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The holidays are usually a time for being with family and friends involving warmth and joy. However, psychologists have found there is a real condition called the “holiday blues.”

One survey by the American Psychological Association uncovered some interesting data about the holiday blues:

North Carolina is the last state to raise the age for juveniles charged with certain crimes to be treated as adults. Prior to December 1, 2019, 16 and 17 year olds were lumped together with adults in our District and Superior courts. Court and juvenile professionals recognize that children’s brains are still developing at the ages of 16 and 17 and young people should be treated as juveniles in our juvenile court system for most misdemeanors and non-violent felonies. Every other state had raised the age, leaving North Carolina as the last state to implement this change. Session Law 2019-186 now allows kids to keep clean records and avoid the negative consequences that a conviction in adult court can have on a young person’s education, employment, and permanent public record.

Certain crimes are excluded from this change in law. Young people who commit violent felonies will still be charged as adults. Traffic offenses will also remain in adult court. However, most other misdemeanors and non-violent felonies will now be allowed to be handled in juvenile court. The minor’s name and information will remain confidential in the juvenile court system and they will receive a variety of counseling, rehabilitation and guidance from professionals to allow the young person to learn from the mistake without having lifelong consequences.

At the Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, we are proud to participate in various community events throughout the year (especially if they involve motorcycles!). We sincerely believe that one good deed can change the world, which is why we strive to support the residents of North Carolina and South Carolina both in and out of the courtroom. Our team is always looking to partake in new and exciting events and charities that support people in need. Despite the rainy and chilly weather, our staff participated in 5 wonderful charity events this December!

28th Annual Conover School Toy Run

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Normative beliefs are an individual’s beliefs that they hold closely to their core principles, and therefore believe to be the norm. Everyone projects their normative beliefs onto those around them, such as setting expectations for family and friends based on your own ideas. In a legal setting, normative beliefs can be a major influence on the outcome of a case.

To help legal professionals understand normative beliefs and how they can be tested and used in a legal case, Attorney Jason E. Taylor of The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor will soon cohost two focus groups. He will be joined by his good friend and colleague, Attorney William Goldfarb from Monroe, North Carolina. By the end of the focus groups, attendees should have a clearer idea of normative believes, how they can influence the interpretation of evidence, and so forth. The purpose of the exercise is learning how to frame a case in a way that gives you and your client the best chance for success.

The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor is known for our incredible personal injury representation, our attorneys who love motorcycles, and our community involvement. We are always looking for new and better ways to improve the lives of the peoples in our communities through fundraisers, charitable events, donations, spreading awareness, and so forth. We continue our history of community involvement this weekend by hosting a Bikini Bike Wash that will benefit the Women’s Resource Center in Hickory, North Carolina!

What you should know about the Bikini Bike Wash:

Hog Happenin’ 2018 is just around the corner! As the sponsor of this exciting regional bike festival, our team at The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor are more hyped than ever before, especially when we start thinking about all the reasons why you should be at the event. What is reason #6 for coming to Hog Happenin’?

#6 BBQ Competition

Hog Happenin’ is scheduled from June 7th to June 10th at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds in Newton, which is no stranger to awesome BBQ competitions. We are going to bring in local BBQ judges to sample the food of the competing teams. It is going to be a food-lover’s dream to see who comes out on top as the best BBQ pit master in the Carolinas!

The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor is proud to be the sponsor of Hog Happenin', the regional bike fest, this year. For the first time in its nearly 20 year history, the event is coming to the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds in Newton, NC. It’s scheduled for June 7-10, 2018 and features regional rides, bike shows, pull and burnout competitions, tons of good food and live music.

This is a motorcycle rally and as such will have some adult themed vendors and events that may not be suitable for younger audiences.

Hog Happenin’, the regional bike fest and barbecue cook-off, turns 18 this year—and with that comes a whole new venue. While past celebrations have all taken place in the small city of Lincolnton, this year’s event is happening at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds in Newton, NC. The event is scheduled for June 7-10, 2018 and features regional rides, bike shows, tons of good food and live music.

Reason #4 to Join Us: Motorcycle Pull & Burnout Competition

Sponsored by The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, Hog Happenin’ will feature insane competitions, such as the motorcycle pull and burnout contest. With tires squealing, smoke billowing, and crowds cheering, the burnout competition is always a blast.

As you might already know from our previous blog entries, Hog Happenin’ is just around the corner. The giant bike rally event is scheduled from June 7th to June 10th in Newton, and The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor has the honor of sponsoring it. This is the first time it will be hosted in this North Carolina town, too. All of us at our law firm are excited to attend this motorcycle-centric festival.

There are so many reasons why we are excited to get the chance to attend. What is reason #3?

From June 7 – 10, Hickory, NC will host the annual 3.5 day event, full of motorcycles, barbeque, and music, taking place at the American Legion Fair Grounds. Hog Happenin’ is a regional bike fest and barbecue cook-off that brings bike owners and barbecue teams together. The fun-filled event is scheduled for June 7-10, 2018 and features tons of food and live music.

#2: Food and Drinks

Between the flames of the grill and the rays of the sun, there’s no shortage of heat to cook up all the BBQ you could imagine. This year’s event features a number of barbecue vendors, plus special food stands of all kinds. You can enjoy competition-quality beef brisket and pork and pair it with your favorite sides: coleslaw, collards, potatoes or hush puppies—and a sweet ice tea to wash it all down. For dessert, you can find delicious banana pudding, fried pies, and ice cream to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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