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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...

Should I Fight My Speeding Ticket?

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

Getting a speeding ticket can ruin your day. In most cases, a ticket can result in substantial fines, points on your driving record, and an increase in insurance premiums. If you have multiple traffic violations, you may even face the temporary loss of your drivers license. What if you disagree ...

How Can a Refusal Help or Hurt Your DWI Case?

Posted by Josh Valentine | Mar 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

In North Carolina, all drivers on the road are subject to the states implied consent law. This means that by hitting the open road, you automatically give your consent to submit to chemical testing if a police officer believes that you are driving while impaired. While you still have the right t...

How Does a Prosecutor Prove You Criminally Trespassed?

Posted by Josh Valentine | Feb 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Owning property comes with many benefits. One of those benefits is to enjoy the exclusive use of that property without infringement from the outside world. If you enter or remain on another persons property without permission, you face both criminal and civil charges for trespassing. What will t...

What to Do If You've Been Involved in a Hit & Run

Posted by Blake Caulder | Feb 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

The number of hit and run accidents in North Carolina have been rising over the past decade. In 2016, there were approximately 15,000 hit and run accidents in the state. The aftermath of any traffic accident can be incredibly overwhelming. When the at-fault driver flees the scene of an accident, ...

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