Category Archives: Legal Basics

Emancipation

Emancipation

First, what is emancipation?  Emancipation is the process by which a court determines that you meet the statutory requirements to become a “legal” adult before the ordinary age of majority.   What is the age of majority and what does that mean for you?  The age of majority is 18.  When you turn 18 you […]

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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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Contracts during COVID-19

COVID-19 Contract Issues

These times are nearly unprecedented. And, definitely unprecedented with a society as mobile and technology enabled as we are today. Our society and, especially, businesses are held together by a seamless web of contracts. The relationships we have for services and products are underpinned by our understanding of a contract (verbal or written). An unprecedented […]

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Court Closure FAQ

WCJC Court Closure

In this current situation there are many questions about court closures and what to do. We are here to answer those questions. Below you will find the most commonly asked questions we have received. If you have a question that isn’t answered below, please contact our office! We are happy to help during this scary […]

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