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Difference Between Expungement and Dismissal

Terms used in the legal environment can sometimes be confusing. Two that are commonly mistaken and sources of confusion are “expungement” and “dismissal.” These are different actions. What is the difference between expungement and dismissal? Coolidge Law Firm has experience in the criminal court arena and knows how to advise you on your eligibility for…
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What Happens If You Get Pulled Over With Expired Tags?

It’s a car owner’s responsibility to keep his/her vehicle registration up to date every year. Having current registration means that your tag is current. A proper registration involves getting the vehicle inspected, paying property tax, and attaching the tags to your license plate. If you get pulled over for expired tags, you will owe a…
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Criminal Fraud Vs. Civil Fraud: What’s the Difference?

Criminal fraud and civil fraud are distinguished primarily by who is seeking legal action in the case. Coolidge Law Firm is experienced in representing clients who have been accused of fraud, both criminal and civil. In this article, our criminal defense attorneys define both criminal fraud and civil fraud, point out the differences between the…
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Court-Appointed Attorney vs. Lawyer of My Choice

If you are facing criminal charges and need an attorney, you may be wondering whether you should take a court-appointed attorney or hire a private one. This is just one of the many decisions you will need to make, albeit a very important one. Other considerations you’ll have are whether you should plead guilty or…
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Statute of Limitations in North Carolina for Criminal Offenses

A statute of limitations sets a time limit for prosecutors to file criminal charges in a case. The statute of limitations in NC is different for a misdemeanor than for a felony. If a prosecutor brings charges against someone after the applicable time period has expired, the person charged can have the case dismissed. The…
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Is Speeding a Misdemeanor in NC?

A speeding ticket can be more than just a nuisance when it becomes a misdemeanor. It can affect your credit rating, add points to your driving record, put points on your insurance, and cause your insurance rate to go up. These are harsh consequences but, if your violation is serious enough, you can even have…
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What Happens When You Receive a DWI as a Commercial Driver?

As a commercial driver, you have a very important responsibility in your transportation role on public roads. Someone who holds a Commercial Driver’s License, also known as a Class A license or CDL, is held to a higher standard and more stringent requirements on the road. This is true not only when driving for work…
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Reddit Legal Advice: What You Need to Know

If you are looking for legal advice on Reddit, there are some important things you need to know, both positive and negative. There may be times when you have a question and would like a general idea or piece of advice that is legal in nature. For instance, if you have a general question about…
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