Archive for May 2014

What is Injury to Property in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, Injury to Property falls under the broader Article 23 – Trespass to Personal Property. This section of the North Carolina General Statutes covers the following: Willful and wanton injury to personal property Alteration, destruction, or removal of permanent identification marks from personal property Alteration, destruction, or removal of serial number from firearm:…

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MOVE: 29 Years Later, Let the Fire Burn Documents the Raid

29 years ago last week Philadelphia bombed its own people. That’s the story told by a fantastic documentary, Let the Fire Burn, available on Netflix streaming. It’s the story of MOVE, a back-to-nature black nationalist organization founded in Philly by John Africa in the early 1970s. The documentary chronicles the rise of MOVE, and its…

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Can a Lawyer Guarantee an Outcome in My Criminal Case?

If you’ve been charged criminally, there are probably a thousand questions running through your mind, and you’re looking through the internet and calling lawyers to answer those questions and set your mind at ease. One of the things that a lot of people want to hear is, “Don’t worry, these charges are going to be…

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Appealing Your District Court Verdict in North Carolina

Were You Found Guilty of a Misdemeanor Crime in a District Court Trial in North Carolina? The North Carolina Constitution states that all people have the right to a trial by a jury of their peers if tried for a crime. However, if you are charged with a misdemeanor in North Carolina and the case…

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DWI Laws Set to Get Tougher

A series of proposed laws before the North Carolina General Assembly would further strengthen North Carolina’s efforts to stop drunk driving, and would enhance punishments for those who commit multiple DWIs within a 10 year period. The bills, scheduled to be considered during this year’s “short session,” are likely to be passed, especially in light…

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What Constitutes a Hit and Run in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, a motorist has certain duties in the event of any sort of accident. In the event of any type of crash, a driver has the responsibility to stop, furnish information such as name, address, driver’s license number, license plate number, and insurance details, and provide reasonable assistance to an injured person. There…

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What is Obtaining Property by False Pretense in North Carolina?

Obtaining Property by False Pretense (OPFP) falls under the larger Article 19, False Pretenses and Cheats in the North Carolina General Statutes. This is because there are actually multiple forms of fraudulently obtaining property. This is considered a white collar crime and is a form of theft in North Carolina. Obtaining Property by False Pretense…

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Raleigh Criminal Lawyer Damon Chetson Awarded Lead Counsel Rating

Raleigh criminal lawyer Damon Chetson of The Chetson Firm, PLLC., recently achieved Lead Counsel Rating in the area of Criminal Law – State Felony and Misdemeanor. Per the Lead Counsel Review Board, Mr. Chetson reached this accomplishment as a result of his “profound legal experience, solid reputation, and demonstrated ethics.” In order to earn the…

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