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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

How Do I Get A Carry Concealed Gun Permit?

September 12, 2019 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

You have carefully decided it is appropriate and necessary to carry a weapon to protect you and your family while in the public. Carrying the weapon in a manner that is visible to the public is called “open carry” and is allowed by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I, §… View Article

What Do I Do If My Child Is Charged With A DWI?

August 28, 2019 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

With Greenville, North Carolina being home to East Carolina University students, it is no surprise that many parents contact our office because their child has been arrested and charged with Driving While Impaired (DWI). In North Carolina, DWI includes not just impairment from alcohol, but also from controlled substances, including cocaine, marijuana, opioids or prescription… View Article

Is Doctor Shopping Illegal?

October 2, 2018 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

“Doctor shopping” is the practice of an individual visiting multiple healthcare physicians to deceptively obtain prescriptions for controlled substances. There are many classes of controlled substances sought by those who doctor shop. However, opioid narcotics (pain killers) are the number one target by far according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Centers… View Article


April 6, 2018 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

In criminal cases, we often want to use cell phone records, credit card receipts, Facebook post/messages, Instagram photographs, and other business records in the defense of our client. The records custodian must authenticate these records before the court will admit them.  In the past, this required that you issue a subpoena to the records custodian and… View Article

How To Avoid Common “Spring Break” Legal Offenses

March 6, 2018 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

Spring Break is a time many students at East Carolina University and Pitt Community College look forward to. It is time of fun, sun and hanging out with friends. A time to leave Greenville, NC and head to various vacation destinations. But, it can also be a time of making bad decisions that can land… View Article

New Laws in North Carolina You May Want To Know About

February 1, 2018 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

Recently, there have been new laws passed in North Carolina. At the Robinson Law Firm, we want all of our clients to stay in the know about laws in our state. Here are a few of the recently enacted laws you should know about.   Senate Bill 445: Expungements North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed… View Article

Received a Red Light Camera Citation In The Mail?

January 9, 2018 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

It’s just after the New Year Holiday. You are going through mail that was just delivered, looking for bills from the holidays when you discover an official looking “Notice of Red Light Camera Violation” from the City of Greenville.  You open the Notice and see a close-up picture of the front and rear of your… View Article

Did The Officer Have Enough Evidence To Arrest Me for DWI?

December 29, 2017 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

It’s Saturday night, about 10:00 o’clock. You just finished a late dinner with friends where you consumed a little more than two glasses of wine over the course of two hours. You exit the restaurant and leave the parking lot to make the two-mile drive to your residence. As you approach the stop sign at… View Article

Arrested For DWI? What Should You Do?

December 12, 2017 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

The Holiday Season is accompanied with increased patrols and checkpoints focused on DWI enforcement.  The decisions you make after your DWI arrest are critical to your defense.  Should I take the chemical test?  Do I have a right to have a witness observe the chemical test procedures?  If the officer asks questions should I answer… View Article