Thursday, January 14, 2016

Raleigh Lawyers Have “Good News” for Those with Limited Driving Privileges

In North Carolina, drivers licenses can be suspended or revoked due to alcohol-related offenses or certain convictions, or if they accumulated points in their records due to moving violations and other infractions. Depending on the severity of the offenses, a driver’s license is suspended or revoked for varying periods of time, and drivers are required to pay a restoration fee to have their license reinstated. However many individuals are permitted to drive despite having their licenses revoked or suspended if they are driving to work, to attend college or if they are bringing someone for emergency medical care. Recently, a new North Carolina law took in effect, extending these limited driving privileges which should be considered “good news” for those who wish to express their religious faith.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Raleigh Family Attorney Explores the Need for Mediation in a Divorce Settlement

When a married couple decides to part ways, going to the court is perhaps among the steps they will make, especially when it comes to deciding matters regarding property division, child custody and support, alimony, and other divorce-related issues. At times, however, divorcing couples don’t need to involve the court when they can resolve these issues between themselves with help from a neutral third party; known as mediation. Court involvement isn’t the only way to reach an amicable separation, as North Carolina law requires divorcing couples to attempt mediation in resolving any differences both parties may have. Mediation actually has numerous benefits, especially if both you and your spouse are initially willing to cooperate with the court-appointed mediator.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Raleigh DWI Lawyer Supports the “Talk it Out” Campaign Sponsored by the ABC Commission

It has been a few months since a 20-year-old former UNC student, Chandler Kania, faced charges of 2nd degree murder after a head-on collision on I-85, but the fight against underage drinking goes on. A statewide campaign, led by the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission which is supported by this DWI lawyer, continues to discourage alcohol consumption of people under the legal drinking age of 21. The July 19 incident was just one that gravely illustrates the severe repercussions of drunk driving. Stiff Penalties To show that the commission is serious on its call against drunk driving and underage drinking, the ABC staff proposed a stiffer penalty for the West Rosemary Street restaurant, La Residence, the bar that allegedly served alcohol to the underage customers involved in the July 19 incident. According to investigators, Kania and four other underage customers used fake IDs to enter the restaurant’s bars.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Raleigh Criminal Lawyer discusses the legal implications of threats by a local high school student

Last October, Kenneth Tyler Halker, a 17-year old student in Panther Creek High School in North Carolina was arrested for threatening fellow students. According to a report from WRAL, police brought in Halker after stating he would bring a gun to school. Later, reports claimed that Halker also took to social media indicating that he had a hit list and planned to return to school with a gun “fill bodies with bullets.” He also allegedly sent a text message to a classmate that said “you’re number five on my list”. During their investigation, police also found a Snapchat photo depicting two AR-15 assault rifles surrounded by piles of ammunition. A ballistic vest with multiple knives attached could also be seen on the image.