Handling a DUI Case with Help from a DUI Attorney

There’s no question about it: you must speak with a DUI attorney as soon as you find yourself charged with such an offense. The penalties could be severe and may likely impact your everyday activities, but you may also be facing steep fines, alcohol counseling and possibly some jail time. Degrees of Offense First-time offenders … Continue reading Handling a DUI Case with Help from a DUI Attorney

Hire a Family Lawyer to Settle Child Support Issues

Child support is not as simple as simply determining the amount of a monthly stipend for the child. Because it is a highly contentious issue, especially for less than amicable cases of divorce, a final agreement may require a lot of negotiation, offers and counter-offers until the details are fully ironed out. Custody Getting divorced … Continue reading Hire a Family Lawyer to Settle Child Support Issues

Defense Attorney welcomes some return to normalcy for those convicted of sex crimes

Last March 2015, Graham County Sheriff Danny Millsaps announced that he was banning sex offenders from church. More recently in November 2015, The N.C. Supreme Court upheld a state law that prohibits registered sex offenders from using Facebook or other social networking sites where minors can have an account. These are just the latest developments … Continue reading Defense Attorney welcomes some return to normalcy for those convicted of sex crimes

Child Abuse Laws and Penalties in North Carolina

Child abuse is generally defined as the physical, psychological, emotional or sexual abuse of a minor. In the state of North Carolina, the scope of the law against child abuse is further broadened to include acts that are considered to be delinquent and involve moral turpitude. Reporting Child Abuse Any suspicions that a child may … Continue reading Child Abuse Laws and Penalties in North Carolina

Questions for a Family Attorney: Can a Spouse Sue the Other for Theft?

For couples that are separated, it’s not uncommon to think that one spouse may want to steal a valuable piece of property that is considered joint property. Now the question is, if one spouse takes something without permission, can the victimized spouse sue the other for theft? The general answer is no, but North Carolina … Continue reading Questions for a Family Attorney: Can a Spouse Sue the Other for Theft?

DWI Lawyer Says: “Peeling Out” Isn’t Necessarily Reasonable Suspicion

When a police officer suspects that a driver is intoxicated, he may only stop the suspect under very specific circumstances within the confines of the US Constitution. If an arresting officer conducts an unlawful stop, an unlawful arrest, or an unlawful search or seizure, any evidence against the suspect collected during the arrest may be … Continue reading DWI Lawyer Says: “Peeling Out” Isn’t Necessarily Reasonable Suspicion