Manning Law Blog

Everything You Should Know About North Carolina Marijuana Laws

January 15, 2019 -

In North Carolina, there are many factors that contribute to drug charges. The type of drug, how much you have and whether or not you’re selling are all factors that determine the level of punishment. Currently, marijuana is still considered a class 6 substance that is illegal to knowingly possess, use, cultivate or sell under… Read more »

Bird Scooters in Raleigh: Everything You Need to Know

October 17, 2018 -

You’ve probably seen these all over the capital city – small scooters that zip around the streets of downtown. It’s a bike. It’s a plane. Wait… It’s a Bird scooter! They’re buzzing to work, they’re going to dinner and they’re revolutionizing transportation in Raleigh. However, this fun way to get around is also an easy… Read more »

North Carolina’s New Expungement Law: What You Need To Know

April 19, 2018 -

In December of 2017, Governor Roy Cooper signed a new expungement law, Senate Bill 445, that went effective immediately. To help you and the 10 million other NC residents understand how the effects of the new statute, the expungement attorneys at Manning Law Firm put together this guide to expungement law in NC. What Changed?… Read more »

How To Fight A Child Abuse Charge In NC

January 17, 2018 -

There are over 300,000 reports of child abuse each year in the United States alone. Many are factual and warranted, but some are baseless and untrue. The one thing all child abuse accusations have in common, however, is their potential to ruin the alleged assailant’s life. At Manning Law Firm in Raleigh NC, our expert… Read more »

Cyber Execs Help FBI Crack Down on Dark Web

August 7, 2017 -

The Dark Web, once used as a place for political dissidents and unadulterated free-speech, is now a breeding ground for the darkest criminal activities such as dissemination of stolen goods, pedophilia, and human trafficking.  The federal government has been cracking down on these illegal activities with the help of major private cyber security firms. Sentences for these… Read more »

Federal Opioid Program Targets NC Prescribers


Central NC is one of several regions that the federal government is targeting with a pilot program aimed at combating the nations’ rising opioid epidemic.  The new Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit will focus its investigations around doctors and pharmacists suspected of committing prescription fraud.  This federal program comes just shortly after Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill… Read more »

Child Abuse Charges for Parents Keeping Infant Caged 23 Hours a Day


Suspicions of child neglect were reported to the Madison County Sheriff’s office on August 2, 2017. The Sherrif’s Office responded to the call, searching the home of Haley Trantham and Vincent Lee II.  They found a malnourished infant, confined to a self-made cage. Detectives report that the infant was fed infrequently and confined to a cage up… Read more »

How To Get Off The Sex Offender Registry In NC

April 20, 2017 -

The North Carolina Sex Offender Registry is a database which houses the information of any person who lives in, moves to, is a resident student in, or nonresident worker in North Carolina with a reportable conviction under the Sex Offender Registration requirements. The State requires these persons to register their information with the local Sheriff’s… Read more »

What Should I Do if I’m Under 21 and Get Charged With a DWI in NC?

October 5, 2016 -

The North Carolina Laws about Underage DWI’s With college back in session, it can be easy for students to get wrapped up in football tailgates, parties and more. For those students under 21 years of age, getting caught driving in North Carolina with any amount of alcohol or illegal substances present in the blood can… Read more »

Thomas C. Manning Receives Prestigious Legal Award

March 4, 2016 -

For Immediate Release Cary, N.C. – Manning Law Firm’s founding partner Thomas C. Manning has received the Wade M. Smith Award for outstanding criminal defense work from the North Carolina Bar Association Gathering last Thursday, February 25, 2016 for the 8th Annual Peter S. Gilchrist III & Wade M. Smith Awards Dinner at the Embassy… Read more »