New N.C. Laws Effective 2015 That Can Affect You

By January 13, 2015Uncategorized

shutterstock_164106293The Summaries of Substantive Ratified Legislation, published by the Research Division N.C. General Assembly in November 2014, outlines upcoming changes to North Carolina law that will become current on January 1st, 2015.  Here are a few which might affect you in the New Year:

Background Checks:

The state of North Carolina will require background checks for Firefighters and Emergency Service Personnel – including those within these categories that serve in volunteer positions.  This means that possible charges on your criminal record may keep you from holding such rescue service positions.

S.L. 2014-27, Secs. 1 and 2 authorize criminal history checks for those individuals that wish to serve in a paid or a volunteer position with either a fire department or an emergency medical service.             (NCLEG Ch. 13: Labor and Employment: pg. 105)

For a free consultation on expunging your N.C. criminal record, or for more information on changes to North Carolina Law and how they can affect you, please call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC today at (919) 948-7159

Driving While Impaired:

Those convicted of misdemeanors, including DWIs, and are sentenced to imprisonment or probation will complete their sentence in an approved local confinement facility – a jail, rather than a prison, regardless of the length of sentence.

S.L. 2014-100, Sec. 16C.1 eliminates the serving of misdemeanant sentences in the State prison system, and requires them to be served in a local confinement facility.                                                                 (NCLEG Ch. 6: Courts, Justice, and Corrections: pg. 17)

If you have been charged with a DWI in Wake County, or would like more information on changes to North Carolina Law and how they can affect you, please call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC today at (919)-948-7159.

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