August 2011

Big Brother is Watching – Administrative Reviews for Certain Professions

Professionals often fall under the supervision of a state commission or review board.  Architects, auctioneers, real estate brokers, accountants, doctors, nurses, lawyers, dentists, appraisers, home inspectors, and barbers – yes, barbers – are just a few of the professions that have to answer to a state agency’s licensing board.

Some find that they have to answer to more than one such entity.  For example, a Nurse Practitioner in this state has to be approved to practice by the Board of Nursing and the Medical Board. 

Landlord Notice to to Tenant to terminate leases


As a landlord, sometimes you need to terminate a lease even when the tenant is a paying tenant. In North Carolina the statutes say that you need to give the tenant notices as follows:

1) A tenancy from year to year may be terminated by a notice to quit given one month or more before the end of the current year of the tenancy;

2) a tenancy from month to month by a like notice of seven days;

3) a tenancy from week to week, of two days.

NEWS RELEASE: Sanders Law Firm Gets Judgment against defendant for $27,703.73

Lexington, Davidson County, North Carolina:

The Court entered a $27,703.73 judgment against defendants. Sanders Law Firm, PLLC represented the out-of-state plaintiffs who brought the action. In addition, the court awarded attorney fees of $4,155.55. The attorneys are now in the next stage of the collection process which is to send the Sheriff to execute against the assets of the defendants. Meantime, the interest on the judgment accrues at 8%.

NEWS RELEASE: Randy Ivie wins DWI trial in Kernersville

August 24, 2011 Kernersville, NC

Randy Ivie successfully defended a client charged with a Driving While Impaired (DWI) in a trial in the Kernersville District Court. The verdict was "Not Guilty".

As a matter of interest, a person drinking should be careful sitting in the driver's seat of a running car. By law, one could be convicted of a DWI while sitting in the driver's seat of a motor vehicle in a public area. This includes streets and parking lots.