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A Fallen NFL Hero Pays The Price

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 17, 2015

Being charged with or convicted of a crime has serious consequences. When you get a DWI you don’t just get ticketed and fined, you also incur court costs and fees associated with interlock devices, as well as facing dramatic insurance rate increases. It is also possible that your employer either punishes you or terminates your employment. These consequences have a drastic impact on your livelihood and future. This is true even in the case of public figures, athletes and celebrities.  

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Will NFL Be Taxes For Abuse Problems?

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 17, 2015

Earlier this year the IRS was at the center of a scandal revolving around applications for tax exempt status by various organizations. The gist of the so called “email scandal” was that a high ranking IRS official denied conservative groups tax exempt status to further a political agenda. The scandal was that the emails containing evidence of the denials had been “lost”, returned to cyberspace never to be seen again. Now, another organization may soon be involved in the fight for tax exempt status, and the backdrop against which the story is set may startle you.  

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Sports & Violence: Is There A Connection?

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 16, 2015

Take a drive on any given Saturday across the country and you are bound to run across a youth soccer game, t-ball, or pee wee league football games. You are also just as likely to see parents yelling at coaches, and the kids watching unacceptable behavior from the field or sidelines. Perhaps this is why there is such heated debate about parent involvement in kids athletics. 

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The Ins And Outs Of Posting Bond

  • By James Cummings
  • Jul 07, 2014

Domestic violence occurs more frequently than most people realize. This is because what starts out as a simple argument can quickly escalate. When an argument reaches the level of physical violence, emotions run high and the “victim” often calls the authorities. This is true even when there may be no actual physical harm, but once called the process is set in motion. Finding your way out of this legal maze if you are considered the aggressor can be difficult. But, with the right criminal defense attorney by your side, the clock can be unwound and you can move forward in a positive way.  

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Cops & Cameras

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  • Mar 18, 2014

A lot of e-ink has been used to discuss the practical and legal issues of filming police officers in the course of duty.  

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Have you heard of the "Knockout" game? It's the newest rite of passage for inner-city teens trying to earn their street cred. As far as I know, there have been no reports of any "Knockout" assaults in Beaufort or Carteret County. 

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Situations in which it is appropriate to slap your lawyer on the butt:

 
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