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Senator Thom Goolsby

Senator Thom Goolsby Visit www.ThomGoolsby.com for regular updates and follow Thom on Twitter @ThomGoolsby. Senator Goolsby served his country as an officer in the United States Marine Corps and his state as Counsel to the State Crime Commission under Governor Jim Martin in the early 1990s.

He is a graduate of The Citadel, where he served as Regimental Commander of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. He holds an MBA from Golden Gate University and a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Senator Goolsby resides with his wife, Rachael, son, Fleming, and daughters, Lily and Alabama, in Wilmington near Wrightsville Beach. The Goolsbys attend Port City Community

He is a graduate of The Citadel, where he served as Regimental Commander of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. He holds an MBA from Golden Gate University and a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Senator Goolsby resides with his wife, Rachael, son, Fleming, and daughters, Lily and Alabama, in Wilmington near Wrightsville Beach. The Goolsbys attend Port City Community

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Importance of the Rule of Law.
04/25/2022

Importance of the Rule of Law.

Though it was always celebrated, the Fourth of July wasn’t an official US holiday until 1941.
04/25/2022

Though it was always celebrated, the Fourth of July wasn’t an official US holiday until 1941.

When can you be SEARCHED by a law enforcement officer? There are a number of situations when law enforcement may conduct...
04/24/2022

When can you be SEARCHED by a law enforcement officer? There are a number of situations when law enforcement may conduct a search of you, your automobile, house or other areas in your control (with exceptions), these situations include:

• You consent to the search. Remember, you have the right to say no.
• Law enforcement has specifically obtained a warrant to conduct the search.
• If you are lawfully arrested, law enforcement can search your body and the area immediately within your reach and control.
• If law enforcement has reason to suspect that you are armed and dangerous, then they may frisk you and search the area immediately around you for weapons.
• Law enforcement can search a stopped vehicle if there is probable cause to believe it contains evidence of a crime or contraband or for inventory purposes if it is impounded.
• If law enforcement is pursuing a suspect.

Law enforcement officials may violate individuals’ rights while conducting searches. While such violations may later be relevant in a trial relating to charges associated with those searches, you should refrain from improperly resisting law enforcement; no matter how wrong you may think they are. You will have a chance to defend yourself in court at a later date!

Stop for just a moment to appreciate what you currently have!
04/24/2022

Stop for just a moment to appreciate what you currently have!

“The Star-Spangled Banner” is set to the tune of an old English drinking song.
04/23/2022

“The Star-Spangled Banner” is set to the tune of an old English drinking song.

Are NC Residents REQUIRED to Register Firearms?There is no NC state law that requiring citizens to register firearms or ...
04/23/2022

Are NC Residents REQUIRED to Register Firearms?

There is no NC state law that requiring citizens to register firearms or notify any public official.

However, one county in North Carolina requires its residents to register handguns — Durham County. How is this possible? This power was granted to Durham County by the General Assembly. No other counties or localities are permitted to require registration.

With the sole exception of Durham County, law-abiding citizens who live in North Carolina are entitled to possess the firearms that they currently own, without any hassle or red tape. For the rest of the article link to our blog: http://bit.ly/1CKy5Ie?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com

Churchill knew the result of TOO many regulations.
04/23/2022

Churchill knew the result of TOO many regulations.

Can I Change My Mind Once I Sign a Living Will or Appoint a Health Care Agent? YES you can! You may revoke a living will...
04/22/2022

Can I Change My Mind Once I Sign a Living Will or Appoint a Health Care Agent? YES you can! You may revoke a living will at any time that you are able to communicate health care decisions. You may revoke a health care power of attorney if you are also capable of making health care decisions. You may do so by executing and acknowledging a document of revocation, executing a subsequent living will or health care power of attorney, or by any other manner by which you are able to communicate your intent to revoke. The revocation will become effective only upon communication to the attending physician, and, if a health care power of attorney is to be revoked, to each health care agent named. In addition, the authority of a health care agent will be revoked upon the entry of a divorce or separation between the principal and the agent.

These documents should be reviewed periodically, especially in the event of divorce, or death or disability of a named agent, to ensure that they continue to reflect your desires about health care decisions.

Lincoln logs were named after Abraham Lincoln and his childhood log cabin.
04/22/2022

Lincoln logs were named after Abraham Lincoln and his childhood log cabin.

My criminal defense practice would be CUT IN HALF starting TODAY, if people would just do ONE simple thing: REMAIN SILEN...
04/21/2022

My criminal defense practice would be CUT IN HALF starting TODAY, if people would just do ONE simple thing: REMAIN SILENT.

That's it! It's just that simple, BUT no one listens. Are you listening? Rarely, if ever, do people talk their way out of problems.

Law enforcement officials can misinterpret what you say, you can misunderstand their questions or you can just say dumb things that you never had to admit.

Face it, officers are paid to work hard and make arrests for the District Attorney's office to prosecute.

Officers are professional investigators.

They are usually highly trained and perform their jobs on a daily basis. You are not a professional investigator, so why try to be one, only to land yourself in trouble?

Remember Martha Stewart? She was investigated for an offense that it turned out she did not commit, but she later when to jail for lying to investigators.

Why did she EVER say anything? I can tell you. She thought that she could talk her way out of a problem. Instead, she talked her way to jail.

Watch my short video and learn ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW: http://bit.ly/1CIYgB8

SBI Lab backlogged. Law lets judges make criminals pay PRIVATE LABS for DWI blood testing. http://bit.ly/1DRwNeX
04/21/2022

SBI Lab backlogged. Law lets judges make criminals pay PRIVATE LABS for DWI blood testing. http://bit.ly/1DRwNeX

EXPUNCTION of many criminal convictions is possible for young adults UNDER 18 & 21.  Start NOW to clear that record!
04/21/2022

EXPUNCTION of many criminal convictions is possible for young adults UNDER 18 & 21. Start NOW to clear that record!

When the law shields tyranny.
04/20/2022

When the law shields tyranny.

Why should you be CAREFUL what you THROW AWAY at your business or at home? Because your GARBAGE becomes PUBLIC PROPERTY ...
04/20/2022

Why should you be CAREFUL what you THROW AWAY at your business or at home? Because your GARBAGE becomes PUBLIC PROPERTY the minute you throw it away. By law garbage is considered abandoned material, which gives police (or an identity thief) the right to search through it without a warrant.

No US president has been an only child.
04/19/2022

No US president has been an only child.

Hunter Thompson makes a VALID point.
04/18/2022

Hunter Thompson makes a VALID point.

The national capital was originally Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
04/18/2022

The national capital was originally Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

What To Do If You Are Falsely Accused of a Crime?We all assume that we will not be accused of doing things we did not do...
04/17/2022

What To Do If You Are Falsely Accused of a Crime?
We all assume that we will not be accused of doing things we did not do and that the legal system guarantees that we won't be falsely convicted. Unfortunately, false accusations are more common than we would like to think. For example, when DNA testing became a valid means of collecting criminal evidence, it was discovered that hundreds of people waiting on death row did not commit the crimes for which they were falsely convicted.

If you have been falsely accused, you may wonder:

How serious are the charges?
What am I supposed to do?
How can I prove that I am innocent?
What are my rights and legal options?

It is crucial to secure the services of a qualified and experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as you are falsely charged with a criminal offense. It is important to find an attorney with experience representing those who have been accused of a similar criminal offense. This legal expert will be able to evaluate your case to determine the very best way to protect and maximize your legal interests. While the best advice in your case will come from your competent criminal attorney, there are some things you can start right now to protect yourself after being falsely accused.

1. Realize the importance of false accusations. If you have been accused of a criminal offense, the consequences can be serious. Many people who are falsely accused experience a period of denial about the magnitude of these charges. You might think, “Well, I didn't do it, so the charges can't be serious.” Unfortunately, the charges, however false, should not be taken lightly. What you do today will greatly effect the outcome of a false accusation. If you fail to take the right steps now, you may suffer significant legal ramifications in the future.

2. Prepare for the costs of your defense. If you have been falsely accused of a serious crime, such as rape, sexual abuse, or domestic violence, there is a good chance you will face criminal charges with a high risk of conviction. Building a strong defense case will take time and money. Expert witnesses will be necessary, special psychological tests may be required, and other evidence may need to be collected.

Any promise of a cheap and easy way to defend yourself against serious allegations will probably cost you a lot more in the long run. Especially if your defense is inadequate and the court convicts you of the crime you didn't even commit!

3. Document your case. Writing down as many details as possible about your case is extremely helpful to you and your team of defense attorneys. Keep track of any events or information related to the false accusations. Be as detailed as possible. If you are not sure if some piece of information is relevant, document it and let your attorney determine its importance. This will save time and money and be a great asset to your defense.

4. Educate yourself. As with most things in life, you have to be able to depend on yourself when you are falsely accused of a crime. It is impossible to defend yourself if you don't understand what is happening. While a competent attorney will handle many legal particulars of your case, it is important to learn about the allegations you face. Do your homework. Many sources, including this comprehensive website, provide detailed information about criminal offenses, your rights , and the legal system . When your defense team tells you that something needs to be done, ask questions. Learn as much as you can about your case and become proactive about your defense. Involved and informed defendants (you!) have the best chance at securing favorable results.

5. Compile a list of possible witnesses. As a criminal defendant, you have the legal right to gather witnesses in your defense. It is important to sit down and make a list of those potential witnesses. Some experts suggest that you use 3x5 or 5x7 cards to keep track of your witnesses. One card will be for each witness and should include their name, address, phone number, place of employment, brief background, and what they might be able to provide through testimony. If you are not sure if a person would be a good witness or think someone might be a bad witness, make a card for them too, noting these things. Your criminal defense can take this information and decide which witnesses will most strongly bolster your case.

6. Know your rights. If the police question you, you do not have to say anything. If you are not being arrested, you are free to leave a place of questioning (with the exception of temporary detainment in some situations). If you are arrested, you still do not have to say anything beyond providing your name, address, and birthday.

REMAIN SILENT, when they say, “anything you say can be used against you” they mean it! Explaining yourself will NOT improve your condition. Leave the explanation for later. You are guaranteed the right to competent legal representation by the US constitution. There are many more rights of the accused you should learn to protect and maximize your rights.

If you have questions, contact me at 910-262-7401 (voice & text) or checkout my website: http://bit.ly/1EGtmHc

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Wilmington, NC
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Importance of the Rule of Law.
Though it was always celebrated, the Fourth of July wasn’t an official US holiday until 1941.
When can you be SEARCHED by a law enforcement officer? There are a number of situations when law enforcement may conduct a search of you, your automobile, house or other areas in your control (with exceptions), these situations include: • You consent to the search. Remember, you have the right to say no. • Law enforcement has specifically obtained a warrant to conduct the search. • If you are lawfully arrested, law enforcement can search your body and the area immediately within your reach and control. • If law enforcement has reason to suspect that you are armed and dangerous, then they may frisk you and search the area immediately around you for weapons. • Law enforcement can search a stopped vehicle if there is probable cause to believe it contains evidence of a crime or contraband or for inventory purposes if it is impounded. • If law enforcement is pursuing a suspect. Law enforcement officials may violate individuals’ rights while conducting searches. While such violations may later be relevant in a trial relating to charges associated with those searches, you should refrain from improperly resisting law enforcement; no matter how wrong you may think they are. You will have a chance to defend yourself in court at a later date!
Stop for just a moment to appreciate what you currently have!
“The Star-Spangled Banner” is set to the tune of an old English drinking song.
Are NC Residents REQUIRED to Register Fi****ms? There is no NC state law that requiring citizens to register fi****ms or notify any public official. However, one county in North Carolina requires its residents to register handguns — Durham County. How is this possible? This power was granted to Durham County by the General Assembly. No other counties or localities are permitted to require registration. With the sole exception of Durham County, law-abiding citizens who live in North Carolina are entitled to possess the fi****ms that they currently own, without any hassle or red tape. For the rest of the article link to our blog: http://bit.ly/1CKy5Ie?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com
Churchill knew the result of TOO many regulations.
Can I Change My Mind Once I Sign a Living Will or Appoint a Health Care Agent? YES you can! You may revoke a living will at any time that you are able to communicate health care decisions. You may revoke a health care power of attorney if you are also capable of making health care decisions. You may do so by executing and acknowledging a document of revocation, executing a subsequent living will or health care power of attorney, or by any other manner by which you are able to communicate your intent to revoke. The revocation will become effective only upon communication to the attending physician, and, if a health care power of attorney is to be revoked, to each health care agent named. In addition, the authority of a health care agent will be revoked upon the entry of a divorce or separation between the principal and the agent. These documents should be reviewed periodically, especially in the event of divorce, or death or disability of a named agent, to ensure that they continue to reflect your desires about health care decisions.
Lincoln logs were named after Abraham Lincoln and his childhood log cabin.
My criminal defense practice would be CUT IN HALF starting TODAY, if people would just do ONE simple thing: REMAIN SILENT. That's it! It's just that simple, BUT no one listens. Are you listening? Rarely, if ever, do people talk their way out of problems. Law enforcement officials can misinterpret what you say, you can misunderstand their questions or you can just say dumb things that you never had to admit. Face it, officers are paid to work hard and make arrests for the District Attorney's office to prosecute. Officers are professional investigators. They are usually highly trained and perform their jobs on a daily basis. You are not a professional investigator, so why try to be one, only to land yourself in trouble? Remember Martha Stewart? She was investigated for an offense that it turned out she did not commit, but she later when to jail for lying to investigators. Why did she EVER say anything? I can tell you. She thought that she could talk her way out of a problem. Instead, she talked her way to jail. Watch my short video and learn ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW: http://bit.ly/1CIYgB8
SBI Lab backlogged. Law lets judges make criminals pay PRIVATE LABS for DWI blood testing. http://bit.ly/1DRwNeX
EXPUNCTION of many criminal convictions is possible for young adults UNDER 18 & 21. Start NOW to clear that record!