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Parental Kidnapping in North Carolina

Posted by Josh Valentine | Jul 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

When parents think about a child being kidnapped, they often think of a stranger in a van luring the child in to take them away. In reality, child abductions by strangers are extremely rare. Unfortunately, most child abductions or kidnappings involve someone the child may know, including a child'...

Does a Phone Search Warrant Include Cloud Services?

Posted by Josh Valentine | Jul 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Phones and phone records are increasingly subject to search warrants when the police suspect an individual is involved in criminal activity. Unfortunately, the law has not kept up with the technology and it is unclear how much leeway the police have to search an individual's cloud services inform...

Child Custody During Holidays and School Breaks

Posted by Josh Valentine | Jul 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kids often look forward to holidays and school breaks as a chance to go on vacation, spend more time with friends, and get away from school for a little while. However, for parents sharing custody, these times may be a challenge when having to put the child on a plane to the other parent, cut sho...

Will a DWI Hurt My Child Custody Case?

Posted by Josh Valentine | Jun 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

A divorce is a stressful event, especially when children are involved. Some people turn to alcohol to deal with the stress of a divorce or child custody dispute, which may lead to a drunk driving arrest in North Carolina. Even if it was a one-time mistake, a DWI or other drug or alcohol offense c...

How Social Media Can Impact Your Divorce in Shelby, NC

Posted by Josh Valentine | May 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are going through a divorce in North Carolina, it is important to understand how social media could impact your case. Social media posts are commonly used in divorce cases, especially those that involve contentious child custody matters. Here are a few things to keep in mind. Pause Before...

Use of DNA Testing by Private Labs

Posted by Josh Valentine | May 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

Recently, DNA testing submitted to private crime labs has been used to solve cases by the FBI and state agencies. In some cases, DNA submitted by relatives that you did not consent to testing by the government has even been used to investigate and solve crimes. Cold Cases and DNA Testing Many c...

What to Do if Police Ask to Speak to You

Posted by Blake Caulder | Apr 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you have been requested to go to a police station to speak to police about a criminal matter, it is important never to speak police without a lawyer. Just because you have been voluntarily asked to appear at a police station and answer questions does not mean that you are required to do so, b...

What to Do After a Divorce in Finalized

Posted by Josh Valentine | Apr 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you have recently been divorced, you likely still have adjustments to make in your life. You may have become used to a certain routine with your ex-spouse, and now that has all changed. Now you need to figure out how to move on and adjust. You may be contemplating what to do months or even ye...

How Divorce Can Affect Estate Planning

Posted by Josh Valentine | Mar 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are going through a divorce, you may have considered how your property will be divided when the divorce is finalized. You should also consider what you want to happen to your estate in the future and who will make decisions for you if you become incapacitated. If you are going through a di...

NYPD Demands Removal of Waze App by Google

Posted by Josh Valentine | Mar 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The New York Police Department wants an application called Waze to stop sharing information about police sobriety checkpoints with drivers. In response, Waze claims that the app is designed to show information about general police presence, not sobriety checkpoints specifically. What is the Waze...

Tips to Stay Safe During the Busy Holiday Travel Season

Posted by Josh Valentine | Dec 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

While many people enjoy spending holidays with family and friends, the increased car travel and consumption of alcohol make the roadways especially precarious. This means your chances of being involved in a car accident increases during this time of year. North Carolina Car Accident Statistics ...

How to Prepare & Stay Safe this Memorial Holiday Weekend

Posted by Blake Caulder | May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Memorial Day, the unofficial start to summer, is only a few days away. Traveling during the Memorial Day weekend requires patience. Even so, it is crucial to remember to stay safe on the roads. With so many drivers in a rush simultaneously, there is an increased likelihood of accidents or vehicle...

Arcades and Robbery in Charlotte, NC

Posted by Josh Valentine | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

There was a recent robbery in Mecklenburg County involving an arcade and an attempted murder. On May 2nd, robbers entered Buster's Arcade along U.S. Highway 29, armed with an AR-15 and a handgun. The two proceeded into the arcade while threatening patrons with gunfire if they did not listen to th...

Crime and Parental Rights in North Carolina

Posted by Josh Valentine | May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Charges restricting a parent's access to his or her child is a life-changing event. When this occurs, anger and sadness are just a few emotions that can occur. Restrictions usually follow if a parent has committed some crime. There are, however, ways to protect yourself in cases where your rights...

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