The public needs laws that will protect children from becoming the prey of pedophiles. However, the way sexual assault laws are structured in North Carolina, it's likely to involve young people who find themselves in inadvisable—albeit consensual—high school relationships. These youngsters could find themselves swept up in laws primarily intended for predat
Monday, September 28, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Traffic accidents have many possible causes, including driver error, intoxication, bad weather, distractions, road conditions, vehicle defects, etc. Most accident lawsuits involve two vehicles, with the driver or passenger from one of the vehicles claiming that the driver of the other vehicle is the one who caused the accident.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Early in August, the Wake County grand jury indicted the former director of the State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC), Dana Cope, on two counts of obtaining property by false pretense. According to the WRAL.com article, Cope allegedly used the organization’s credit cards and submitted fake invoices to get checks which were used for a number of personal expenses such as home renovations, jewelry, plastic surgery, flying lessons, vacations, and others. Cope supposedly used SEANC’s credit cards to pay for expenses totaling $475,500.52 and checks amounting to $113,346.05. From the perspective of a skilled Raleigh criminal lawyer, Mr. Cope is facing serious accusations and even graver consequences.
Monday, September 21, 2015
In every car accident resulting to a personal injury case, it’s very important to establish who is liable for the unfortunate event. Most of the time, it’s the person behind the wheel, but the blame can also fall on someone else even if they were not present. For instance, parents of a teen whose negligence resulted in an accident can be liable for their child’s action. The question now is when can parents be sued for their child’s actions?
Sunday, September 20, 2015
People who want to claim compensation for damage and losses they incurred will find that talking to the insurance company is no walk in the park. Insurance companies and adjusters alike would do anything to get you to settle for an amount lower than you deserve. The negotiation process is often a long ordeal and many people would settle early just to get it over with. Fortunately, a personal injury lawyer in Raleigh or anywhere else can handle the negotiation for you so you can just focus on getting better. Here are some helpful tips for working with your attorney.
Friday, September 18, 2015
In the U.S., the average age for girls to have their first drink is 13. For boys, it’s 11. The appalling nature of these numbers is compounded by the fact that young people who drink tend to have no control over their alcohol consumption, much less their actions. As such, they become more vulnerable to serious alcohol-related traffic accidents. A Raleigh DWI lawyer sheds light on a recent incident that highlighted the risks of irresponsible consumption. A case of underage drinking in the Triangle 20-year-old Chandler Michael Kania, a student of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was charged with murder after driving the wrong way on the southbound lanes near the split of I-85 and Interstate 40 in Orange County and crashing into the car of Felecia Harris, 49, of Charlotte.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Impersonating a lawyer is a crime. Nothing good comes of it, both for the unlicensed practitioner and the misled clients. Now’s a good time to discuss this topic as a recent spate of impersonation cases has seen individuals arrested and, in one particular case, hit with a hefty fine. A disbarred Raleigh lawyer who kept on practicing was arrested in a Columbus County court last July for impersonating another lawyer. News Observer reported that Nicholas Andrew Stratas, 57, was detained for a short time at the Columbus County Detention Center after he was arrested on a charge of criminal contempt. Stratas was slapped with a $300,000 fine. He was released after posting a bond.