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Bail Bond Hearing Lawyer Serving Carteret County

  • By James Cummings
  • Jul 21, 2015

Some crimes, such as assault, theft or domestic violence, do allow you the right to a bond hearing. The bond hearing allows for a judge to determine whether or not the criminally accused will be allowed to have bond set and if so, how much the bond will be. In North Carolina, all defendants are entitled to have a bond set and are also entitled to the ability to make a motion to modify their bond.  

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What Freedoms Do I Lose If I Am On Probation

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 18, 2015

Knowing what to expect when you are charged with a crime helps you prepare for the future. For example, if you will be required to pay fines and costs, knowing what is included in your total helps you budget your finances in a way that allows you to pay what is due while still meeting your personal obligations. It is also helpful to know what will be expected of you if you agreed to a term of probation, and what might happen if you fail to abide by those terms.  

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Some Good News For People On Probation

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 18, 2015

A good number of criminal cases are resolved by placing the defendant on probation. Being on probation allows you to maintain a greater portion of your freedom, which means you are able to go to work and earn a living. For many, this option is desirable because they have families to support, and probation allows for continued employment. However, probation is serious business and for it to work properly, you have to follow the rules. Failure to abide by the terms of your probation can lead to additional charges against you and possibly jail time.  

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What Is Structured Sentencing?

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 17, 2015

Crimes are classified as either felonies or misdemeanors. The difference between the two is largely a question of the severity of punishment imposed. Misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in jail while felonies carry longer terms of imprisonment. Along with the classification of crimes comes the classification of sentence types. Sentences can be suspended, deferred, or imposed immediately. It is important to know the difference because the way your sentence is imposed determines the amount of freedom you may or may not have if convicted.  

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Consequences Of Violating Court Orders

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 16, 2015

 
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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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