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What’s the difference between legal custody and physical custody?

In North Carolina, legal custody (when referring to child custody) has nothing to do with where the child lives or which parent the child resides. Legal custody, which a court usually awards jointly to both parties, is a decision making tool. Legal custody goes to decisions regarding the child’s education,…
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Structured Sentencing in North Carolina | How Much Time Am I Looking At?

Structured Sentencing came into effect for all offenses committed on or after October 1, 1994.  Before this was introduced, Judges had a lot of discretion in how to sentence a person.  These guidelines were mandated in order to ensure that each person was treated the same and received a similar…
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Will I Lose My Driver’s License If I Get Charged With BWI?

Since we’re right in the middle of summer, I know that a lot of folks will be out and about on the lakes and waterways of our great State. And with that, I also know that many of you will be imbibing in alcohol during these activities. So, to answer…
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The Horse, The Bicycle, And The Lawnmower

A question I get sometimes from clients is “Can I be charged with D.W.I. in North Carolina while riding a bicycle?” The answer, unfortunately, is yes. You can be charged and convicted in the Great State of North Carolina for Driving While Impaired if you are impaired and riding a…
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