Plea versus Trial – Odds May Be Against the Truly Innocent (Attorney)

A recent study of those charged with felony crimes as reported data from State Court statistics examined differences in the outcomes achieved by the public defender, assigned counsel, and private attorneys.  One of the most shocking statistics in the study is the percentage of defendants that end up pleading guilty to felony charges.  Regardless of the type of attorney they had, some 96 to 97% of those charged ended up pleading guilty.

Business Planning & Legal Housekeeping (LLC & Corporation's Attorney)

As a business owner starts out, it is a good idea to establish a business plan.

It's equally important to include legal planning in your planning.

Plan on meeting with an attorney to decide whether you should set up the business as a 1) sole proprietorship with an assumed name (aka D/B/A), 2) partnership, 3) limited liability company (LLC), or 4) Corporation (Inc.).

Attorney Referral (336) 724-4707 Winston-Salem, Lexington, Davie & Stokes

If you are looking to associate counsel in the Winston-Salem area, Sanders Law Firm, PLLC (336) 724-4707 can help you.

We handle general litigation, collections, personal injury, and evictions.

We also handle corporate and LLC matters. Below is a list of some of our practice areas.

Call us to discuss.

·         Auto accidents (Car Wrecks)

·         Bicycle Accidents (Bike Injury)

·         Boating Accidents Attorney

·         Lawsuits

·         Criminal Court Cases (Misdemeanors, DWI)

·         Medical Malpractice

Expunction – Erasing prior charges or convictions

            When was the last time you thought how nice it would be to erase something in your past?  If you’re like most people, there are a few things that you wish were not part of your history.  Under North Carolina law, you can erase some of those “mistakes,” whether ones made by you or by law enforcement officers.

To-do List: Off-site Computer Back-up drives (Business & Corporations Lawyer)

If you don't already, you really need to have a system where you take a back-up computer drive offsite at all times. Typically, you should have two offsite back-up storage methods and rotate them between the business and offsite storage location.

Fair Debt Collection Act (consumer debt)- the 2006 law

If someone owes you money & it's a consumer debt. See below for definition of "consumer". You  need to be careful that you abide by the federal and state rules pertaining to how you may collect against the debt. Failure to abide by the rules could actually get a judgment entered against you, the creditor.

Below is the 2006 FDCPA. Know it.

Call Kirk Sanders at Sanders Law Firm, PLLC (336)724-4707 to discuss your collection case.

Wills & Trusts for Homosexual Couples

Occasionally I have had the following legal question posed to me by a homosexual couple wanting to make their partner a beneficiary of their estate: Can I leave my partner part of all of my estate?

The short answer is "Yes".

If you want to include your partner in your estate planning, please call my law office to obtain a copy of our estate planning questionaire. We can draft wills, power or attorneys, living wills, and healthcare POAs for you at a reasonable price.

Collection Matters-- start the collection process as soon as you can

In this day and age, businesses and customers are more likely to fail to pay you for money owed.

Clients need to have internal policies to monitor their accounts receivables regularly. When accounts are late, special letters need to go out after 45 days. More pressing letters need to go out at 60 days and 90 days.

You need to have trigger points to call an attorney and start a collection lawsuit. Do not sit on old accounts. As a general rule, the older the case, the harder to collect.

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