It is not once or twice that we realize during a consultation with a prospective client that a bad mistake has been made because the client is not familiar with the law. We understand that legal jargon can be intimidating to some people, and we also understand that it is not easy to learn the law by reading. That’s exactly why we have decided to create these mini-videos where we will explain some of the basic concepts in criminal and family law in an easy, accessible and entertaining way. It is our hope that you, members of the public, watch our videos, get entertained and learn something in the process. Now, get your popcorn ready!


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The Elements of DWI and some of the Defenses

In this clip, Paul Castle goes over the basic elements of the DWI law and explores some of the defenses against the DWI charge.


The Basics about Separation and Divorce

Joe Peterson bexplains what conditions must be satisfied for a couple to be deemed separated.  He also briefly discusses what issues typically arise when a husband and a wife are separated.


The Miranda Rights and Some of  the Common Misconceptions

Paul Castle gives a quick overview of how the Miranda Rights have originated.  Paul also goes over some of the common misconceptions about the Miranda rights.


How to Handle Traffic Tickets

Joe Peterson explains how best a traffic ticket can be handled by delving into the difference between a moving violation and a non-moving violation.


Nuts and  Bolts about Domestic Restraining Orders

TV and movies have created some misconceptions about restraining orders or in North Carolina Protection Orders. The order we will discuss in this video is the NC 50b Domestic Protection Order.

The Basics about Civil No Contact Orders

If you are being harassed, stalker, or abused by someone outside of your home a Civil No Contact Order may be an appropriate way to mitigate the advances of the person accused of these acts. Is a Civil No Contact order the right vehicle for addressing your circumstances? Joe Peterson will explain.

Nuts and Bolts about Ex Parte Orders related to Custody

In this video Johnathon Naylor will discuss the types of ex parte orders that are available where the custody of a child is at issue and under what circumstances one may choose to seek an ex parte order.

Why It Takes So Long To Resolve a Felony Case

In this segment, Paul Castle explains why it takes months, not weeks, to get a felony case resolved. In addition, he goes on to explain the concept of a felony breakdown, which is a process by which a felony charge gets reduced to a misdemeanor offense and thus gets resolved quickly.

What You Need to Know about DWI Field Sobriety Tests

In this video Paul Castle explains three different standardized field sobriety tests you’ll most likely be asked to perform if you are stopped for driving while impaired. Knowing what to expect can often be the difference between performing well and not performing well at all.

Three Basic Child Custody Arrangements

In this video Paul Castle discusses three different basic child custody arrangements in terms of legal custody vis-a-vis physical custody. Learning about what custodial schemes the court systems uses may very well be beneficial to those who are confronted with difficult issues of child custody.

Understanding Rule 404(b) of the North Carolina Rules of Evidence

In this segment, Paul Castle explains the ins and outs of Rule 404(b) of the North Carolina Evidence Code, also known as ‘Other Crimes, Wrongs and Acts.’ A clear understanding of this rule is extremely important because this is one of the rules subject to the greatest misapplication, misuse and abuse resulting in the miscarriage of justice and even in the wrongful conviction of a defendant in an extreme case.