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How Criminal Charges Affect Divorce and Custody

By SeiferFlatow Team | Jul 7, 2020 | Comments Off on How Criminal Charges Affect Divorce and Custody
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Family Law Cases and DWI Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) in NC One thing many people might not understand about a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charge – and subsequently a Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) charge – is the effect it can have on their child custody arrangement.  DWI penalties are strict…

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Too Much Together Time? How to Start a Charlotte Divorce

By SeiferFlatow Team | Jun 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Too Much Together Time? How to Start a Charlotte Divorce
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If you and your spouse find yourselves coming out of quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic headed toward divorce or separation, you are not alone. In fact, experts believe there will be a wave of divorces filed across the country as quarantine is lifted for more and more states. Though they opened back up June 1,…

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Everything you need to know about expungement in North Carolina

By SeiferFlatow Team | Jun 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Everything you need to know about expungement in North Carolina
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Expungement is the process that seals or “erases” a conviction, charge, or arrest from public record. When an arrest or criminal conviction is expunged from a person’s record, they no longer have to disclose that information on an application for a job, apartment, or higher education. NC’s Second Chance Act: changes you need to know…

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Protesting in Charlotte: Your Rights & What to Do if You’re Arrested

By SeiferFlatow Team | Jun 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Protesting in Charlotte: Your Rights & What to Do if You’re Arrested
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As an American, you have the right to organize or join together with fellow citizens in protest and peaceful assembly. Though this First Amendment right is not absolute, the government cannot prohibit a public assembly at their own discretion. Time, place, and manner restrictions put in place by government institutions are permissible as long as…

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Clients Ask: Do I have to wear a mask in public places?

By SeiferFlatow Team | May 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Clients Ask: Do I have to wear a mask in public places?
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One common question, now that North Carolina has begun their phased reopening, is “Do I have to wear a mask while in public?” Update: Executive Order 147, effective June 26, 2020 Governor Cooper has signed Executive Order 147, which extends Phase 2 of reopening NC for three more weeks, as well as makes wearing face…

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Who Qualifies for Compassionate Release or Home Confinement?

By Ryan Ames | May 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Who Qualifies for Compassionate Release or Home Confinement?

The onset of the pandemic in the United States in early 2020 has renewed concerns regarding prison population overcrowding throughout the country, as well as heightened health and safety concerns among those incarcerated and their families. Requests for early release, compassionate release, and conversion to home confinement have flooded the justice systems in most states…

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Updates to NC Laws During COVID-19

By SeiferFlatow Team | May 11, 2020 | Comments Off on Updates to NC Laws During COVID-19
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The North Carolina General Assembly recently passed a COVID-19 relief bill, which was then signed by Governor Cooper. Included in this bill was nearly $1.6 billion in relief for public health and safety, educational needs, small business assistance, and continuing state government operations.  Following the passage of those monetary relief measures, the General Assembly also…

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Returning to the workplace after COVID-19: what you need to know

By SeiferFlatow Team | May 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Returning to the workplace after COVID-19: what you need to know
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The COVID-19 pandemic brought some Charlotte business to a halt, while forcing others to change the way they operate – whether allowing employees to work from home, implementing safety and social distancing measures, or providing curbside and delivery-only services.  North Carolina’s Governor Cooper recently released a three-phased plan for reopening the state, and plans allow…

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Cybercrime & COVID-19: How to Protect Your Business

By SeiferFlatow Team | Apr 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Cybercrime & COVID-19: How to Protect Your Business
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The FBI has reported a rise in reports of cybercrime since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Compared to the months before the pandemic began, reports have quadrupled. At the beginning of April, The US National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) warned businesses that cybercriminals could be targeting a company’s intellectual property, company secrets, and…

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Common Gun Questions in North Carolina

By SeiferFlatow Team | Apr 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Common Gun Questions in North Carolina
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According to WBTV, the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a rise in gun and ammo sales not only in North Carolina but also across the country. People are panic-buying guns and ammo just as much as they are buying hand sanitizer and toilet paper. However, it is important to understand that owning a gun does not…

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