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The High Cost of a DWI or DUI

  • By James Cummings
  • Apr 06, 2017


 

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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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Attorney Spotlight: Sydney Cummings

  • By James Cummings
  • Jul 21, 2015

 

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Safe Boating In Eastern North Carolina

  • By James Cummings
  • May 07, 2015

Boating can be a fun and relaxing hobby but can get dangerous if you're not careful or if alcohol is involved. There is a zero tolerance policy for boat operators on the water. Just like when you're behind the wheel of a vehicle, when you're behind the wheel of a boat you are responsible for safe operation of the vessel. If you've been drinking, you're not fully aware of everything going on around you and there could be a lot of opportunity for accidents or dangers. 

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What To Do After An Accident

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 18, 2015

If you are involved in an auto accident, there are certain procedures that must be followed. Despite the confusion that typically accompanies being involved in an accident, you are still expected to obey the law. First and foremost it is required that you do not leave the scene. If you drive off from the accident, you could face hit and run charges.  

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Will An Old Ticket Cause Me To Lose my License

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 18, 2015

In today’s fast paced hectic world, it can be easy to overlook or forget certain things. For instance, how many times have you been hit with a late charge on a monthly bill, or left your coffee cup on top of your car as you drive to work? These examples are minor, and don’t usually result in serious consequences. But things like failing to file a tax return, or letting a traffic ticket go unpaid, are a different story. In North Carolina, if you fail to pay traffic fines, you could lose your right to drive.  

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