Whether law enforcement has probable cause to search is a critical issue in most drug arrests where the defendant is inside a vehicle. Often times, that probable cause is based on the law enforcement officer's detection of the odor of marijuana. This letter from the State Bureau of Investigations Director opines that law enforcement officers are not able to differentiate between the smell of legal CBD products (which contain small amounts of THC) and marijuana, an illegal controlled substance; and provides additional ammunition to defense attorney's challenging probable cause for searches based on marijuana odor. For more information on warrantless searches and Constitutional rights, contact Parton & Associates.
Attorney Corey Parton has once again been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” listing for 2019.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, generates an annual selection of outstanding attorneys from each state who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selections are made using a patented multiphase process which includes a statewide survey of lawyers, a 12 factor evaluation by Super Lawyers and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. Five percent of attorneys are designated as North Carolina Super Lawyers and only 2.5% are designated as North Carolina Rising Stars.
Attorney Parton’s Super Lawyers Profile
Excellent article written by our close colleague, Ryan Stowe at Polaris Law Firm, reminding attorneys of the importance the role Counselor At Law plays to indigent clients.
Parton & Associates Founder and Managing Partner, Corey V. Parton, is the Moderator for the NBI, Inc. Criminal Court Judicial Forum being held today in Charlotte, NC. The seminar,
As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Criminal Litigation, has quite an impressive panel of North Carolina Judges: Judge Jeffrey Carpenter, Judge Robert Ervin, Judge Daniel Kuehnert, Judge William Pomeroy and Judge Christopher Bragg. A few of the interesting topics for discussion are: Inadequately Reading and Requesting Necessary Discovery; Failing to Object When Merited or Making Pointless Objections; Not Being Prepared for Trial, Testifying, Hearings and Sentencing; and Top Ethical Mistakes Being Made in Criminal Litigation. Use these links to learn more about today’s Criminal Court Judicial Forum or NBI, Inc. and upcoming Continuing Legal Educations Seminars.
Congratulations to Parton & Associates Founder and Managing Partner, Corey V. Parton, for his 5 Years of Service Recognition from Martindale-Hubbell. Attorney Parton has been practicing law in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2013, winning settlements for his clients in the areas of Commercial Litigation and finding the best possible outcomes for his clients facing charges in Criminal Defense.
Parton & Associates' Attorney Appointed by Mecklenburg County Bar President to Serve on the Continuing Legal Education Committee
Parton & Associates Founder, Corey V. Parton, Selected by Marquis Who’s Who for his Impact and Influence on the Legal Profession
Congratulations to Corey V. Parton for being selected by Marquis Who’s Who to be profiled in the 2018 volume. Marquis Who’s Who selects men and women from around the globe whose achievements influence the people of today and provides their biographical information for public record and for posterity. Individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value including position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in their field. http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/454411/parton-associates-celebrates-10-years-of-combined-practiced-experience-in-law
Parton & Associates Sponsors and Participates in the Muggsy Bogues 2018 Always Believe Celebrity Classic Golf Tournament
Parton & Associates is honored to have sponsored a table and participated in the Muggsy Bogues 2018 Always Believe Celebrity Classic golf tournament
Always Believe Inc. is organized to assist at risk youth ages 12 through 18 in the involvement of activities and programs focusing on student athletics, scholarship, leadership development, character building, mentoring, and team building. The main goal is the enhancement of youth, reaching their full potential as well rounded students and productive adult citizens.
Attorney Corey V. Parton was inducted into North Carolina's Pro Bono Honor Society last week in recognition his commitment to providing legal service to the community unable to pay for quality representation. Society members reported providing 50 or more hours of pro bono legal services to clients unable to pay without expectation of a fee, an aspirational threshold set by Rule 6.1 of the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct.
Chief Justice Mark Martin, chair of the North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission, recently stressed that the ideal of equal justice under law is one of the ultimate goals of our legal system.
"One integral way that we as North Carolina lawyers move closer to this ideal is through providing pro bono legal services to the citizens of our state who are unable to afford private representation," said Chief Justice Martin.
Rule 6.1 encourages a variety of activities in addition to the pro bono legal services recognized by the Honor Society. Other encouraged activities include providing legal services at a substantially reduced fee; engaging in activities that improve the law, the legal system, or the legal profession; participating in non-legal community service; and contributing financially to North Carolina legal aid organizations. The reporting process, administered by the PBRC, collected basic information about all of these activities.
The PBRC, led by Sylvia Novinsky, launched in April 2016 and began collecting responses from attorneys about pro bono involvement through the state's first voluntary reporting process in January 2017. The PBRC, a program of the N.C. Equal Access to Justice Commission, works to increase North Carolina attorney pro bono legal service as a way to meet the legal needs of people of low-income and modest means in our state.
According to Novinsky, "Pro bono legal service is a crucial way that attorneys can help ensure justice for all in our state. Recognizing this outstanding work through the N.C. Pro Bono Honor Society allows us to celebrate the importance of attorney volunteerism and encourage others in our profession to get involved."
Each member of this year's cohort of the Honor Society receives a certificate from the Supreme Court of North Carolina in recognition of their valuable contributions to the people of North Carolina. This group of attorneys provided more than 35,000 hours of pro bono legal services in 2017 to North Carolinians living in poverty. All 877 attorneys who shared information about their pro bono volunteerism together provided nearly 50,000 hours of pro bono legal services in 2017.
Defense attorneys, Jeremy Smith and Corey V. Parton, talk with WCCB Charlotte about the plea deal obtained for their client, Matthew Benner, who was facing the death penalty.