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Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO)

News Most people have at least heard of a Domestic Violence Protective Order (DVPO), or sometimes referred to as a 50B Order, but most people don’t really know what it is or how to obtain one.  Basically, a DVPO is a Court order meant to protect a domestic violence...

Firearms and Federal Prosecutions

News In the context of Federal prosecutions, drugs and guns seem to go hand in hand. Often, one of the key elements U.S. Attorneys look for in choosing whether to adopt a case for federal prosecution is whether the evidence would show that the potential target...

The Basics of Divorce

News We’ve all heard the saying that half of all marriages end in divorce. The truth is that while the United States has a high divorce rate, statistics show that about two-thirds of all marriages don’t end in divorce. But even still, we all know someone that has gone...

Premarital Agreements – Should You Ask for One?

News One of the most common family law questions we receive is “Do I need a Prenup?” My first response to this question is always that this is a very personal decision that requires thoughtful consideration. Not only should you consider the legal and financial...

Regulating License Plate Frames and Covers

News Chances are, many drivers in North Carolina are breaking the law without even realizing it.  Most drivers are either unaware or don’t understand the current law in North Carolina when it comes to regulating license plate frames and covers. If you were to take a...

Understanding Constructive Possession

News A common issue we come across at Ludlum Law Firm is where a client has been charged with possession of drugs or a firearm and they tell us that the illegal contraband did not belong to them. Usually this happens where a car is pulled over with multiple passengers...

Positive Changes in NC Expunction Laws

News In a previous post, “A Clean Slate,” we discussed expunction laws in NC and some of the most common instances in which people may have the opportunity to get prior criminal charges and/or convictions expunged from their record. Since that post, the General...

Communicating Threats and their Consequences

As children, we were taught that “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words cannot hurt me.” While this may be a well-known saying, the State of North Carolina does not have the same opinion when it comes to committing a criminal offense. A very common criminal...

What You Need to Know About a Commercial Driver License Suspension

News Being charged with a NC traffic violation can be as minor as getting a small fine or can be as serious as having your license suspended and possibly jail time for the most serious offenses.  Most drivers have a fairly good idea about what to expect for minor...

Following the Legal Process of Property Eviction

News No matter what part of the state you live, there is a market for property owners to rent out their property. Most people rent from real estate agents and property managers, but it is not uncommon to rent a home or property from a private owner. A downside to...

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