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Stalking: Is It a Form of Domestic Abuse?

Stalking is considered domestic violence and is taken very seriously in the state of North Carolina. Courts are diligent when it comes to protecting victims of alleged acts of domestic violence. Therefore, law enforcement is highly sensitive to what constitutes domestic abuse. If your spouse or ex-partner alleges that you are stalking them, you might wonder if that constitutes domestic …

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Reasonable Suspicion: What is it and How Does It Affect My DWI Case?

For law enforcement to pull your vehicle over, the law requires them to have reasonable suspicion that you violated the law in some way. When it comes to drinking and driving, the officer must have probable cause to rationalize a field sobriety check. While North Carolina used to have some of the strictest laws against drunken driving, they have made recent …

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Can You Expunge Your Record and Get a Fresh Start?

Criminal records create numerous barriers. Fortunately, you may be able to expunge your record and eliminate those barriers. While some criminal records should remain permanent, other instances make a permanent scar on someone’s record unjust. After all, to err is human. Therefore, a person’s mistake years ago should not always affect the rest of their adult life. How a Criminal …

Raleigh DWI Defense

The drunk driving laws in North Carolina are strict and the fines and penalties are severe. In fact, even a Level 5 DWI arrest can have long-ranging negative effects that can change your life, and the lives and futures of your family and loved ones. In fact, getting convicted of a Level 5 DWI in Raleigh or elsewhere in the …

The importance of seat belts cannot be overstated.

3 Reasons Not to Skip the Seat Belt

For many American drivers and passengers, seat belt habits often fall into one of two categories. It’s second nature and you put it on before anything else. Otherwise, you skip it all together because you don’t think seat belt laws are that important. This habit has certainly contributed to the fact that half of those individuals who die in car …

What to Do if You’ve Been Attacked By a Dog in North Carolina

Each year across the United States, over 4 million dog bites occur, and 1 in 5 of those become infected. Whether through the negligence of the owner or a dog escaping a fenced area, a dog bite or attack can result in serious injury and ramifications for the dog’s handler. Younger children are at a higher risk for dog bites …

Underage Drinking Can Cost More Than You Think

Among youth across the country, alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug, and excessive drinking accounts for more than 4,000 deaths each year among that age population. These statistics, according to the Center for Disease Control, point to a serious issue of underage drinking in our society that costs us much more than just money. Underage drinking may …