Manning Law Blog

What Is A Felony in North Carolina?

03/23/2022 -

While most people have heard the word ‘felony,’ it’s sometimes difficult to comprehensively understand what a felony fully encompasses. By definition, a felony is a crime that’s based on previous judicial outcomes and punishable by imprisonment at a state level. However, there are nuances to this definition. Let’s break down how they’re categorized and what… Read more »

How To Fight A Traffic Ticket

10/28/2021 -

While traffic tickets can seem relatively minor and more inconvenient than impactful, they can have larger implications for your driving privileges. If you’ve been pulled over for violating a traffic law, you may need to appear in court. Let’s discuss your options when faced with a traffic ticket. Why Did I Get A Ticket? In… Read more »

What is the Difference Between a DWI and DUI in North Carolina?

06/09/2021 -

DWI and DUI laws can vary by state. In North Carolina, DWI is the official legal term to describe driving while impaired. Many people think that a DWI means that you are under the influence of illegal substances or alcohol. However, any impairments, including driving while on certain prescription drugs, can qualify for a DWI…. Read more »

What You Need To Know About Domestic Violence

04/16/2021 -

Domestic violence affects millions of people across the world every year. According to the University of Kentucky, 1 out of 4 women and 1 out of 7 men experience domestic violence during their lifetime. Read this blog to learn about domestic violence laws and ways to find help for domestic violence victims.   What is Domestic… Read more »

Larceny vs Theft: What’s the Difference?

01/11/2021 -

“Larceny” and “theft” are often used interchangeably to describe property crimes where a person illegally takes and carries away the property of another without permission. However, the appropriate term to use depends on state law. Read on to learn more about larceny to understand what it means to be charged with this crime and what… Read more »

What to Expect During Your Criminal Trial Amidst COVID-19

09/15/2020 -

During the Coronavirus pandemic, if you are scheduled to make a court appearance in a criminal trial at the Wake County Justice Center, you can expect to follow new public safety policies. All persons within the Judicial Facilities of the 10th Judicial District must abide by these policies to protect the health and safety of… Read more »

NC Sex Offender Registration Restrictions and Consequences

05/28/2020 -

Under North Carolina law, a person who has been convicted of certain sex offenses are required to establish and maintain registration in compliance with the North Carolina Sex Offender and Public Protection Registration Programs.  Individuals who are on the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry face serious consequences that will severely impact their life and may… Read more »

The Impact of COVID-19 on NC Courts

05/01/2020 -

During this unprecedented time, Manning Law is closely monitoring updates from the North Carolina Judicial Branch and the Governor’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Task Force to ensure the health and safety of our clients, attorneys and courts. We understand that information is changing rapidly and are committed to keeping you informed on the measures taken… Read more »

New Federal Tobacco 21 Law Now In Effect

04/22/2020 -

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a new law raises the federal legal age to buy tobacco products—including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and vaping products that contain nicotine—in the US from 18 to 21. Read on to learn how this new legislation impacts retailers and consumers in North Carolina, and how a Raleigh defense… Read more »

North Carolina Gun Laws Explained

11/01/2019 -

In general, North Carolina is a gun-friendly state. Both the federal and North Carolina constitutions protect your right to bear arms. However, there are restrictions on who may carry a gun and where. As a responsible gun owner, learn below about the basics of open and concealed carry gun laws in North Carolina. If you… Read more »