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If I Urinate in Public, Will I Need to Register as a Sex Offender?

Urinating in Public in North Carolina by Morgan Davis Some years ago, an urban legend started circulating among college campus’ that if you were caught peeing in public, you could be forced to register as a sex offender. Thankfully for those of you who refuse to wait in the porta potty line, this is not true. […]

Can I Drive to Work with a DWI in North Carolina?

Limited Driving Privileges in NC by James P. Little If convicted of a DWI under certain circumstances, a defendant may be subject to a NC limited driving privilege that allows the defendant to drive for work related purposes. If the defendant seeks employment in another state, a common question is whether the defendant can transfer […]

Can DWI Charges in Raleigh NC Affect my Driving Privileges before I am Convicted?

Certainly, individuals convicted on charges of driving while impaired (DWI) can face a significant loss of driving privileges. However, even people who have not yet had their day in court, in Raleigh or elsewhere in North Carolina, can face the prospect of a suspended license. Individuals can lose their driving privileges simply by refusing to […]

Can I Set Up an Estate Plan that Completely Avoids Probate?

Fully protecting your heirs from the probate process may be possible, but it is seldom a realistic goal when setting up your estate plan. A better goal might be to set up your estate so the most important assets go to your heirs without probate issues that can diminish their value. Regardless of the size […]

What Legal Options are Available to Settle Disputes in Raleigh?

From time to time, everyone has a disagreement with other individuals. When disputes involve one party causing some form of damage to another party, the harmed individuals can attempt to settle the dispute on their own. However, in many cases, they can obtain better results by turning to Raleigh attorneys for resolution through some form […]

Can Individuals Convicted for Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana in North Carolina go to Prison?

Imprisonment for marijuana possession in North Carolina is possible, depending on the exact type of substance and the quantity involved. However, with an experienced Raleigh drug crimes defense lawyer representing them throughout the criminal process, most offenders are likely to stay out of prison. Possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana represents a Class […]

What Type of Sentence Can a Convicted Drug Offender Expect in North Carolina?

North Carolina law has a complex sentencing system for the conviction of both felony and misdemeanor crimes. Thus, it is not generally possible to accurately predict the classification of the charges or the penalties without knowing specifics about the type of crime, the specific drug and the quantity involved and the criminal history of the […]

Can an Alleged North Carolina Domestic Violence Victim Take Back False Charges?

All too often, someone charges domestic violence in retaliation for a painful break-up. Or a divorcing spouse files charges in an attempt to strengthen his or her custody case. However, once police hear the accusation, the alleged victim cannot stop the criminal process simply by taking back the original charges. Individuals arrested because of false […]

Does North Carolina Family Law Pertain Only to Ending Family Relationships?

Family law is actually more about repairing and establishing family relationships than about ending them. While individuals often turn to a Raleigh family law attorney to help resolve highly contentious situations, lawyers typically view their roles in terms of unification rather than separation. North Carolina General Statutes contain 13 separate chapters concerning family law. While […]

Are North Carolina Laws Changing to Provide Grandparents’ Visitation Rights after Divorce?

Divorce should not sever the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren. However, heated custody battles can cause this relationship to suffer. While the courts can currently intervene in certain situations, new legislation pertaining to grandparents’ rights in North Carolina was introduced in March 2011. If passed, it will provide greater rights to grandparents in the […]