nursing home negligence

When your loved ones are aging and require more care than you can provide, what are your options? Unless you can afford an expensive in-home nurse, chances are your options are limited to nursing homes. Putting a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision, but in many cases it’s the best place…

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teen drug charge

It goes by many names: Ecstasy, Molly, E, X, XTC, and more. It’s known as the “hug drug” and is popular among young people at nightclubs, raves, and dance parties. It’s also highly illegal. However, it’s readily available all over North Carolina and teenagers may have easy access to this popular party drug. It’s also…

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personal injury lawsuit

If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another person, you probably already know that you can file a lawsuit for damages. You may be able to claim the cost of your medical expenses, your lost wages while you were out of work recovering, and monetary compensation for your pain and suffering. If an injury…

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cost of DWI in NC

So, you got pulled over and now you’re being charged with driving under the influence. When you go to court, what’s going to happen? Will you have to pay fines? Will you have to go to jail? Proving a DWI First, before you have to worry about any punishment at all, the state is going…

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drug possession

While the tides of legislation and public opinion in many states are changing, marijuana is still illegal in North Carolina. That means if you get caught with it, you’re facing legal trouble. If you get caught with weed, what’s going to happen to you? First, let’s take a look at the penalties associated with marijuana…

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cocaine law

Cocaine isn’t just a problem in Florida or Southern California. It’s not only found in nightclubs frequented by financiers and movie stars. It’s all over the country, including right here in North Carolina. As of 2010, the most recent year for which data is available, cocaine was the second most commonly used illegal drug in…

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DWI

North Carolina has some of the strictest DWI laws and most severe DWI punishments in the US. A DWI in North Carolina the state has the right to seize and sell your car. It can also result in hefty fines and jail time, even for a first offense. A DWI conviction goes on your permanent…

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DWI

When you get pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated or stopped at a DWI checkpoint, the officer may ask you to give a breath test. That test will measure your blood alcohol content. If you’re over the legal limit, you may be charged with a DWI. Can you refuse to take the breath…

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DWI

In 2012, the last year for which data is available, there were 402 drunk-driving fatalities in North Carolina. That’s about a third of the total car crash fatalities. There were about 8,500 alcohol-related car crash injuries. All in all, drunk-driving fatalities cost the taxpayers of North Carolina about $2 billion in 2012. With a price…

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reckless driving

You’re being charged with a DWI. It’s a big deal – you’re facing potential jail time and serious fines. Even if it’s your first offense, you’re facing extremely severe penalties. Your insurance costs will skyrocket. Your employer may require you to report any criminal charges, meaning you may lose your job. You’ll also have to…

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