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June 2019 Archives

Beware of what may cause you to lose your Medicaid benefits

Many individuals who participate in government programs such as Medicaid rely on the benefits that they receive for their survival. They wouldn't want to do anything that would jeopardize their access to health care or the other benefits they receive. It's important for anyone who receives government benefits to learn what can affect their eligibility for them.

A conviction for marijuana possession can affect your life

Lawmakers classify drugs based on a schedule system. Those that are the most dangerous or highly addictive controlled substances are assigned lower numbers. Those that can be used for valid medicinal purposes are given higher ones. In North Carolina, marijuana is considered to be a Schedule VI controlled substance.

Different types of crimes and their implications

Facing criminal charges is overwhelming and frightening, especially if you are unsure exactly what you are up against. One of the first steps you will want to take is to learn more about the nature of the charges you face. This will help you know what you need to do to fight back and protect your long-term interests.

Beware of North Carolina's many sobriety checkpoints this summer

Just before Memorial Day, various organizations including Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission all launched their 9th annual "On the Road, On the Water, Don't Drink and Drive" campaign. It kicks off several months of stepped-up law enforcement across the state. They aim to curb driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI) rates.

Not all traffic stops are lawful

North Carolina motorists are often pulled over by police because they run red lights, speed or forget to activate their turn signals. Some of these can also be signs that a motorist is intoxicated from drugs or alcohol. It's possible for someone in Statesville to be stopped for having a broken headlight, expired tags or a potentially hazardous mechanical defect. Not all stops are lawful, however.

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