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November 2019 Archives

You don't have to consent to police frisking or vehicle searches

In most states including North Carolina, law enforcement officers aren't required to take out a search warrant to go through your vehicle during a traffic stop. Police here in Statesville and elsewhere in the state need only to have probable cause to be able to do this. This means that law enforcement officers must be presented with evidence or facts that you've engaged in criminal activity for such a search to be lawful. There are steps that you can take to reduce your risk of having your vehicle searched.

Beware! E-wills aren't legal in most states

Every few decades, there's a new generation of millionaires that emerge. These young people often bring with them their nuanced ways of making money. New generations also bring with them ideas for changing how things have been historically done. One of the things that they've recently looked to modernize is how wills are traditionally drafted.

Are you certain there was probable cause for your arrest?

It can be overwhelming and frightening to find yourself facing arrest and criminal charges. Whether this is your first offense or you have a criminal record, you know how important it is to act quickly and work to protect your rights and interests. One of the first steps of this process is to carefully examine the circumstances of your arrest.

What steps should I take to acquire a North Carolina business?

Many companies try to grow their service area or distribution channels by acquiring a new company. While some businesses enjoy an existing relationship want to join forces, many others ones have plans to go out and find someone to work with. There are some steps that companies should follow when looking for another business to partner with.

Drunk driving is dangerous for many reasons

North Carolina and most other states in this country allow motorists to lawfully operate their vehicles on the road provided that their blood alcohol content doesn't surpass 0.08%. Many motorists assume that this means that driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) is okay. It's not. Consuming any amount of alcohol or drugs before you get behind the wheel of a car can seriously affect your ability to operate your vehicle.

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