Raise the age... doesn't cover everyone

North Carolina recently took the plunge and joined the other 49 States raising the age for a juvenile to be prosecuted as an adult. A person stops being a "juvenile" in North Carolina at the age of 16. In December that will change to the age...

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But my case is done, why is this happening?

  I think we all can look back on a time in our lives when we've made some mistakes. Unfortunately, sometimes those mistakes follow you and sometimes those mistakes land you in trouble with the law. But what about when you learn from those...

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Character

  One of the issues that we deal with whenever we’re preparing for a trial is the issue of someone’s character. Sometimes, when I get the discovery in a case the officer will put in a substantial amount of evidence that talks...

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Be a little courteous... or don't be....

Here's our factual scenario: I used to regularly commute to work on my motorcycle, a fun little Triumph. Let's say that during one of those trips coming from downtown where my office is heading towards the mall, I begin to pull up to the light...

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Expunction of Dismissals or Not Guilty's

My office gets calls all the time wanting to discuss matters that were dismissed or where someone was found not guilty. People call and say that despite the dismissal of their charge they've applied for a job or housing and have been declined...

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Go the @#*&% Speed Limit!

You would think that with North Carolina being the home of NASCAR that the only people that could compete with us on the highways for driving fast would be the Germans with the autobahn. But, if you've spent any time behind anyone that drives...

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Embracing change

Welcome everyone to the new Macht Law website! For those of you who are returning, you'll notice a new website and a new name. For those of you who are new, let me fill you in on what you've missed. I've been practicing law since 2005....

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