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Petitioning your family to come to the U.S. on an R-1 visa

The United States offers lots of opportunities for foreign nationals. One way is through the R-1 nonimmigrant visa. This is mainly for religious workers who want to work temporarily with non-profit religious organizations. As these individuals establish their lives in the U.S., it’s natural for…

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Should you settle your car accident personal injury case?

As an immigrant in the United States, it can take some time to get your feet under you. Grinding it out day in and day out can get tiring, but you can secure the life that you want for you and your family. Unfortunately, all…

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Drug trafficking in North Carolina: What you need to know

The possession of illegal drugs in North Carolina is already one of the more serious criminal offenses anyone can face. However, allegations of drug trafficking lead to far stricter penalties for conviction. Unlike the offense of possession, trafficking convictions are also based on weight instead…

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Can you choose your own doctor in a workers’ comp case?

Whether you suffer an illness or injury that requires medical attention, you want to be certain that whoever attends to your needs is the right healthcare provider for the job. This is true whether your illness or injury is job-related or otherwise. However, in North…

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Habitual impaired driving – when a history of DWIs bites back

North Carolina is one of the strictest U.S. states when it comes to the enforcement of drinking and driving laws. A conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in the state doesn’t just lead to fines and jail time. Depending on factors during the offense –…

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3 factors that could result in removal from the U.S.

Facing deportation, also known as removal, can be a deeply distressing experience. Deportation is a formal procedure in which the U.S. government mandates a noncitizen to leave the country. There are various reasons for deportation. However, the process typically ensues because of an individual violating…

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How dangerous is drowsy driving?

Most of us have driven drowsy before. An early morning drive or commuting home after a long, hard workday usually means that you will be driving when you are not feeling your best. But is drowsy driving that dangerous? The answer is yes. In fact,…

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North Carolina’s open container law – the type of container used matters

Most U.S. states have laws that prohibit the possession and consumption of open containers of alcoholic beverages while inside motor vehicles. These laws not only prohibit drivers from having an open container of alcohol but also passengers who may be riding next to the driver…

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Firing a gun to intimidate – is it still a crime if nobody gets hurt?

Gunshots, even those not directed at anyone, can be scary. It’s terrifying enough that bullets move too quickly for the eye to see, so the sound of gunfire is the only way people know they’re potentially targeted. This is why it’s a common intimidation tactic…

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Pointing a gun at someone – is it a crime?

Any responsible gun owner knows that the first rule of firearm safety is to keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, where an accidental discharge won’t hurt anybody. Gun owners should never point at anything they don’t intend to shoot, even if their firearm…

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