Manning Law Blog

Larceny vs Theft: What’s the Difference?

January 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

September 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

May 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

May 1, 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

April 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

November 1, 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 »

How to Fight Identity Theft Accusations

September 30, 2019 -

Identity theft, also called identity fraud, is one of the most common forms of property crime in America and is classified as a felony in North Carolina.  According to a study by 24/7 Wall St. using identity theft data published by the Federal Trade Commission in the Consumer Sentinel Network, North Carolina has the15th highest… Read more »

NC Hunting Laws and Fishing Laws: Your Questions Answered

August 13, 2019 -

Whether you love the quiet and peacefulness of hunting, or prefer sitting by a lake and fishing, North Carolina is the perfect place for you. With plenty of hunting and fishing options available, you are sure to find what you love. However, North Carolina fishing laws and hunting laws are extremely lengthy so it’s easy… Read more »

Child Sexual Abuse or Assault in NC: Before And After An Accusation

June 10, 2019 -

Accusations of sexual abuse, sexual assault or physical abuse or assault on a minor child in North Carolina are extremely serious and require immediate attention from the accused, and decisive action from his or her attorney. Before: Two Most Common Forms Of Child Abuse Accusations There are many different forms of child abuse accusations, but… Read more »

What To Do If You’ve Been Charged With Domestic Violence

May 10, 2019 -

Domestic violence charges and restraining orders can turn your life upside down. Manning Law Firm understands how difficult navigating this can be. That’s why we put together this overview of domestic violence charges in North Carolina, and what to do if you have a domestic violence protective order placed against you. How Does NC Define… Read more »