Can I be arrested for violating a stay-at-home order?
The short answer appears to be no, based on the information made available by local law enforcement. It sounds as if they’re willing to write citations for those who violate the stay at home order and also they’re hope is to advise and educate and seek voluntary cooperation. The overall effort is to keep people safe and healthy during this incredibly unusual time.
The stay-at-home order goes into effect at 5 PM on Friday and will remain in effect through 11:59 PM on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Our Greensboro attorney has been advised that people should go to work unless they are traveling to places that provide essential services.
Are legal services considered essential with the stay-at-home order?
Yes, legal services are considered essential. Our law firm and our lawyers will continue to work through the stay-at-home order. The Greensboro Attorneys at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson, are available for new appointments and we now offer video and phone consultations, should that work out better for your schedule. Of note, however, is that traveling to and from our office is considered essential and is allowed during the stay-at-home order. Our lawyers are here for you and we look forward to discussing your legal situation with you by whatever means you find most convenient!