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Authority of Bouncers

How much authority do they have? Unfortunately, in North Carolina, the laws that define the line between “security guard” and “bouncer” are vague. For the purposes of this blog, we find bouncers to be considered employees acting in connection with the business affairs of their employer. A bouncer has no more authority than any other […]

Limited Rights during Extraordinary Events – A Charlotte City Ordinance

The North Carolina General Statute 160A-174 gives a city by ordinance to “define, prohibit, regulate, or abate acts, omissions, or conditions, detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of it’s citizens and the peace and dignity of the city, and may define and abate nuisances.” On January 23, 2012, the Charlotte City Council passed a […]

Long Wait for Gun Permits

According to the Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office and numerous other sources, the sheriff’s office is behind in issuing new Pistol Purchase Permits. WFAE.org states that a new law was put into affect on December 1, 2015 that requires officials to approve or deny Pistol Purchase Permits within fourteen days of the request. This law also required […]

Race based marijuana arrests in Charlotte

Recently, the Charlotte Observer published an article about the disparity between blacks and whites being arrested vs. written a citation for small amounts of marijuana in Mecklenburg County. The article pointed out that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has no policy for their officers to follow, therefore the police have the full discretion of whether to […]

What to Expect from Charlotte Traffic School

Maybe you’re here because of your first traffic ticket, or perhaps the points have been adding up on your driver’s license for some time. It’s possible that the courts have ordered you to attend. If so, there are a few things you should know. By taking a traffic safety course, you can:

How to Deal with Charlotte Traffic Tickets

If you have driven a car for any length of time, you’ve seen the red and blue lights in your rear view mirror. The police officer walks up to let you know what you did wrong. Perhaps you were lucky enough to just receive a warning. But chances are you got a traffic ticket.

What You Need to Know About Assault in NC

Just last month, a Charlotte, NC, man attacked three women as they evacuated the Westin Hotel because of an early morning fire alarm. The women thought they were fleeing to safety, but the 23-year-old man had other ideas. The attacks shocked the community because they appeared to be a random act of violence. This man […]

What are the Penalties for Under Aged Drinking in NC?

Everyone else was drinking. And you’d always wanted to try it. Frankly, these opportunities don’t come around often, so you took your chance to toss a few back. You knew under age drinking was against the law, but thought, “Why not?” So you explored your curiosity and gave in to peer pressure.

Difference Between Misdemeanor Larceny vs. Felony Larceny

A criminal charge of misdemeanor or felony larceny is nothing to take lightly. Being labeled a dishonest person or a thief comes with real consequences. And jail time and other punishments are just the beginning. A conviction can affect your ability to find employment in the future and also ruin your reputation.

Can Domestic Violence Charges be Dropped?

Things got heated quickly. You and your partner were arguing, saying and doing things you’d never thought you’d do. And granted, you both could have handled the situation better, and you wish you could take things back. But now what’s done is done.

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