Running a campaign can be a complex matter. If finances are not properly accounted for and reported, you can quickly find your campaign to be noncompliant with established regulations. Although, it seldom happens, you or your treasurer could find yourselves facing potential criminal charges that could lead to active jail time. If you need legal advice or guidance at any time during your campaign, it is wise to seek the counsel of an experienced lawyer.
At Bill Faison Attorney, PLLC, we have more than 40 years of experience representing clients in complex matters. Additionally, attorney Faison has eight years of experience in the general assembly. While in the legislature, he helped pass many of the current campaign finance laws. Having not only helped craft the legislation but also having run as a candidate under the same laws, he can provide a level of insight and experience that only a very few other lawyers have.
Violation Of Election Laws Throughout North Carolina
There are numerous areas of election laws and campaign finance laws that can be violated without you ever realizing it. Some of these include:
- How you can advertise
- What you can advertise
- From whom you can receive funds
- In what form can you receive the funds
In the best-case scenario, an individual running for office should contact us at the start of his or her campaign. We can then provide advice and direction throughout the entire campaign to help avoid the pitfalls.
If, however, you have made a mistake, it is crucial that you seek legal guidance as soon as possible. We can help identify the mistake, develop a strategy to help deal most effectively with the problem, and if possible rectify it before your freedom is in jeopardy.