Category Archives: Criminal Law

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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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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Restraining Orders During COVID-19

Emancipation

With the stay-at-home order requiring many people to either work from home or, unfortunately, not work at all, the dynamics in your household may be changing.  People are now spending more time at home, around their family all day, with nowhere to go.  Tensions are running high as people don’t know when they can go […]

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What Happens If I Violate The Executive Order About Coronavirus

Coronavirus Executive Order

At this point, we all should be aware of Gov. Cooper’s executive order addressing the Coronavirus and certain restrictions he implemented meant to curtail the spread of the virus.  There are three main parts to which law enforcement will be looking for in its enforcement of the executive order: Mass gatherings Operating a business that […]

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