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Clients sometimes express frustration with the amount of settlement proceeds they ultimately receive after their doctors have been paid. What was once a large settlement can be quickly reduced by payments to all of the doctors, nurses, and hospitals involved in treating the client’s injury after an accident. What was once a large settlement can be quickly reduced by payments to all of the doctors, nurses, and hospitals involved in treating the client’s injury after an accident...."

In 2017, the North Carolina state legislature expanded the availability of expunctions for those convicted of crimes and those who had their charges dismissed. This post focuses on how to obtain an expunction if your charge was dismissed.Some people may be surprised to know that even if your charge was dismissed in Court, the fact that you were charged in the first place remains on your criminal record unless you petition the court for an expunction. An expunction and an expungement are the same thing; both words mean to erase...."

Foreclosures are usually difficult times for property owners. The bank or local government is taking their property, and they often feel powerless. There is a light, albeit dim, at the end of the foreclosure process, however. If there are funds leftover after the property has been sold, the owner may recover the leftover proceeds through the court system...."

Most people who regularly deal with real estate know that an easement is the right to use someone else’s property. A common type of easement is a right of way, where one property owner accesses his property by driving through the property of another. But can you acquire a legal right to access another person’s property merely by using it for a period of time?..."

If you’ve received a speeding ticket in North Carolina, you have a number of ways to resolve it. You can:

1.Have a trial;

2..Plead guilty and request a prayer for judgment continued;

3.Request a reduction in the speed and then plead guilty to the lesser speed; or,

4.Seek an improper equipment...."

Being charged with a DWI carries with it a number of repercussions, even if you end up beating the charge in court. From the financial costs of hiring a lawyer, to concerns about appearing in court, to just plain embarrassment, a DWI charge can weigh on the mind.From the financial costs of hiring a lawyer, to concerns about appearing in court, to just plain embarrassment, a DWI charge can weigh on the mind...."

Before I went to college, my Dad, who spent forty years as a college professor, advised, “Showing up is half the battle.” That advice seems applicable not just to attending class but to all aspects of life, including showing up for your court date for the dreaded traffic ticket.  But what happens if you don’t show up?..."