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Eric L. Johnson
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Fayetteville Attorney Eric Johnson focuses his practice in the areas of: Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Alimony, and Property Division; Speeding Ticket and Traffic Citation Defense; and Social Security Disability.
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Be safe on the roads this 2011 holiday season. There were 1,017 alcohol related motor vehicle accidents in North Carolina during the 2010 holiday season. Officers charged over 3,800 people with driving while impaired during last year's "Booze It & Lose It" campaign. Officers are out in force this year... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2011 at Traffic Ticket Blog
Effective August 25, 2011, the fine for speeding in a school zone increases from $25 to $250. After you add court costs, a ticket for speeding in a school zone will cost you a small fortune at the courthouse. And then it's going to effect your insurance. My advice is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2011 at Traffic Ticket Blog
There may be a state or two where if you walk into the courthouse without heat, they'll issue a temporary weapon to use while you're on the premises. North Carolina, however, is NOT one of those states. The Cumberland County Courthouse used to have a sign on the doors that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2011 at Traffic Ticket Blog
Folks often ask me whether or not they need a lawyer to represent them in their Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income claim. It's a good question and, given the fact I am a lawyer, you'll have to forgive my bias, but anyone who has been denied benefits should... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2011 at Social Security Disability Blog
Yesterday's tornadoes left a wake of traffic lights that are out because of power outages. North Carolinians aren't strangers to weather related power outages and we know that the best thing is to just not drive where traffic lights are out. Not driving in those areas will keep you safe... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2011 at Traffic Ticket Blog
As reported on in the post "Public Invited To Police Traffic Stop Training Sessions," the Fayetteville Police Department will have two training sessions this month led by the U.S. Department of Justice. The training sessions will be open to the public. The purposes of these training sessions are to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Traffic Ticket Blog
In my experience, when I've got a person who has been ordered to not contact his or her spouse, but tells me that they can work things out with their spouse, that person is a man and that statement is usually accompanied by another statement something like "don't worry about... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2011 at Family Law Blog
On December 1, 2010, a law regarding license plate frames takes effect. The law prohibits the use of license plate frames that make any part of the plate unreadable. North Carolina just gave you one more reason to retire that "Where's The Beef" license plate frame you've used on every... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2010 at Traffic Ticket Blog
Nice post! I put out my shingle just over 6 months ago and there has been no shortage of folks interested in selling me something. My mantra has been I didn't put out my shingle to write checks and posts like this help to keep me on track. Eric
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2010 on Turd In The Punch Bowl at Chuck Newton
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Nov 15, 2010
Thanks for reading, Jack. Unfortunately I don't have an answer to your question. Because the fast-track determination relates to what the SSA considers the most severe impairments, I just don't see that population of folks in the appeal process. I wish you the best and thanks again for reading, Eric ____________________________ Eric L. Johnson Attorney at Law 914 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305 Tel: (910) 691-8600 Fax: (910) 222-3059 Email:
Thanks for reading, Jon! It has certainly been my experience that oaths calculated to awaken the conscience do just that, awaken the conscience. I know criminal defense attorneys wrestle with knowing the truth, but in my experience in my practice areas, I have a have a hard time helping folks unless I know what's really going on. Eric ____________________________ Eric L. Johnson Attorney at Law 914 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305 Tel: (910) 691-8600 Fax: (910) 222-3059 Email:
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2010 on Honesty at Social Security Disability Blog
I'm a North Carolina driver, what happens if I don't do anything about my North Carolina Speeding Ticket? If you don't just pay the ticket and, as I wrote in my post North Carolina Traffic Tickets And The Hidden Cost, I don't recommend you just pay it and, if you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2010 at Traffic Ticket Blog
As I discussed in Divorce in North Carolina, North Carolina is a no-fault state; however, North Carolina does have legal requirements to obtain divorce. One of those requirements is that the parties be separated for one year before filing for divorce. Separation occurs when the parties live in separate residences... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2010 at Family Law Blog
The Social Security Administration announced by the press release titled Social Security Fast-Track Disability Processes Get Even Faster that the administration will be implementing new rules to reduce the time it takes for them to make disability determinations for the "most severe disabilities." Hopefully you or the one you love... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2010 at Social Security Disability Blog
I'm an out-of-state driver; is North Carolina going to forget about that speeding citation? Probably not. North Carolina is a member of the Driver License Compact, an agreement between 46 states that allows those states to inform each other of convictions and violations. A common scenario among soldiers formerly stationed... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2010 at Traffic Ticket Blog
As reported on in the post 133 tickets issued on first day of speeding crackdown in Fayetteville, the Fayetteville City Police have launched Operation Aggression Suppression in an effort to get tough on speeding drivers. The Fayetteville Police gave out 133 citations on the first day. So keep the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2010 at Traffic Ticket Blog
The Social Security Administration is improving the online disability application and on October 6, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. (EDT), the administration is hosting a webinar on the changes and other initiatives currently underway. If you or someone you love is considering applying for Social Security Disabilty online, you may find... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at Social Security Disability Blog
North Carolina will make it easy to pay your speeding ticket. All you have to do is go to payNCticket and they'll happily take your money. That being said, I recommend that you NEVER pay a traffic ticket online without consulting a lawyer first. By paying the fine for your... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2010 at Traffic Ticket Blog
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Sep 10, 2010
Divorce is the termination of the marriage bond. Often times when people are talking about divorce they're really talking about related issues of property division, alimony, child custody and child support. There's a big difference between how people commonly use the word divorce and what the term actually means and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2010 at Family Law Blog
A New York Times article, "V.A. Is Easing Rules to Cover Stress Disorder," published yesterday broke some encouraging news that the Department of Veterans Affairs is preparing new rules that will make it easier for veterans to qualify for benefits for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I don't handle VA... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2010 at Social Security Disability Blog
If your impairment relates to or is made worse by drug or alcohol abuse, you're probably going to be denied Social Security Disability benefits. Now I'm here to tell you that I would have a pile of nickels if I had a nickel for every time I heard something like... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2010 at Social Security Disability Blog
Thanks William! Frankly, I wasn't sure about NC's stand on virtual practice. I was being a little tongue in cheek about diplomas on the wall, but I'm entirely kidding either. In my experience, clients do like to see it. As with most things, I don't think that it's about being all virtual or all brick-and-mortar. Most of us will use technology to find a happy in-between. From what I can gather on your site, it looks like you're entirely virtual. I think that's really cool and I wish you much success. Eric
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I'm an attorney, who in the last two months put out my own shingle. I debated a lot whether I needed and office and, if I did, about how much office I needed. I did set up a small office for two reasons that Seth doesn't address, which are: 1) the state bar requires it; and more importantly 2) my clients will expect it. I hope to keep my office needs minimal, but it's very likely potential clients will continue to expect lawyers to have an office, if for no other reason, than to hang diplomas and other indicia that we know what we're doing. Eric ____________________________________________ Eric L. Johnson Attorney at Law 914 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305 Tel: (910) 691-8600 Fax: (910) 222-3059 Email: Web:
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