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Trials: A Three Part Series

Trials

Superior Court Trials In part two of our trial series, we looked at how district court trials work. This blog will focus on Superior Court trial procedure. If you read our previous blog about district court trials, you’ll know that in Superior Court you have the choice of either a bench trial (when the judge […]

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Trials: A Three Part Series

Trials

Part 2: Criminal Trial Procedure in District Court In our previous blog post about the differences between bench and jury trials we went over how they differ. This blog will go over how a trial actually works. Remember, district and superior court have different rules and procedures. Cases in District Court usually do not start […]

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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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Why Only Wake County?

Matheson Wake Court

Every day we get calls for defendants with tickets/charges in counties that are not Wake. And every day we have to tell them that we, unfortunately, do not take traffic or criminal cases outside of Wake County. For the first time in a long time, a caller asked us “Why?”. That’s actually a really good […]

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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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