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October 2016 Archives

Lack of health insurance, mental illness and addiction

While health reform moves such as the Affordable Care Act have increased health care accessibility for Americans, it is still very possible for folks in Charlotte and other cities to slip through the cracks. Mentally ill people are especially vulnerable; for example, they may forget to renew health insurance or to even sign up for it in the first place. They may also skip payments or lose jobs that carry insurance, thus compromising their access. If someone you love has a mental illness, you may know all too well about self-medication and other reasons they could have become addicted.

CEO: probable cause or not, DOJ out to get company executives

The head of a medical device maker and his company targeted in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice were exonerated in a trial concluded earlier this year. Specifically, they were found not guilty on 10 criminal charges.

Are police keeping people in jail too long while awaiting trial?

Criminal sentencing and mandatory minimums have received massive attention from the media in recent years. From the atrocities being committed in the Philippines to the vacating of sentences issued for minor drug offenses in the United States, the way drug offenses are being viewed across the globe is rapidly changing. Every case is different and some cases are tragic.

Memory plays tricks: an adage grounded in strong realities

Sometimes a faulty memory yields results that are not particularly notable or dramatic. OK, so it took you an hour to find the keys you were sure you left on the kitchen table but ultimately found on top of the TV remote. The vet appointment you know you scheduled for your dog today was actually ... yesterday. The neighbors just knocked on your door in response to a dinner invitation you extended and then entirely forgot about.

One national media view on pot decriminalization, repercussions

Although today's post tangentially touches upon the recent fatal police shooting and connected aftermath in Charlotte that is currently commanding widespread national attention, it is more acutely focused on a peripheral subject that has progressively garnered increased attention across the country in recent years.

False Accusations Of Identity Theft Are On The Rise

In the 21st century, being accused or charged with a crime in North Carolina  does not necessarily mean being accused of theft or assault. A growing number of accused individuals in the state are facing identity theft charges - a different type of crime that may not involve physical or visible damage, but a charge or conviction can still have a significant impact on your life.

Meet the Office Mascots

  • Sir Winston Churchill Connelly is a red Labradoodle bred from a mahogany miniature French Poodle and a red English Lab. He is doted upon by staff and clients alike, stealing their hearts with his sweet disposition. More Photos

  • Dustye is a gaited (also known as racking) Registered Tennessee Walking Horse. He is a sweet tempered, playful, noble buckskin who loves to give rides to kids. More Photos