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The Consequences of Boating While Impaired in North Carolina

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In the state of North Carolina, the law prohibits operating a motorboat or vessel under the influence of drugs or alcohol. (N.C.G.S. § 75A-10) This violation is referred to as boating while impaired, or BUI, and has many similarities to North Carolina DWI convictions. According to NC law, a person can be convicted of a…

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Cost to Defend A DWI in North Carolina

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A DWI is an expensive proposition. It can affect your reputation and your ability to find work. It can cost you your freedom. It can also cost a pretty penny. You may choose to go along with the charge and just pay whatever the court orders, or you may choose to defend yourself and fight…

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Boating Safety: Rules & Regulations for North Carolina Boaters

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It is officially summer, and many of you are probably planning outings on Lake Wylie or Lake Norman over the next few months. Before you head out on your boat, it is important to know and follow the rules and regulations for boating in North Carolina. Boating safety goes beyond wearing a personal flotation device…

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Shoplifting Laws in North Carolina

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A shoplifting charge, or conviction, on your record often has far-reaching consequences, beyond what happens in the courthouse. This type of offense is known in the legal world as a “crime of moral turpitude.” Since shoplifting is associated with low morality, opportunities can be limited when applying for college, a job, or a new apartment…

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Drug Paraphernalia Laws in North Carolina

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Being charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia is a serious offense, and also one that bewilders many defendants. How can someone be charged with a drug crime when no illegal drugs are actually found? And how can it be against the law to possess items that are legally available for purchase in stores?

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Cell Phone Privacy Rights: Who Can Get Access to My Cell Phone?

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Privacy rights for digital devices is still a largely unsettled and a relatively new issue today. UC-Davis Law Professor Elizabeth Joh says, “There’s still no good set of protections for a portal into your private life.” However there have been a couple of notable rulings that focused on whether or not police are permitted to…

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What are ERISA liens and do I need to worry about them?

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If you’ve been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you probably have a lot of questions. If you spent time in the hospital and have medical bills, you wonder if you are entitled to compensation. If the other person in the accident doesn’t have insurance, you wonder how you’ll receive the compensation you…

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What do I do if an accident report is inaccurate?

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Being involved in a car accident, no matter how minor, can disrupt your entire life.  Especially if you have never experienced a motor vehicle collision, knowing what to do and how to respond can be confusing.   After an accident, your most important first step is to get medical attention whether or not you believe…

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Holiday DWIs

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Thanksgiving Eve, also referred to as “Blackout Wednesday,” is the start of the holiday DWI season. During December, 728 people are killed or injured each day. While tensions are high when it comes to family and work gatherings, you may start with one or two drinks then leave the party without a second thought. DWIs…

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