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Shoplifting Laws in North Carolina

By Adam Seifer | Mar 21, 2017 | Comments Off on 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

By Adam Seifer | Mar 15, 2017 | Comments Off on 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?

By Adam Seifer | Mar 8, 2017 | Comments Off on 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?

By Adam Seifer | Feb 23, 2017 | Comments Off on 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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How long does it typically take to settle a “simple” car accident claim?

By Adam Seifer | Feb 16, 2017 | Comments Off on How long does it typically take to settle a “simple” car accident claim?
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Often, people will call us to ask questions about “simple” car accidents. In North Carolina, there are several things to consider after an incident has occurred. No matter how straightforward the situation may seem in the moments after impact, it’s extremely important to understand that your actions will determine what happens to you down the…

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What do I do if an accident report is inaccurate?

By Adam Seifer | Feb 6, 2017 | Comments Off on 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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What You Need to Know About Separation in North Carolina

By Jamie Filliben | Dec 12, 2016 | Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Separation in North Carolina
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In many states, separation is an alternative to divorce for people who can’t continue to live together but do not want to end their marriage. It’s also the first step required by North Carolina for couples who do want to divorce. The term ‘legal separation’ can cause some confusion. In many states,  it involves having…

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Holiday DWIs

By Adam Seifer | Nov 23, 2016 | Comments Off on 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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Whistleblowing Protections

By Mathew Flatow | Jun 28, 2016 | Comments Off on Whistleblowing Protections
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In 2013, Edward Snowden leaked confidential information about the illegal surveillance of NSA. In 1996, Erin Brockovich earned notoriety through her efforts to spotlight the corporate corruption of an energy company. Watergate, the scandal that crippled the Nixon administration, was led by Mark Felt. Whistleblower cases often have large impacts but start with a single…

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Workers’ Compensation Cases and Costs

By Mathew Flatow | Jun 16, 2016 | Comments Off on Workers’ Compensation Cases and Costs
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It’s not uncommon for workers to get hurt at work. When an accident does happen, though, many people don’t know where to start with their workers’ compensation claim. While injuries can vary in type and severity, experienced attorneys can help you navigate your claim. Below are common injuries that may qualify for workers’ compensation, as…

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