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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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Stay Safe From Cyber Criminals

  • By James Cummings
  • Aug 27, 2015

Today, it is easier than ever for cyber criminals to hack into devices and steal private information. With many people using their smart phones for things like banking and home security, it is important that your phone is properly protected. Here are some precautions to take to keep the information on your smart phone out of the hands of cyber criminals.  

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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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Assault charges can include anything from simple assault to assault with a deadly weapon to manslaughter and even murder. The punishment for assault varies depending on the circumstances of the case. Simple assault and assault on a female are considered misdemeanors, while other assault charges such as assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury can be charged as a felony.  

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