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  • A woman called the other day concerned about her boyfriend, who is living in the United States without citizenship. She wanted to know the immigration consequences of a conviction in light of President Trump’s 25 January 2017 Executive Order on immigration policy within the United......

  • There are different types of sex crimes. The lowest level is called Sexual Battery, which is a misdemeanor. Sexual battery is unwanted sexual conduct. It does not have to include genital penetration. In fact, sexual battery arises most often when someone touches another person in......

  • In state court, it depends on the kind of drug case, the speed at which the prosecutor pursues it, and whether the accused is released pending trial. In many cases, the state must test the substance to determine that it’s an illegal drug. If the......

  • There are two ways to be convicted of driving while impaired in North Carolina. The first is if you operate a vehicle on a public vehicular area with a breath alcohol concentration of .08 or greater. The second way is to operate a vehicle on......

  • I live in a college community, so I see a lot of lower level drug offenses, like marijuana possession. Many students and other people are charged with simple possession offenses, where the person is accused of possessing a quantity of drugs most likely for personal......

  • White-collar crimes are not a legally recognized category of offenses, but crimes involving allegations of fraud, deceit or theft often carry that label. Many federal offenses are considered white-collar crimes. The name is associated with offenses that often implicate people in a business, a financial......

  • Written employment agreements for executives and other key employees often contain one or more restrictive covenants that can, if enforced, severely limit the employee’s ability to move to another position in the same or similar industry. Examples include covenants not to compete, covenants not to......

  • Alan Parry wrote an article entitled “An Overview of Commercial Liability Insurance,” which was published in the February 2017 edition of The Litigator, the official publication of the Litigation Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. The article addresses and explains different types of commercial......