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Attorney Mark Jetton has recently become a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association Top 25. About The National Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. This…

Attorney Mark Jetton talks with Fox 46 reporters to discuss the June 2017 decision to require body cameras on police officers below the rank of deputy-chief both when on-duty, as well as during secondary employment. CMPD Introduces Body Cams In 2015, Now Expanding The announcement to require body cams came after CMPD started field testing…

Attorney Mark Jetton was recently interviewed by NBC Charlotte affiliate WCNC about the tough enforcement of DWI laws across North and South Carolina, with North Carolina coming in 15th worst and South Carolina coming in 5th for DWI’s across the nation. As WCNC reporters analyze the numbers, Mark Jetton shares his experiences with DWI defendants…

Like misdemeanor sentencing, felonies in North Carolina are sentenced according to structured sentencing, which bases your punishment on a grid that measures the severity of the crime against your criminal history. If you rank high in both those categories, your sentence will be much worse than if you rank low in those categories. Unlike misdemeanor…

When North Carolina parents divorce, if their children are younger than 18, one parent might end up paying child support to the other. Usually, the noncustodial parent pays the custodial parent. However, when considering a divorce, both parents might wonder what child support covers. Although it varies based on the particular situation, child support in…

Some divorced North Carolina fathers may find themselves struggling to maintain ongoing relationships with their children. They often face issues when they try to work within a court system that is sometimes biased in favor of the mothers even when the fathers are good parents. In a lot of child custody cases, parents may be…

North Carolina residents who are considering getting married likely realize that a couple might want to know about each other’s finances in the event of a subsequent divorce. Protecting oneself in advance may avoid problems later, and a few tips might help an individual stay prepared. One suggestion is to have a prenuptial agreement in…

There has been a substantial increase in the number of people over age 50 who are filing for divorce. While this brings a myriad of issues, among them is the division of retirement accounts one or both North Carolina spouses may hold. There are many different kinds of retirement accounts, including 401(k)s, 403(b)s, military pensions,…

North Carolina residents who are considering divorce can benefit from remaining united when it comes to rules and boundaries for children. Parents who share custody are recommended to maintain consistency with bedtimes and other routines in both households. From limiting how much time children spend on technology to the media they are allowed to consume,…

North Carolina couples may be more likely to get a divorce if they run into conflicts over money since this is the source of one of the most common disagreements in a marriage. Almost half of all first marriages end in divorce while at least 60 percent of second marriages and 70 percent of third…