How Filing Auto Claims Could Lead to Insurance Fraud Charges

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Criminal Defense

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. When Can Children Be Tried as Adults in NC?

    Most parents dread late night or early morning phone calls which inform them that their son or daughter has been arrested. The nightmare is much worse if the child is in custody for a felony or another serious crime. Typically, children go through North Carolina’s juvenile justice system. But that’s not always the case.

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  8. What You Need to Know About North Carolina Criminal Diversion Programs

    Any felony or misdemeanor conviction could mean extended court supervision, high fines, and jail or prison time, even for defendants with no criminal record. Any criminal conviction has lasting consequences in terms of things like the ability to obtain student aid, the freedom to pursue certain careers, and even find a nice place to live. So, Raleigh criminal defense attorneys work very hard to avoid criminal convictions whenever possible.

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  9. Shoplifting During the Holidays

    Regardless of faith, most people give gifts during the holidays. In 2013, Americans spent roughly $3 trillion on holiday gifts. Unfortunately, many people cannot afford gifts for their friends and loved ones. Due to personal embarrassment and the high expectations of the season, some of them turn to shoplifting.

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  10. Should I Talk to a Raleigh Criminal Defense Lawyer Before I Pay a Traffic Ticket?

    Especially for people who live in large urban areas like Raleigh-Durham, traffic tickets are a fact of life. Officers hand out lots of traffic tickets, largely because they are a revenue source. As a result, traffic ticket fines and costs are a lot higher than they used to be. Additionally, too many traffic tickets could mean more than lots of fines. It could mean drivers’ license suspension as well.

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