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Carteret County Domestic Violence Attorney

Understanding the Legal Definition of Domestic Violence Domestic violence is one of the most emotionally-charged crimes that a defendant can face. The term “personal relationship” is also defined within the law and is not as specific of a term as one would think. Anything from an ex-spouse, to a former roommate, to people who have […]

08.07.19
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Carteret County Public Intoxication Attorney

Being drunk in public might not seem like a big deal, but the truth is, if it is determined that you have been disturbing the peace, public intoxication can lead to criminal charges. However, you cannot be charged with a crime for just being drunk in public. Should a law enforcement officer decide that their […]

08.07.19
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Carteret County Criminal Defense Attorney for Underage Drinking and Public Intoxication

Drinking Tickets in North Carolina: Protecting High School and College Students If you are under the legal drinking age in North Carolina, having even one sip of beer can result in criminal charges. If you have been charged with underage drinking , whether it was for underage possession, attempting to buying alcohol underage with a fake ID, or if […]

08.07.19
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What’s the Difference Between Civil & Criminal Law?

Civil Attorneys handle cases such as Family Law, Torts, Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Business Law, Wills & Estates.  Civil Law is a lawsuit between people or businesses, a Plaintiff and Defendant, (ex. Smith v. Smith) in order to solve a dispute and does not result in imprisonment.  Criminal Attorneys typically handle Traffic, Infractions, Misdemeanors, Felonies […]

06.04.19
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What Does a Paralegal Do?

            Hiring an attorney can be stressful.  Most of the time, you only need an attorney when there’s a problem.  In these cases, the attorney not only deals with the legal issue but has to manage their client’s emotions.  Your attorney should be focused on the issues you are facing and creating, implementing and executing […]

06.04.19
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How Expungement Can Help Your Future

Having a criminal offence on record is never a good thing. Whether you’re looking for a job, applying to school, or trying to get an apartment, having a criminal offence on record can inhibit your abilities to live a fulfilling and prosperous life. That’s where Cummings & Kennedy law firm comes to into the picture. […]

05.23.19
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Legal Troubles During Spring Break

Spring break is coming, which means a week full of free time, friends, and inevitable partying. As the excitement and high energy that comes with spring break overflows through college students minds and bodies, sometimes unfavorable choices are made, and mistakes occur. This can sometimes leave you in legal trouble in the area, without knowing […]

05.23.19
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Don’t Just Pay Your Speeding Ticket

It happens. You’re late for work, rushing to get your kids somewhere, or simply just zone out and realize that you are going over the speed limit. You get pulled over, and the next thing you know you’re getting a traffic ticket that is not only expensive, but will continually tarnish your record with your […]

05.23.19
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The High Cost of a DWI or DUI

Getting a DUI or DWI can be a scary and overwhelming experience. The consequences don’t end when you are released from police custody, either. These charges can affect your life for years to come with repercussions that can damage your family life, career, and in particular, your finances. The courts have tried to make DUI […]

05.23.19