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How can I become Guardian instead of DSS?

DSS is considered the guardian of last resort.  That said, the Court will take into consideration the best interests of the Respondent/Ward (alleged incompetent person), and do what they feel is necessary to protect the Respondent/Ward. The good news is that even if DSS is appointed guardian, we can likely work with DSS to convince […]

PJC or Not to PJC

PJC’s (Prayer for Judgment Continued) are issued by judges, not a deal given by the DA’s Office.  This is a common misconception in NC, with individuals feeling like they can just ‘use a PJC’ and then find out that the Judge can deny it.  PJC’s are great tools to prevent license suspension and DMV points, […]