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Criminal Defense

Did you know that there is one very important step you can, and often should, take after your criminal case is dismissed?   Have you, or your son/daughter or other family member been criminally charged with something like simple possession (of marijuana), and succeeded in having the State dismiss that charge, or been found “not [...]
Juvenile Law Child Custody Family Law Criminal Defense
We previously wrote about juvenile law here: Help! My Child Was Charged With A Crime! But did you know - the law has had a MAJOR change since then! As you may or may not know, North Carolina recently passed the Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act, also known as “Raise the Age.”  This change is incredibly important [...]
Raven Ash, Associate Attorney
Apple Payne Law is excited to announce that Mr. Raven Ash has joined Apple Payne Law as an associate attorney after running his own law firm for nearly half a year. Raven is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law, where he was awarded the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Award, and achieved [...]
Probation Violation - Now What?
Remember from our last blog that probation is an active jail sentence on pause for a certain period of time while you are ordered to do certain things and ordered not to do certain other things. If you don’t do what you’re supposed to do, or you do things you’re not supposed to do, then [...]
Probation

What is Probation?

What is Probation? Probation is an active jail sentence paused for a certain period of time. During that time, a judge orders you to do certain things and not do other things. As long as you do the things you’re ordered to do, and don’t do the things you’re ordered not to do, then at [...]
There's been a MAJOR change in the law since this article was written! To learn more, check out: https://applepaynelaw.com/raise-the-age-juvenile-law North Carolina is a whacky place when it comes to charging kids with crimes. Kids as young as 6 years old are eligible to be charged with crimes in juvenile court and declared to be juvenile delinquents [...]

A common question that attorneys get is: Do I REALLY need to hire a lawyer for my traffic ticket? Read here to learn what our attorneys have to say: