Insurance fraud is a severe crime that can have serious consequences, including fines, imprisonment, and damage to your reputation. It is important to avoid accusations of insurance fraud, whether intentional or accidental. Here are some tips to help you avoid allegations of insurance fraud. Be honest and accurate when filling out insurance forms and answering…

When someone steals an item of value, how much the item is worth dictates how a prosecutor would charge the alleged thief. The defendant will be charged with either petty or grand larceny, depending on how much the item costs. Larceny can cover everything from retail theft to cars, jewelry, animals, and firearms. How much…

In 2021, almost 49,000 people died from gun violence in the United States. While tragic, guns are not the only weapons, that alleged criminals can use in violent attacks. In North Carolina, nearly half a dozen other “weapons” are considered deadly and either will be banned from specific places or change how a prosecutor charges…

It hurts when someone else breaks a promise, you’re disappointed and didn’t get something you were expecting. But in some cases, the broken promises have a lasting impact and can be considered fraud. So when do broken promises cross the line to becoming fraud? What’s The Difference Between Broken Promises And Fraud? In order to…

Falling victim to a con scheme may come with various feelings, from anger and guilt to shame. However, staying silent isn’t the answer, and letting authorities know can help bring the con artist to justice. But beyond that, seeking legal counsel may help you recap any money you lost and possibly more for emotional damages….

If you have been charged with assaulting a police officer, know your consequences will be more severe than assaulting a civilian. This is because North Carolina deems police officers as a part of a protected class, making crimes against them more heinous. The North Carolina criminal justice system considers assaulting a police officer and inflicting…

Even when a child is convicted of a crime as a juvenile, the misstep can follow them for the rest of their lives and have long-term effects. Juvenile convictions may disqualify someone from receiving scholarship money, getting a job, or earning a spot in college. In addition, if an employer runs a background check, a…

Attending a musical festival, sporting event, or another event with a large crowd sounds like a fun evening. Still, if the group turns into an unruly mob, things can get dangerous. If an unruly mob has injured you, you may feel like no one is responsible, and therefore you can’t receive damages. However, with suitable…

CONSUMER ALERT Look Out for Scammers Claiming to Represent State Government Agencies Friday, September 16, 2022 Our office has received reports of phone scams in which callers claim to represent the North Carolina Department of Justice and other government agencies and officials. Remember: state government officials will not reach out to you via text or phone…

Friday, September 9, 2022 Our office has learned of a scam targeting Mecklenburg County residents by telling them they’re missing a court date. The scammer calls from 704-228-9701 and impersonates a Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Deputy to trick victims into giving them their personal or financial information. Scammers often scare their victims by telling them they’re in legal…

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