Archives for: December 28th, 2018

Spending goes up around the holiday season, including credit card transactions. Unfortunately, some criminals use this opportunity to fraudulently collect others’ credit card information, which is commonly referred to as skimming.

A rash of credit card fraud was recently discovered in Union County, including several reports of suspicious, unauthorized bank transactions.

Police report that the card information was likely obtained through the use of skimmers. These devices are illicitly installed on credit card readers, and then used to collect credit card information.

As of this writing, this investigation is ongoing, and police are [...]

Parents just want their teenagers to be safe, but every parent’s approach is different. You may know parents who are very strict about letting their child drink. You may also know parents who let children drink in their house and take away their keys to keep them safe.

If you are one of these latter parents, make sure you know the laws in North Carolina to keep your children (and yourself) out of trouble. Namely, the fact that it is illegal to let underage kids drink except for in very specific cases.

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Holiday parties and celebrations can be some of the most exciting events of the year. Unfortunately, for thousands of Americans, holiday celebrations turn into tragedy.

Why? Because people drink more over the holiday season, which increases the risk of driving while intoxicated. Many drivers end up with a DWI, and many families are affected by accidents and fatalities.

DWI Stats During the Holidays

Americans see increased DWI rates during pretty much all of the big holidays and the weeks surrounding them, but the stats during winter holidays are especially unnerving.

How bad is [...]

Restraining orders can have a significant impact on your life. The conditions of North Carolina restraining orders may dictate where you can go, who you can talk to, or even whether or not you get custody of your children. People who receive restraining orders may also have to pay fines or restitution to victims.

Do not let a restraining order control your day-to-day life. Understand what actions may lead to the instatement of a restraining order in North Carolina and how you can fight accusations and penalties in court. If you have recently [...]

Prostitution is one of the world’s oldest professions, but it is still a criminal act here in North Carolina.

You probably know that. What you might not know, though, is that this is an act that is classified as a sex crime, and as such can carry with it unexpected penalties. In fact, a number of charges that can potentially fall under the umbrella of prostitution in our state required those convicted to register as sex offenders.

To help you avoid making a mistake that could result in your conviction, this post aims [...]