Forsyth County Courthouse Reopening

Forsyth County Courthouse Reopening

Apr. 27, 2020 by

Hearings and Other Proceedings Remain Limited; Public Access Is Restored Senior Resident Superior Court Judge L. Todd Burke has amended his earlier order closing the Forsyth County courthouse after an employee tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. Now that the

A view of the North Carolina General Assembly House Chamber from the rear of the room.

New North Carolina Laws, Effective December 1, 2019

Dec. 2, 2019 by

A number of new laws went into effect in North Carolina on December 1, 2019. Here is a summary of some of the changes most likely to be relevant to the general public.

Must You Identify Yourself to Police?

Must You Identify Yourself to Police?

Aug. 4, 2016 by

In the wake of the recent (August 2016) shooting death of Korryn Gaines, a number of people have posed questions to me about 1) the “sovereign citizens” movement, and 2) whether you are required, by law, to identify yourself to

When You Come To Court

When You Come To Court

Oct. 28, 2013 by

I don’t do much criminal defense anymore, but when I was just starting out, I worked as a court-appointed attorney for a few years. The following is from a handout I prepared for new clients.  Most of it applies equally

“I Know What You Did Last Summer.”

“I Know What You Did Last Summer.”

Jun. 29, 2010 by

Real stalking is a serious invasion of privacy – and it is a crime.

Things Your Burglar Won’t Tell You

Things Your Burglar Won’t Tell You

Apr. 15, 2010 by

This list of home security tips came to me as a chain mail. It seemed like sound advice, so I thought I would share it here.

Too Late to Care

Too Late to Care

Feb. 25, 2010 by

How do you convince a client that the time to worry about those kids at home is BEFORE the probation violation, not after?

All Aboard!

All Aboard!

Feb. 21, 2010 by

Welcome; here’s how I intend to use my blog.