Grounds to file a Motion for Appropriate Relief
What charges qualify for a Motion for Appropriate Relief?
Although a Motion for Appropriate Relief can be filed after serious felony convictions this article will focus on MAR by consent which usually involves lower-level crimes such as infractions and misdemeanors. Examples of convictions where the prosecutor may consent to a MAR are:
NC Certificate of Relief
This includes protecting a business from negligently hiring someone who has a criminal record. Shielding private companies from civil liability removes much of the stigma and risk they face by renting to or hiring someone with a record. Essentially you are more likely to get hired or more likely to obtain housing if you have a criminal record after obtaining a Certificate of Relief.
Requirements for Certificate of Relief
Coronavirus and NC Courts
December 14, 2020 update
Chief Justice Cheri Beasley issued an order extending Emergency Directives 2–5, 8–15, 18, and 20–22 in response to the public health threat posed by the COVID-19 outbreak. North Carolina Courts will postpone non-essential, in-person court proceedings for 30 days, beginning Monday, December 14.
May 21, 2020 update
Chief Beasley issued a new Order dated May 21, 2020. Some of the main points are as follows:
How much does it cost to file an extension of time?
There is no filing fee to file a Motion and Order to extend time to Answer a lawsuit in North Carolina. This makes it a good practice to go ahead and file an extension of time in every lawsuit, but especially for credit card lawsuits as negotiating a settlement usually takes longer than 30 days and you certainly do not want to miss a deadline to file an Answer and lose by default!
Car accident ticket in NC
After any accident it is important to immediately notify your insurance company to make sure you comply with any contractual duty or else you may provide your insurance company an opportunity to deny coverage. Most DA’s are willing to dismiss the ticket after your insurance company provides a letter accepting liability and paying for any damages incurred by the other driver.
Can you get a ticket after a car wreck in NC?
At fault drivers often receive a traffic citation for an accident adding insult to injury. Some of the following are the most common tickets issued as a result of an accident: