Electric Scooter DWI: Can it Happen?

So, downtown Raleigh being a hot spot for alcohol consumption, and now being flooded with electric scooters, the reality is, people will be utilizing these machines while impaired.  This begs the questions; Can I be charged and convicted of Driving While Impaired for riding one of these scooters impaired?  What’s to follow is my legal […]

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What if Aretha Franklin Died in NC?

Unfortunately, on August 16, 2018, Aretha Franklin passed away from advanced pancreatic cancer.   Ms. Franklin was a very well known musical artist that is currently rumored to have had a lucrative estate.  At this time, it is being estimated that the value of her estate is approximately $80 million dollars.  Instinctively you would think that […]

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Constructive Possession of Marijuana

Throughout this summer, I have had the fortunate opportunity to speak with many parents who are seeking explanation for why their son or daughter was charged with the unlawful possession of marijuana when, in fact, they were not the rightful owners of the controlled substance. “The weed belonged to his friend… it wasn’t even found […]

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Trademark and Ownership

What happens when the ownership of your trademark changes? This is a common occurrence caused by a business changing its name, selling your business, or assigning your trademark rights to another individual and/or company. Three common types of ownership changes are (1) change in name, (2) change in entity type, and (3) assignment of the […]

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Appreciable Impairment     

Today’s blog will attempt to explain the significance of ‘Appreciable Impairment’ as it pertains to North Carolina’s DWI Law.  DWI’s are the most litigated crime in North Carolina, and there are many different facets that create challenges for both the State and the Defense.  However, when dealing with Appreciable Impairment, it’s hard to understate how […]

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