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What Executive Order 158 Means for Businesses and Job Seekers in NC

By SeiferFlatow Team | Aug 31, 2020 | Comments Off on What Executive Order 158 Means for Businesses and Job Seekers in NC
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North Carolina’s Governor Cooper recently signed Executive Order 158, which will implement fair chance policies at state agencies. The Order, effective November 1, 2020, will increase employment opportunities for people with criminal records. The Order removes criminal history questions from state employment applications and prohibits inquiries into an individual’s criminal history during the initial stages…

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Should I opt for a DIY divorce during COVID-19?

By SeiferFlatow Team | Jul 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Should I opt for a DIY divorce during COVID-19?
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The COVID-19 pandemic has made things a little more difficult for couples wanting to separate and divorce in Charlotte. With court delays due to a temporary limit on operations and stay-at-home orders, many couples have considered the possibility of a “DIY” or uncontested divorce to move the process along. The NC court system reopened on…

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What happens if I’m charged with trespassing in North Carolina?

By SeiferFlatow Team | Jul 14, 2020 | Comments Off on What happens if I’m charged with trespassing in North Carolina?
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You may be aware of the general concept of trespassing, which involves intentionally intruding on the property of another person without his or her consent, but what you may not know is that NC law treats different types of trespassing in different ways, and each has separate requirements to prove your guilt. For example, trespassing…

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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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