Hit and Run!

Hit and Run

I hit someone’s vehicle/property and left! Now what? Hit/Run Leave Scene with Property Damage (NCGS 20-166), as it’s called in the legal world, is a common charge these days. Usually when we hear about a hit and run it’s on the news and someone hit a pedestrian. Well in most cases, that’s not the norm. […]

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Emancipation

Trials

First, what is emancipation?  Emancipation is the process by which a court determines that you meet the statutory requirements to become a “legal” adult before the ordinary age of majority.   What is the age of majority and what does that mean for you?  The age of majority is 18.  When you turn 18 you […]

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Misdemeanor Sentencing

Wake County Justice Center

If I am convicted of a class 2 misdemeanor offense, what happens? Before we can get to the nuts and bolts of this question, let’s understand what a misdemeanor offense is and how it’s different from other criminal offenses. Criminal offenses range from traffic infractions to misdemeanor and felony offenses. They each carry a range […]

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Illegal Fireworks

Fireworks

Happy Birthday, America! Our nation’s birthday, along with New Years, is when the sale of fireworks skyrocket (pun intended!).  Now most people will just head to one of those parking lot stands and buy some sparklers and be happy. They may also head out and watch the fireworks at the NC State Fairgrounds. Great! Always […]

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Don’t Sign That Agreement!

Hey all.  Jammie Wacenske, the family law attorney, here with a Public Service Announcement: DON’T SIGN THAT! Here lately, I have seen TOO MANY separation agreements cross my desk where one side has an attorney and the other doesn’t. Then, the one without an attorney calls or seeks legal advice AFTER the document has been […]

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