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Do you need a Carteret County assault attorney?

  • By James Cummings
  • Sep 10, 2015

Assault charges can be complicated and range from simple assault to assault with a deadly weapon to manslaughter or even murder. The consequences for assault charges vary and depend on each individual case. Simple assault and assault on a female are considered misdemeanors, while assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and other serious charges can be charged as felonies.  

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Identity theft is considered a white collar crime because no violence is involved. However, there are still consequences and they can be very serious. Identity theft is the fraudulent act of assuming another person’s identity by finding out their personal details and information in an illicit manner and is considered both a white collar and theft crime. While this is not a violent crime, there is still a victim involved and the ramifications can be severe.  

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We protect your rights in eastern North Carolina!

  • By James Cummings
  • Sep 10, 2015

At Cummings and Kennedy we work to protect your rights. If you are facing a criminal charge it is important to remember that a criminal charge does not always equate to a criminal conviction. An experienced criminal defense attorney from our team can help you take steps to protect your rights and freedom.  

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No matter where you are, if you are behaving in a manner that disturbs the peace, you could be facing charges of criminal disorderly conduct. According to North Carolina Code, the following behaviors are considered to fall under the term of disorderly conduct:  

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Although a misdemeanor does not carry the same consequences as a felony, it is still important to treat a misdemeanor with hard-hitting and aggressive criminal defense. Misdemeanors still have potential for serious penalties and should be taken very seriously. Many misdemeanors, such as shoplifting, can cause others to question your morals or character and can follow and affect you for the rest of your life.  

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Attorney Spotlight: Joel Hancock

  • By James Cummings
  • Jul 28, 2015

 

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Many underage kids get their hands on a fake ID and attempt to use it to buy alcohol or get into a bar or club. Many times these kids are college or high school students that think they are merely goofing off, when in actuality using a fake ID is a criminal offense and is treated harshly in North Carolina.  

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Attorney Spotlight: Sydney Cummings

  • By James Cummings
  • Jul 21, 2015

 

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