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A Look at the Federal First Step Act

When charged with a drug related crime, it is vital to know about how current law will affect your possible sentencing. Since the 1980’s, the government has utilized mandatory minimum sentencing to ensure long prison stints for drug offenders. Mandatory minimums...

Is a DUI the same thing as a DWI in North Carolina?

Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can have serious consequences, including potential criminal charges. North Carolina drivers in such circumstances are typically charged with Driving While Intoxicated/Impaired (DWI). Depending on the state where...

Criminal convictions and immigration

If you live in the United States but are not a citizen or permanent resident, criminal convictions could impact your immigration status. In addition, charges may carry driver's license suspension, fines, community service and even prison time. Review the offenses that...

Will your inheritance still be yours after divorce?

Receiving an inheritance can help many North Carolina residents obtain more financial security. However, if you received an inheritance and are now facing divorce proceedings, you may have concerns about whether your soon-to-be ex-spouse could have a claim to those...

Marijuana and criminal law in North Carolina

In the United States, laws around the use of cannabis can vary from state to state. Those who are unclear about the rules around possession, sale and trafficking of this substance between states could put themselves at risk, especially if they make assumptions. Here...

3 Common Types of White-Collar Crimes

White-collar crimes are nonviolent crimes perpetrated for financial gain, such as identity theft and banking scams. The FBI names corporate fraud, including tax violations and insider trading, as one of their top priorities.  On television and in movies, white-collar...

How does an ignition interlock device work?

A person convicted of an impaired driving offense in North Carolina may have his or her driver's license suspended or revoked depending on the circumstances of the case. Some situations allow the person to reinstate the driving privileges by installing and using an...

What is a divorce loan?

There is no denying that a divorce can cause a lot of financial trouble. Not only are there the costs of the divorce itself but also the changes in your overall financial situation can lead to struggles. What some people are doing to help ease the financial burden is...

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