Tag Archives: Wake County Attorney

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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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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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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