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What to do When an Officer Comes Knocking at Your Door?

March 21, 2024 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

You’re having a party or other social gathering when you hear a knock on the door. You’re surprised.  You weren’t expecting anybody, but you go and answer. When you open the door, you’re greeted by a police officer who says he would like to ask you a few questions about a crime they’re investigating and… View Article


October 11, 2021 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

In 2016, North Carolina enacted legislation, G.S. § 132-1.4A, governing the disclosure and release of “body-worn camera” (body cam) or “dashboard camera” (dash cam) recordings made by law enforcement agencies and their personnel. These procedures received national attention after the shooting death of Andrew Brown by Pasquotank County deputies in April of this year. In… View Article

Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

July 1, 2021 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

  ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER COVID-19 EMERGENCY HEALTH CRISIS COURT OPERATIONS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2021   NOW COMES the undersigned Senior Resident Superior Court Judge and enters this Administrative Order concerning Court operations. IT APPEARING TO THE COURT that The Chief Justice has lifted Emergency Directive 12 and Emergency Directive 21 and given the Senior Resident the… View Article

Turkey Season in North Carolina – Rules and Regulations

March 16, 2021 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

The 2021 North Carolina regular turkey hunting season opens on April 10th and ends May 8th. The regular season is preceded by a “Youth-only” season from April 3rd through April 9th. Youth is defined as any hunter under the age of 18. Before hunting turkey in North Carolina, make sure you are properly licensed and… View Article

The Constitutional Right To Protest

August 7, 2020 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

Protesting is in the genetic makeup of our Country. Protests against abuses by the English Crown resulted in the enactment of the Magna Carta, the genesis of our modern-day Constitutional Rights. The Stamp Act Protests (1765), Boston Tea Party (1773), Abolitionist Movement (1830-1865), Women’s Suffrage Parade (1913), March on Washington (1963), Civil Rights Movement (1958-1964),… View Article

Can a Convicted Felon Use a Handgun for Self Defense?

March 30, 2020 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

If I am a convicted felon can I still use a gun to defend myself or my family in the event it becomes necessary? The answer: it depends.   Generally speaking, a person convicted of a felony is prohibited from possessing a firearm under both state and federal law. North Carolina General Statute § 14-415.1… View Article

Pitt County COVID-19 Updates

March 24, 2020 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

On Monday, March 23rd, Governor Cooper entered Executive Order 120 that amended Executive Order 117 to reduce the number of people defined as a “mass gathering” from more than 100 to more than 50; ordered that specific entertainment facilities and personal care and grooming businesses close for business, and put in place long term care… View Article

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COIVD-19) Update

March 23, 2020 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

Since our last post on Monday, March 16th, a lot has changed. Multiple directives and orders have been entered by our Governor, N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice, and local Court officials. We have addressed hundreds of questions about the status of our court system considering COVID-19.  Following is a timeline, summary and link to the… View Article

Using “The Castle Doctrine” to Obtain Immunity from Criminal Prosecution: Part 1

February 17, 2020 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

In 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly significantly expanded the common law defenses of self-defense and defense of others when it enacted G.S.§ 14-51.2 and G.S. § 14-51.3. These statutes apply to offenses occurring on or after 1 December 2011. Together, these statutes (The Castle Doctrine Statutes) create a rebuttable presumption that the lawful occupant… View Article