Bald Head Island village leaders agreed to Stickland Agner Pittman’s request to stop using public resources to promote a November bond referendum to promote acquisition of the ferry system by the municipality through the village website.

In a September 1 letter from the Strickland Agner Pittman firm based in Goldsboro, Billy J. Strickland II asked the village to cease and desist from what he called “improper use of Village Bald Head Island email list serve.” The attorney stated that Mayor Andy Sayre used the site to specifically address issues in the […]

Is It Illegal to Talk on Your Cellphone While Driving in North Carolina?

Is it illegal to talk on your cell phone while driving in North Carolina?

For those who travel frequently, it can be a bit challenging to keep track of the ever-changing rules of the road. In one state, it’s illegal to talk on your phone at all. Then you cross a border and it becomes legal again, so long as you use a hands-free device. Is talking on the […]

Open Container Laws

Beer delivery open container

Open container laws vary from state to state. While most states have some form of these types of laws, North Carolina has developed several specific regulations for open containers of alcohol. Violations of open container laws may involve fines and other penalties. If you have been charged with an open container violation, contact Strickland, Agner […]

Is a $2 Roadside Test Sending Innocent People to Jail?

Police officers arresting drug dealer by police car

Being arrested for a criminal offense such as an illegal drug possession charge can be a nerve-wracking experience, leaving an accused person with questions about the future and what will come next.   The charges can be even more terrifying for a person who is innocent but is told that evidence against the person proves […]

Can Data from Devices and Apps That Track Your Activity Be Used in Court?

Health And Fitness Apps On Apple Iphone 5S

Eating right and getting regular daily exercise are important parts of staying healthy. Fortunately, you can do a number of things to increase your physical activity each day without needing to head to the gym.   Fitting in a walk in the morning or after dinner, using the stairs instead of the elevator and forsaking […]

Do Back-Up Cameras Prevent Car Accidents and Injuries?

back up camera

More than ever before, automotive technology is being used to prevent car accidents. Safety features such as electronic stability control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, automatic crash notification and automatic emergency braking are now becoming standard operating equipment on motor vehicles being manufactured in the U.S. and abroad. However, should back-up cameras be included […]

What Should You Do When Stopped By Police in North Carolina?

Man Stopped by Police

Most of us have been there before: You are driving down the highway when –suddenly – you see those blue and red lights racing towards you.   Getting pulled over can ruin any driver’s day. No wants to deal with a traffic violation. Further, getting pulled over is extremely stressful. It is normal to be […]