Category Archives: Legal Basics

Trademark Owners: Beware of Sophisticated Scams

Halloween is almost upon us, and as it approaches, trademark owners must be alert of something especially frightening. Recently, our firm has received another scam letter for trademark renewal fees. The letter, which says it was sent from the “Patent & Trademark Bureau,” is requesting for us to pay a $925 renewal fee for our […]

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Speeding in a School Zone

School Zone

With school coming back in Wake County, everyone probably needs a refresher of all of the consequences for speeding in a school zone.  First, let’s talk about what a school zone is and how you know you are in one. School zones are specific areas designated by signs, where the speed limit is reduced from […]

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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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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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