When do I start having the Right to Remain Silent?

The Cold, Hard, Facts Mr. Matheson had driven his car into a ditch. It was raining pretty heavily, so Officers Kuga and Wacenske approached the vehicle, and took him underneath the awning of a nearby building to speak with him about the incident. Mr. Matheson mentioned that due to the heavy rain, he was unable […]

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Officer, are you sure that’s Marijuana?

Hemp is a not-so-distant cousin to Marijuana, and one that has been made legal in North Carolina markets. With its ever-expanding product line including –but not limited to –hemp infused chocolate, honey, plants and even dog treats, it has become common amongst young adults. The only true aspect that separates Hemp and its illegal counterpart, […]

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Driving After Consuming Under 21

Driving after Consuming While Under 21…. Yes, that’s a thing! The question we often hear is why someone was charged with Driving After Consuming While Under the Age of 21 (DAC <21) and Driving While Impaired (DWI), when they have a friend, who, in “similar” circumstances, was only charged with DAC <21. While both DAC […]

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I Missed My Court Date…Now What?

Emancipation

“What happens if I miss my court date?”  We get this question all the time. It is part of our practice at Matheson & Associates to communicate regularly with our clients and alert them whether their attendance is required at their court setting. This requirement varies depending on the nature of charge, specifics of the […]

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Divorce and Retirement Funds

What is a QDRO and do you need one if you’re going through a separation? In North Carolina you must be physically separated from your spouse for 1 year.  Within that year of separation it is common for the parties to file for equitable distribution, among other things.  One or both of the party’s retirement […]

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