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    • Registering Out-Of-State Orders Makes Them Enforceable in NC

      Moving is not uncommon in the U.S. According to Shyft, the average American moves close to 12 times during their life with about 10% of U.S. residents ...

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    • Modifying Child Support in Separation Agreement

      Children are often a primary concern for those going through a divorce . As a result, some couples look to enter into a separation agreement. A ...

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    • The FAQ's of "Legal Separation"

      As a family law attorney, I am often asked, “How do I start a “legal separation” from my husband or wife?” A common misconception in North Carolina is ...

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    • Should You Blow?

      One of the questions we’re asked most frequently from people who have been charged with a DWI is, “should I have blown?” One of the questions we hear ...

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    • Common Misunderstandings with DWI Laws in North Carolina

      In North Carolina, one of the most common criminal charges is Driving While Impaired, or DWI. While DWI may be one of the most commonly charged crimes ...

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    • What You Need to Know About Boating While Impaired (BWI) Laws In North Carolina

      What You Need to Know About Boating While Impaired (BWI) Laws in North Carolina In 2016, North Carolina enacted Sheyenne’s Law in response to an ...

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    • Alienation of Affection

      North Carolina is one of the few remaining states that still recognizes a claim called ‘Alienation of Affection’. This claim allows a spouse to file a ...

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    • Getting Post-Separation Support Doesn’t Guarantee Alimony

      North Carolina divorces generally require couples to be separated for one year before filing for divorce. Separation does not mean separate bedrooms. ...

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    • Adultery is a Bar to Alimony

      In North Carolina, alimony is awarded to the dependent spouse upon a finding that one spouse is a dependent spouse, one spouse is a supporting spouse, ...

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    • Alimony Is Decided by Many Factors

      In North Carolina and other states, a couple may choose to divorce for any number of reasons. For example, they may want financial independence or the ...

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    • Collaborative Law Proceedings

      The divorce process can take an emotional toll on all parties involved. The thought of having to discuss one’s private grievances in open court can be ...

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    • Jetton & Meredith Managing Partner Eric Meredith Recognized as 2019 Attorney & Practice Magazine's Top 10 Family Law Attorney, North Carolina

      Jetton & Meredith, PLLC is pleased to announce that co-founder and family law managing partner, Eric S. Meredith has been named Top 10 Family Law ...

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    • Mark S. Jetton, Jr. Received Attorney and Practice Magazine, North Carolina’s 2018 “Top 10 Personal Injury Law Attorneys” Award

      Mark S. Jetton, Jr. Received Attorney and Practice Magazine, North Carolina’s 2018 (also awarded in 2017) “Top 10 Personal Injury Law Attorneys” ...

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    • Mark S. Jetton, Jr. Named As 2017 AIDUIA “10 Best DUI/DWI Attorneys For Client Satisfaction in NC”

      The American Institute of DUI/DWI Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of North Carolina’s Criminal Defense Law Firm, Jetton & ...

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    • I Was Hurt in a Boating Accident, Do I Have a Legal Claim?

      When a boating accident occurs, the first thing that will likely be considered is a negligence claim. In general, people have a duty to act with ...

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    • An LLC with Operating Agreement Protects Personal Assets

      One of the most important decisions an entrepreneur makes is choosing the legal entity for their business . There are many options. The best formation ...

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    • Mark Interviewed As Greg Hardy's Charges Are Dropped*

      Mr. Jetton was asked by WCCB news to comment on the domestic violence charges being dropped against NFL Player Greg Hardy. Mr. Jetton explains how the ...

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    • Catastrophic Injuries

      Accidents happen every day throughout our lives, some affecting us more than others. While some only cause small injuries that create little to no ...

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    • Should I Force My Child to Visit Their Non-Custodial Parent?

      Parental custody and visitation are among the most difficult aspects of divorce. Both parents want what is best for their children, but the adults can ...

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    • Protecting Your Child from an Abusive Stepparent

      Wicked stepparents are common in literature. Cinderella was abused by her stepmother and stepsisters. Snow White was ordered to be killed by her ...

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    • Child Custody Issues May Be Contributing to Decline in Migration

      People from North Carolina and across the U.S. used to move around the country a lot more than they do today. According to studies, inter-state ...

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    • What Divorced Parents Should Know About Child Tax Credits

      Millions of families began receiving in July advance payments of the Child Tax Credit (CTC), as made possible by the American Rescue Plan. According ...

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    • Termination of Child Support

      In North Carolina, parents have a duty to provide support for their children . However, when child support payments are ordered, the non-custodial ...

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    • Modifying Child Support in Separation Agreement

      Children are often a primary concern for those going through a divorce . As a result, some couples look to enter into a separation agreement. A ...

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    • Should I Force My Child to Visit Their Non-Custodial Parent?

      Parental custody and visitation are among the most difficult aspects of divorce. Both parents want what is best for their children, but the adults can ...

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    • Protecting Your Child from an Abusive Stepparent

      Wicked stepparents are common in literature. Cinderella was abused by her stepmother and stepsisters. Snow White was ordered to be killed by her ...

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    • New Mecklenburg Criminal Diversion Program for Young Adults

      The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) announced in June 2022 that it was implementing a new criminal diversion program for young adults . ...

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    • Drug Trafficking Has Nothing to Do with Intent

      If you look up the definition of trafficking, you will find that it means to “buy and sell” and “do business.” Knowing that, it would be ...

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    • Can a DUI/DWI Prevent Me from Being Hired?

      When you are pulled over by law enforcement for suspected Driving While Impaired, your job prospects might not be the first worry on your mind. That’s ...

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    • Uncontested Divorces Aren’t Necessarily Uncomplicated

      Many divorces aren’t volatile spectacles filled with name-calling. Some spouses simply know their marriage is no longer working and wish to go their ...

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    • Is a Military Divorce Different from Others in North Carolina?

      North Carolina is home to eight military bases. All branches, with the exception of the Navy, have a base in the state. With about 100,000 active-duty ...

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    • What Is a Bifurcated Divorce?

      Bifurcating a divorce was not well known until celebrity couples have used the option in recent years. Toward the end of 2021, Kim Kardashian West has ...

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    • What Is "Strict Liability" in a Dog Bite Case?

      Dog bite cases are covered by North Carolina’s personal injury laws that set a statute of limitations and liability rules for related injuries. It is ...

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    • What to Do After Being Bitten by a Dog

      Many of us love dogs and get excited when given an opportunity to play with one, but not all of these instances end so well. A dog bite can lead to ...

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    • Domestic Violence & COVID-19

      On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the COVID-19 outbreak has become a pandemic. Within the next few weeks, North ...

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    • The Consequences of Domestic Violence

      One of the most serious crimes you can be convicted of is a crime of domestic violence. Whether it is a felony or a misdemeanor the consequences are ...

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    • COVID-19 Affects on Domestic Violence

      On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the COVID-19 outbreak has become a pandemic. Within the next few weeks, North ...

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    • Interfering with Emergency Communications in North Carolina

      Crimes of Domestic Violence are often some of the most serious charges a person can face. In North Carolina, crimes that have been marked as domestic ...

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    • No Contact Order in North Carolina

      A no contact order—commonly known as a “50C order” in North Carolina—is a type of restraining order for sexual assault or stalking victims who do not ...

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    • Private Warrant Domestic Cases

      My spouse took out a warrant on me and wants to drop the case, what happens now? One of the more confusing situations in court is what happens when ...

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    • Will Biden’s Marijuana Pardons Affect NC Drug Convictions?

      President Joe Biden announced pardons for anyone convicted of federal simple marijuana possession . No other marijuana-related crime or other types of ...

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    • When Does a Drug Crime Become a Federal Offense?

      All drug crimes in North Carolina carry serious penalties. From drug possession to distribution , those charged are looking at the possibility of time ...

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    • Drug Trafficking Has Nothing to Do with Intent

      If you look up the definition of trafficking, you will find that it means to “buy and sell” and “do business.” Knowing that, it would be ...

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    • Can a DUI/DWI Prevent Me from Being Hired?

      When you are pulled over by law enforcement for suspected Driving While Impaired, your job prospects might not be the first worry on your mind. That’s ...

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    • Can I Get a DWI While Biking in North Carolina?

      Instead of driving after having a few alcohol beverages, many people believe riding a bicycle is the wisest and safest alternative. Unfortunately, it ...

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    • Commercial DWI in North Carolina

      From semi-trucks to buses, commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders are an integral part of our country, whether they are transporting essential ...

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    • A Calculator May Be a Best Friend in Dividing Marital Property

      When people in North Carolina decide to end their marriage, most couples — with or without children — begin to focus on what property each party will ...

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    • Is Inheritance Subject to Equitable Distribution?

      Equitable Distribution is the process by which the law in North Carolina instructs judges to distribute equitably upon divorce, all property, legally ...

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    • Active and Passive Appreciation on Marital Property

      In North Carolina, the law which governs the dividing of assets and debts is North Carolina General Statute § 50-20. Your property can be classified ...

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    • How Interest Rates Affect Your Estate Plan

      Along with inflation, interest rates have been rising this year. This trend has already impacted business and personal finances in North Carolina, but ...

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    • New Mecklenburg Criminal Diversion Program for Young Adults

      The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) announced in June 2022 that it was implementing a new criminal diversion program for young adults . ...

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    • What Can Be Expunged from My Criminal Record in NC?

      Most people realize that if they have been convicted of a crime, they will have a criminal record. What they may not realize is that dismissed charges ...

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    • How Innocent People Become Wrongfully Incriminated

      A number of people in North Carolina and throughout the U.S. currently sit behind bars, serving a sentence imposed on them by a court of law. ...

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    • Posting Bail in North Carolina

      Many cases in North Carolina begin when you’re charged with a crime and are then arrested; but once you’ve been arrested, what happens next? The ...

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    • What Happens If You Miss Court?

      Once a court date is missed, it is important to know what the consequences are and what to do next. Questions arise such as: is there a warrant for ...

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    • How Interest Rates Affect Your Estate Plan

      Along with inflation, interest rates have been rising this year. This trend has already impacted business and personal finances in North Carolina, but ...

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    • Registering Out-Of-State Orders Makes Them Enforceable in NC

      Moving is not uncommon in the U.S. According to Shyft, the average American moves close to 12 times during their life with about 10% of U.S. residents ...

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    • Should I Force My Child to Visit Their Non-Custodial Parent?

      Parental custody and visitation are among the most difficult aspects of divorce. Both parents want what is best for their children, but the adults can ...

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    • Father Faces Charges in Toddler’s Accidental Death

      The death of a 2-year-old boy in an accidental shooting has led to his father being charged with misdemeanor failure to properly and safely store his ...

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    • Attorney Mark Jetton Discusses The Court System with WBTV News

      In an interview with WBTV News, Attorney Mark Jetton discusses court delays and the backlog within the Mecklenburg County court system due to ...

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    • What Divorced Parents Should Know About Child Tax Credits

      Millions of families began receiving in July advance payments of the Child Tax Credit (CTC), as made possible by the American Rescue Plan. According ...

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    • Mark S. Jetton, Jr. Teaches CLE Course on Mastering Complex Issues in North Carolina DWI Cases

      Jetton & Meredith, PLLC is pleased to announce that co-founder and managing partner, Mark S. Jetton, Jr. was honored to be a guest speaker and teach a ...

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    • Violent Crimes Are Up in Charlotte So Far in 2022

      The first half of 2022 saw an increase in violent crimes, according to the latest statistics released by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department . ...

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    • Attorney Mark Jetton Discusses The Court System with WBTV News

      In an interview with WBTV News, Attorney Mark Jetton discusses court delays and the backlog within the Mecklenburg County court system due to ...

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    • Partner Mark Jetton Guests on WBTV to Speak About the Derek Chauvin Trial

      On April 19th, Mark S. Jetton, Jr. , of Jetton & Meredith, PLLC, spoke with WBTV about the pressures and rules the jurors in the Derek Chauvin trial ...

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    • Will Biden’s Marijuana Pardons Affect NC Drug Convictions?

      President Joe Biden announced pardons for anyone convicted of federal simple marijuana possession . No other marijuana-related crime or other types of ...

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    • Hemp or Weed… and Why You Should Care

      Some of the more common charges in North Carolina are misdemeanor possession of Marijuana or a schedule VI controlled substance. In fact, marijuana ...

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    • Will I Get a Better Divorce Settlement Through Litigation?

      No matter the reasons behind your decision to divorce, you want a settlement that you think is fair. You don’t want your voice sidelined and wish to ...

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    • A Quick Guide to Getting the Most Out of Divorce Mediation

      If you are divorcing your spouse, then you should consider using a mediator to help the two of you reach a mutually acceptable agreement. Although a ...

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    • Saving Finances By Making Divorce Easier

      Married couples who decide to divorce are likely making the right decision for themselves, but going through the process can still be very challenging ...

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    • Motorcycle Accidents Peak in Summer Months

      Summer is a popular season for motorcyclists. Day trips and simply enjoying the beautiful weather are common reasons to put on a helmet and hit the ...

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    • Motorcycle Accidents in North Carolina

      Many people enjoy riding motorcycles and love the thrill of being on the open road, but with this thrill comes the serious risk of injury. Motorcycle ...

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    • Back to School During COVID-19

      By this time, most public and private schools in North Carolina have started the 2020-2021 school year, however the hallways on the first day of ...

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    • The Impact of COVID-19 on Divorce in 2020 and Beyond

      As we head into the second half of the 2020-year, people have undoubtedly been suffocated by the constant influx of information regarding the COVID-19 ...

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    • The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 - Nearly 1 year Removed

      In 2017, and effective January 1, 2019, a new tax regime was enacted by Congress which, amongst a variety of changes, permanently eliminated the tax ...

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    • New Mecklenburg Criminal Diversion Program for Young Adults

      The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) announced in June 2022 that it was implementing a new criminal diversion program for young adults . ...

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    • Raise the Age Law Changes How Juveniles Are Charged as Adults

      Laws passed in the last five years have altered how North Carolina’s justice system views crimes committed by juveniles. The changes mean that fewer ...

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    • NC Justice Reform Measures Continue to Roll Out in 2022

      Three bills that align with recommendations of the Governor’s Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice (TREC) were signed by North Carolina ...

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    • Important Financial Conversations For Couples

      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 ...

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    • The Usefulness Of A Solid Parenting Plan

      North Carolina parents who are facing the end of their marriage may be suffering a great deal of emotional turmoil, but one way to reduce that is by ...

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    • Financial Infidelity In Marriage Is A Common Issue

      Arguing about money issues is one of the top reasons couples get divorced in North Carolina. Many spouses are hiding cash and spending habits from ...

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    • What Is Contributory Negligence in Personal Injury Cases?

      Many laws, regulations, and policies transform over time. One aspect of North Carolina personal injury law that appears firmly rooted is the adherence ...

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    • Attorney Mark S. Jetton, Jr. Named to Attorney & Practice Magazine's 2019 Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, North Carolina

      Jetton & Meredith, PLLC is pleased to announce that co-founder and criminal defense and personal injury managing partner, Mark S. Jetton, Jr. has been ...

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    • An LLC with Operating Agreement Protects Personal Assets

      One of the most important decisions an entrepreneur makes is choosing the legal entity for their business . There are many options. The best formation ...

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    • How Does Joint and Several Liability Affect My PI Claim?

      North Carolina is one of seven states that follow pure joint and several liability. The legal term applies in personal injury cases when multiple ...

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    • What Is Contributory Negligence in Personal Injury Cases?

      Many laws, regulations, and policies transform over time. One aspect of North Carolina personal injury law that appears firmly rooted is the adherence ...

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    • No Contact Order in North Carolina

      A no contact order—commonly known as a “50C order” in North Carolina—is a type of restraining order for sexual assault or stalking victims who do not ...

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    • Restraining Orders in North Carolina

      In North Carolina, there are two types of restraining orders: domestic violence protective orders and civil no-contact orders . In the court system, a ...

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    • North Carolina Domestic Violence Protective Order Violation

      One of the most common domestic violence crimes in a violation of a Domestic Violence Protective Order (“DVPO”) , commonly referred to as a ...

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    • No Contact Order in North Carolina

      A no contact order—commonly known as a “50C order” in North Carolina—is a type of restraining order for sexual assault or stalking victims who do not ...

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    • North Carolina Domestic Violence Protective Order Violation

      One of the most common domestic violence crimes in a violation of a Domestic Violence Protective Order (“DVPO”) , commonly referred to as a ...

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    • Preparing For A Same-Sex Couple Contested Divorce

      With same-sex marriage now legal in North Carolina and around the country, it is likely inevitable that some of these couples will see their ...

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    • 4 Common Types of Internet Sex Crimes

      From e-mail and social media to entertainment and news outlets, we rely on the internet to communicate, work, learn, and stay connected with loved ...

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    • Sexual Battery Charges in Charlotte North Carolina

      Sexual battery is one of the most serious misdemeanor crimes in North Carolina. A conviction of sexual battery carries the potential of jail time, ...

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    • Indecent Liberties with a Child in North Carolina

      Some of the most serious criminal charges you can face in North Carolina are sexual based offenses that involve a child, such as Indecent Liberties ...

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    • The Theft Crime of Larceny in North Carolina

      In North Carolina there are several different types of theft-related crimes, ranging from the lowest level misdemeanors, such as misdemeanor ...

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    • Some NC Residents Might Get Back Their Suspended Driver’s License

      After four years, a settlement in a class-action lawsuit is poised to allow more than 185,000 North Carolinians to legally drive again. Chief Judge ...

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    • North Carolina Reckless Driving Laws

      While traffic violations are mostly infractions that are punishable by a costly fine and points administered to your driver’s license, there are some ...

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    • FAQs about Driving While License Revoked Charges In North Carolina

      One of the more common traffic charges in North Carolina is Driving While License Revoked. Cases involving DWLR charges can be complex and can leave ...

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    • Trespassing Crimes Go Beyond Being Somewhere Uninvited

      Most people understand the general definition of trespassing: being on someone else’s property without permission. While that is true, each state has ...

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    • Violent Crimes Are Up in Charlotte So Far in 2022

      The first half of 2022 saw an increase in violent crimes, according to the latest statistics released by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department . ...

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    • Firing Squad Not a Death Penalty Option in NC

      North Carolina is among about half the states in this country that still allow the death penalty for certain convictions. Our neighbor South Carolina ...

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    • What’s the Difference Between Murder and Manslaughter?

      Homicide is a general term used when the death of a person is caused by another. The specific criminal charge depends on the circumstances and the ...

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    • Should I Force My Child to Visit Their Non-Custodial Parent?

      Parental custody and visitation are among the most difficult aspects of divorce. Both parents want what is best for their children, but the adults can ...

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