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Best of the Business, Paralegals Are Unsung Heroes No More

  April 21, 2017     By Powers McCartan, PLLC
I am a lawyer and I know, generally, how lawyers think and what motivates them. For the life of me I don’t get how paralegals put up with us and...

Before You Post THAT Picture . . . How Private Is Your Facebook Account?

  April 10, 2017     By The Law Offices of Lori Keeton
If you are going to attempt to collect disability, you may want to hold off on posting pictures of yourself boating, fishing and the...

What North Carolina’s Implied Consent Law Means for Your DWI

  March 28, 2017     By Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan, PLLC
Under North Carolina law, all in-state and out-of-state drivers give their “implied consent” to a chemical analysis of their blood alcohol...

How to File a Workers' Compensation Claim in North Carolina

  February 6, 2017     By Kevin Bunn, Attorney at Law
If you have been injured on the job there are important legal deadlines for filing your claim. Learn when, where and how to file a workers'...

Urgent Immigration Law Update: President Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration

  February 1, 2017     By Law Office of Alex V. Muntean, PLLC
On Wednesday and Friday of last week, President Donald Trump signed Executive Orders having far-reaching effects on U.S. immigration law and...

DACA: A Short-Term Benefit May Create a Permanent Solution for Some

For DACA holders who have U.S. citizen spouses, or DACA holders under the age of 21 with at least one U.S. parent or step-parent, the DACA...

America's 20-Year Immigration Crack Down: The Effects of IIRIRA

This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) of 1996,...

Provisional Waiver Open to More Applicants Easing Path to Legalization for Undocumented Immigrants

On Friday, July 29, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published new regulations expanding the “provisional waiver.” Under the new...

High Stakes Privacy Breaches – HIPAA Compliance for Law Firms

Since 2013, when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued its Final Rule implementing...

Up in the Air: The Future of TASER Usage in the Fourth Circuit

What should law enforcement officers do if faced with a “non-criminal” mentally ill man being seized for his own protection, [who is] seated on...

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: New North Carolina Law Regarding Body and Dash Cam Footage

In North Carolina, footage from a law enforcement officer’s body or dashboard cameras is not considered a public record or personnel record...

Bad Stops in the Wake of Utah v. Strieff

Utah v. Strieff was a festering [sore] of a decision that will undoubtedly be used by prosecutors all over the country to overcome bad stops...

Naturalization Would Give Many a Voice in the 2016 Elections

The right to vote is fundamental for United States Citizens. Voting is the way most people contribute to the ongoing national conversation on...

The Current Rhetoric on Immigration Stokes Fear, Ignores Facts

Baseless, anti-immigrant rhetoric may stir certain segments of the voting bloc, but the facts will trump demagoguery. In reality, immigrants are...

The Truth about Refugees: They Undergo Rigorous Vetting Process and States Cannot Reject Them

The simple truth of the matter is this: Refugees are the most thoroughly vetted class of immigrants in the U.S., and state governors have no...

ICE Raids in Charlotte: What You Need to Know

Reports of these ICE raids have spread fear throughout immigrant communities. In light of these fears, it is important for immigrants, their...

Downloading Adult Porn in Bulk Can Get You in Trouble with Child Porn

Searching for, viewing and downloading adult pornography is not illegal. But, there is a problem when sexually explicit images of children sneak...

Can I Represent Myself in a Criminal Case?

Explaining the process of representing oneself in a criminal case, and outlining the risks involved with doing so.

How Will A DWI Affect My Job?

The implications that a DWI charge can have on your employment.

Termination of Parental Rights in North Carolina

A North Carolina court can terminate the rights of a parent for: Abuse or neglect of the child; Willful abandonment of the child to foster care...

Visitation Rights of Grandparents in North Carolina

Knowing your rights as grandparents can be very helpful. Often times during a custody dispute over a child, grandparents are left clueless and...

Alternative Criminal Sentencing – Drug Courts

Sometimes jail just isn’t the answer. To help combat criminal activity in a more effective manner, alternatives to the standard criminal...

Embezzlement in North Carolina Can Get You in Criminal Trouble with the State or the Feds

Employees who are wrongly accused of theft or who made an innocent mistake that is interpreted as fraud have even more on the line than the...

What Should I Do After A Car accident? North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been truly hurt during a collision due to someone else's negligence, it is extremely necessary to consult with a North Carolina...

Lawsuit Settlement Funds: Pay Your Bills with Pre-Settlement Loans

Lawsuit settlement funds allow victims to get money through means like pre-settlement loans with the help of a Dunn accident injury attorney....

Learn About Retaining Eligibility for VA Benefits

Eligibility for VA benefits is dependent on factors such as active duty. The determination of this is sometimes complicated, depending on the...

Dog Attack Claim: Establishing Ownership of Dog in Fayetteville

After a dog attack, you may decide to seek compensation through a personal injury claim. To do this, however, you will need to establish...

Comparative Negligence Still the Law of the Land in North Carolina

Seatbelts save lives and help to reduce injuries during car accidents. That said, what are the ramifications of not wearing your seatbelt when...

Personal Injury Claim: Time It Takes to Settle a Claim

Settling a personal injury claim can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.

Raleigh Car Crashes and Kelley Blue Book Values

Car crashes that result in the total loss of a vehicle will receive a fair market value in Raleigh. To determine what your car is worth, consult...

Overview of Damages Available with Medical Malpractice Compensation

When a doctor hurts a patient, the patient often looks to be awarded medical malpractice compensation. There are many damages available in...

How to Hire a Lawyer for a Personal Injury Case in North Carolina

If you are injured, get help from a personal injury attorney in Raleigh, NC. Learn how to find a good attorney and how to hire a lawyer near you.

Life Insurance Claims in North Carolina

This Article addresses life insurance claims in North Carolina, and some issues that frequently arise in these claims, including whether the...

Types of Accident Injury Claims that Should be Handled by a Personal Injury Attorney

A personal injury attorney may not be required for all accident injury claims. Complex cases or those involving serious injury generally should...

Habitual Misdemeanor Larceny

If A Defendant Has Four Or More Prior Larceny Convictions, A Subsequent Larceny Offense Is A Felony.

Looking at Marital Status, Dependents, for VA Benefits

Veterans’ disability lawyers in Raleigh will explain how your marital status and dependents can impact veterans’ disability benefits. If you...

North Carolina Expands "Move Over" Law

Perhaps the biggest change to motorist in North Carolina was the recent addition to the law commonly known as the “Move Over” law, requiring...

SSDI Benefits for Disabled Veterans

Talking with Veterans Social Security disability attorneys in Raleigh can help you learn if you qualify for disability benefits through Social...

Workers' Compensation Overview

Confused about work injuries? A Workers' Comp attorney may be able to help if your claim was denied. If you have concerns about the way your...

Common Injuries in the Workplace That May Result in a Workers' Comp Claim

Possible Types of Injuries Suffered at Work - One possible type of injury is that involving the back and/or neck. This can be the result of...

Raleigh DUI Accidents and the Law

Facing a traffic ticket for reckless driving or speeding can be unsettling. In North Carolina, a particular DUI case captured the attention of...

Know Your Options

Estate planners often talk about creating the plan that meets the specific needs of the individuals they are advising. They ask what you want...

North Carolina Child Custody Explained

Child custody laws vary from state to state. In North Carolina, any relative of a child may file a suit asking for custody. The only exception...

Enforcing Child Support Orders in North Carolina

Each county in the state of North Carolina has a Child Support Enforcement office or CSE that is tasked with enforcing child support orders. The...

Understanding Insurance Points in North Carolina

In North Carolina, insurance points drastically increase insurance premiums. For this reason, having an attorney defend you in traffic court may...

Driver Negligence and Distraction: A Nationwide Concern

Distracted driving and driver negligence is the main culprit behind auto accidents. If drivers were to execute more caution, thousands of lives...

Accidents: The Leading Cause of Death and Injury in Children

The leading cause of death in young children is accidents. Accidents are preventable and when a negligent adult or other entity is responsible,...

Understanding Social Security Disability

It can be difficult to understand Social Security disability. To learn more about eligibility requirements, contact a Dunn Social Security...

Are State Workers’ Comp Plans Effective? OSHA Will Decide

For many years now, the Occupational safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has played a big role in making sure that the federal program...

Social Security Disability Application Process in Raleigh

A Raleigh Social Security disability attorney can help you with the Social Security disability process of applying and demonstrating need for...



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