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
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!
After any accident it is important to immediately notify your insurance company to make sure you comply with your contractual duty or else you may provide your insurance company an opportunity to deny your 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:
DWI vs Driving after Consuming in NC
The "Driving after Consuming" charge only applies to those under age 21, and does not require any actual impairment due to alcohol. In fact any BAC of 0.01 or above can result in the charge. Someone under age 21 can be charged with both DWI and driving after consuming if they were in fact impaired. A DWI charge is basically automatic for a BAC of 0.08 or above. Each charge for first time offenders is a misdemeanor with similar consequences despite DWI having its own special sentencing guidelines.