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Drug Paraphernalia Laws in North Carolina

Posted by Adam Seifer on Mar 15, 2017 8:31:20 AM

Being charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia is a serious offense, and also one that bewilders many defendants. How can someone be charged with a drug crime when no illegal drugs are actually found? And how can it be against the law to possess items that are legally available for purchase in stores?

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Topics: criminal defense, Criminal Law, drug paraphernalia

Cell Phone Privacy Rights: Who Can Get Access to My Cell Phone?

Posted by Adam Seifer on Mar 8, 2017 12:38:07 PM

Privacy rights for digital devices is still a largely unsettled and a relatively new issue today. UC-Davis Law Professor Elizabeth Joh says, “There’s still no good set of protections for a portal into your private life.” However there have been a couple of notable rulings that focused on whether or not police are permitted to search a suspect’s cell phone when the suspect is arrested.

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Topics: Criminal Law, cell phone privacy

What are ERISA liens and do I need to worry about them?

Posted by Adam Seifer on Feb 23, 2017 4:45:23 PM

If you’ve been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you probably have a lot of questions. If you spent time in the hospital and have medical bills, you wonder if you are entitled to compensation. If the other person in the accident doesn’t have insurance, you wonder how you’ll receive the compensation you deserve. You also wonder how long it will take to settle your personal injury claim, and what determines the settlement amount.

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Topics: Personal Injury, ERISA Liens

How long does it typically take to settle a “simple” car accident claim?

Posted by Adam Seifer on Feb 16, 2017 11:56:26 AM

Often, people will call us to ask questions about “simple” car accidents. In North Carolina, there are several things to consider after an incident has occurred. No matter how straightforward the situation may seem in the moments after impact, it’s extremely important to understand that your actions will determine what happens to you down the road.

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Topics: Settlement, Personal Injury, car accident