Shelby criminal attorney

The use of medical and recreational marijuana has become legal in many states. As a result, law enforcement has begun searching for new ways of identifying drivers who are under the influence and possibly impaired by marijuana and THC (the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana) based products. Unlike alcohol, where there…

Baseball

The Shelby-based law firm of Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, P.L.L.C., announced today that it has entered into a five-year sponsorship agreement with the American Legion World Series. Shelby-Cleveland County has hosted the American Legion World Series baseball tournament since 2011. This year’s tournament is scheduled for August 15-19. Shelby’s Veterans…

man arrested for drunk driving

When a person has been arrested for an alleged crime of domestic violence in North Carolina, they may be held without bail for up to 48 hours. Under state law, only a judge can set the conditions of an alleged offender’s release, but a magistrate can be authorized to set…

crashed motorcycle

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which means that every driver – whether they are operating a motorcycle, car, truck, or commercial vehicle – should consider the importance of sharing the road and exercising caution around each other. By working together to drive with caution and care, we can prevent…

injured worker

Workplace injuries are unfortunately common in North Carolina. In just one recent year, 71,500 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported among North Carolina’s private-sector employers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). While workers can be injured in a wide variety of ways, some types of workplace injuries…

Tips for Your Court Hearing Dress appropriately to show respect for the court. Always try to appear neat and clean. The courtroom is a serious place and your appearance should reflect the importance of the occasion. First impressions make a difference. A good rule of thumb is to wear clothing…

distracted driving using cell phone while driving

Social media has changed the way that we communicate, get our news, do business, and otherwise conduct our daily lives. While this interconnectedness has its benefits, it also has some serious drawbacks. Aside from privacy concerns, peer pressure, bullying, and information overload, serious public safety concerns must be addressed as…

retirement savings

Retirement and estate planning are two closely related matters that are often challenging to balance. After all, you’ll need to prioritize your own finances before you can consider what you want to leave behind for others. Fortunately, by balancing your goals and working to find effective solutions in advance, you…

crashed bmw

In the aftermath of a car accident, it is not uncommon for the other driver to claim that it was your fault when you firmly believe that they were responsible. This is a classic “he said, she said” situation, which can prove to be quite complicated until liability can be determined….