Category Archives: Criminal Law

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?

“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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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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Case…Dismissed?

  We hear it all the time on television lawyer dramas. After a heart-wrenching hour of biting its nails, the crowd lets out an audible sigh of relief as the attorney exits the court room and utters the words “case dismissed.” However, would they react in the same way if the attorney instead walked out […]

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