Getting Sued?

If you are served with papers, remember that this triggers important deadlines for the attorney that you should hire. This is the first and foremost thing. Do not wait around! The worst thing to do is ignore the papers that were served on you. This will most likely result in some type of money judgment (more…)

What to Do If You’ve Been Involved in an Auto Accident in North Carolina?

An auto accident can be one of the most frightening events you will encounter.  It is important to attempt to remain calm and make sure that the situation is handled in a way that ensures you receive the medical treatment that is vital to your recovery.  First, you should always contact law enforcement as quickly (more…)

What to Do If You’ve Been Involved in an Auto Accident in North Carolina

An auto accident can be one of the most frightening events you will encounter.  It is important to attempt to remain calm and make sure that the situation is handled in a way that ensures you receive the medical treatment that is vital to your recovery.  First, you should always contact law enforcement as quickly (more…)

Completing A Financial Affidavit to Help Your Alimony and Spousal Support Case

A financial affidavit is a statement of your expenses on the date of your separation and sets out your financial expenses and needs on a monthly basis. The affidavit explains what you own, what you owe, what you earn, and what you spend. This form will be used by the court to determine your monthly (more…)

North Carolina’s Concealed Carry Permit Law

Applying for a Permit To apply for a concealed carry permit, you must do so at the Sheriff’s Department in the county where you reside. You must submit an application, fee, fingerprint scans, certification of completion of an approved safety course, and a signed release form. The sheriff will either issue or deny the permit (more…)

North Carolina’s Concealed Carry Permit Law

Applying for a Permit To apply for a concealed carry permit, you must do so at the Sheriff’s Department in the county where you reside. You must submit an application, fee, fingerprint scans, certification of completion of an approved safety course, and a signed release form. The sheriff will either issue or deny the permit (more…)

Can I Own or Possess a Firearm if I’ve Been Convicted of a Felony?

Generally no, you cannot own or possess a firearm if you have been convicted of a felony. This applies even if you have just been charged of a felony and not yet convicted. A firearm is “any weapon, including a starter gun, which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel (more…)

How to Reduce your Bail Bond on a North Carolina Criminal Charge

The setting of a bail bond is a way for the court to ensure that a person obligated to appear in court will do so.  It also is supposed to protect the public from potentially dangerous defendants.  In practice, it is sometimes a spur of the moment decision, and it can be heavily influenced by (more…)

Can I get an Expunction or Expungement of my Criminal Record?

An expunction is the removal of a criminal record by an order of the court. When there is a successful expungement/expunction, a person will be restored to the status she held prior to existence of her criminal record. North Carolina has twelve different expunction statutes. However, the ability to expunge a criminal record in our (more…)

Partition by Sale vs Partition in Kind

Partitioning is a division in real or personal property between co-owners. This typically occurs when property is inherited or passed down to heirs. There are two types of partitioning: Partition in Kind and Partition by Sale. These are described in Chapter 46 of the North Carolina General Statutes. Partition in Kind (also known as Actual (more…)