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?

Trials

“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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Don’t Get Trademark Scammed!

Recently, our firm received what appeared to be a “contract” or “bill” for services for which we had not solicited. The company, called Intellectual Property Services, which is based out of the Czech Republic sent a “contract” demanding payment of $2,356 as a “registration fee” for one of our registered trademarks. The “contract” included information […]

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Caso….cerrado?

Se escucha todo el tiempo en novelas de abogados en la televisión. Después de una hora desgarradora de morderse las uñas, los espectadores dejan escapar un suspiro de alivio cuando el abogado sale y dice “caso cerrado”. Sin embargo, Reaccionarían de la misma manera si el abogado dijera: “el caso ha sido desestimado voluntariamente con […]

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