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  1. Raleigh Identity Theft Attorney

    Defending Your Rights Against Identity Theft Charges In a nutshell, identity theft is using someone’s personal information, such as date of birth, Social Security number, or credit card information, for personal gain. Identity theft cases range from single-incident “dumpster divers” to huge data breach schemes. Identity theft is almost always a felony in North Carolina, […]

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  2. Tax Fraud in Wake County

    Let Our Raleigh Fraud Attorneys Review Your Case The IRS and other taxing authorities use audits and other non-criminal tools to address unintentional taxpayer errors. Tax fraud, on the other hand, is the intentional and willful attempt to evade income tax laws or defraud a tax collecting agency. Authorities could levy tax evasion charges in […]

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  3. How Filing Auto Claims Could Lead to Insurance Fraud Charges

    According to the North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI), around 10% of insurance claims submitted involve a bit of fraud. Because the costs associated with these types of claims can be high, the agency’s sworn officers thoroughly investigate the cases, and these matters are harshly prosecuted.

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  4. Can Social Media Be Used Against Me in Court?

    Whether it’s sharing our daily activities and viewing special occasions experienced by friends and family or keeping up with current events and watching entertaining viral videos, social media has become a significant part of our everyday lives. Platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn keep the world more connected than ever before and provide […]

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  5. What Is the Exclusionary Rule?

    If you were charged with a crime and your case goes to trial, the exclusionary rule prevents any illegally obtained evidence from being presented in court. It was established as a way to deter law enforcement officers from conducting illegal searches of a person’s property and to ensure a defendant’s rights are protected. Your attorney […]

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  6. Consequences of a Conviction: Beyond Incarceration and Fines

    Being convicted of a crime can carry serious penalties. For example, a person who is found guilty of selling a Schedule I or II controlled substance will be convicted of a Class G felony, which is punishable by up to 51 months in prison and up to $25,000 in fines. After the individual is released […]

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  7. I Was Charged with Assualt at a Sporting Event. What Are My Options?

    People get hurt during athletic contests. Sometimes, they get hurt badly. At that point, the injury may have some implications beyond the playing field. League supervisors want to prove that the game is safe, and they may look for someone to blame.

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  8. If I Failed the DWI Breath Test, Am I Automatically Guilty?

    At trials and hearings, Wake County prosecutors use police Breathalyzer techs to authenticate the breath test results. These techs try to dazzle the jury with talk of fuel cells and electrochemical conversions. But these technicians never say that today’s Breathalyzer, with all its bells and whistles, is basically a miniaturized version of the 1950s Drunk-O-Meter.

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  9. I Was Arrested for DWI. Do I Have to Tell My Boss?

    Any arrest, especially for Driving While Intoxicated, has severe consequences. For example, North Carolina is an implied consent state. So, the DMV may suspend a drivers’ license in the event of an arrest, if the driver either fails a chemical test or refuses to provide a sample.

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  10. Lawmakers Mull Marijuana Legalization

    In February 2019, Senator Paul Lowe (D-Forsyth) reintroduced a measure in the State Senate which would allow people to possess up to three ounces of cannabis legal for their own personal use. Last year’s version, which lawmakers did not approve, would have allowed up to four ounces. Nevertheless, this latest bill would significantly alter the legal landscape for Raleigh drug possession attorneys.

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