What Causes a License Revocation in NC?
We commonly have people who tell us that they’ve been charged with Driving While License Revoked who simply aren’t even sure why their license is even revoked in the first place. Sometimes, these people say that they don’t understand how their license can be revoked because they’ve never had a North Carolina license. Trying to […]
Are you a Responsible Individual?
Let’s hope not. At least, not for the purposes of the North Carolina Responsible Individuals List (RIL). The RIL is a list maintained by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services of people who are the parent, guardian or custodian of a child who has been abused or seriously neglected (NCGS 7B-101(18a)). It […]
Raleigh Area Real Estate Closings During COVID-19
Working While Maintaining Social Distance Even during the COVID-19 crisis our real estate attorney, James A. Oliver, still practices his “ABC’s” (Always Be Closing)! Despite the pandemic, our clients still need to sign documents to finalize the purchase of their new home or refinance and take advantage of those low interest rates. Conducting closings outside […]
What Happens if You Host a Gathering While in Quarantine?
Along with the serious health risks associated with coronavirus, Americans are burdened by quarantine orders and similar directives that forbid them from seeing their loved ones, even for major events such as holidays and birthdays. It can be tempting to try to break the rules, especially for people who believe that they don’t fall into […]
Restraining Orders: 50b and 50c Hearings
Getting a restraining order can be a difficult process whether you are the plaintiff asking for the order or the defendant receiving it. Understanding how the process works can help alleviate some of that difficulty. Obtaining a restraining order requires two separate and distinct court hearings and understanding the differences between those two hearings is […]
Who Gets the Stimulus Check When Spouses Are Separated or Divorcing?
Going through a divorce is stressful enough, but the coronavirus pandemic spreading throughout the United States presents additional complications for spouses who have decided to split. In addition to changes that might need to be made regarding custody and visitation arrangements while travel is restricted, negotiations over property division need to address any new economic […]
If I Urinate in Public, Will I Need to Register as a Sex Offender?
Urinating in Public in North Carolina 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. At least, not […]
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 […]