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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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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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Domestic violence is often an emotionally-charged crime. Domestic violence is defined by the following acts committed against someone with whom the defendant has a personal relationship with:  

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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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If you have been accused of behaving in a manner that disturbs the peace, you could be facing criminal charges for disorderly conduct. According to North Carolina Code, the following behaviors are considered to fall under the term of disorderly conduct:  

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Carteret County Expungement Attorney

  • By James Cummings
  • Jun 03, 2015

Just because you have been criminally charged does not mean that you are without hope. There are instances in which a first-time offender can get the crime expunged from their record. Expungement means that the records are sealed and that anyone who runs a background check would not run across the criminal case and that someone who had been involved in the law would be able to honestly answer "no" when asked if they have been - providing them with the ability to easily and successfully move forward in their future unhampered by the prior conviction.  

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Don't risk your future, protect your rights!

  • By James Cummings
  • May 27, 2015

Legal issues can ruin your future. Don't risk it, contact Cummings and Kennedy and protect your rights before your mistakes effect your future.  

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Key Components To Reducing Traffic Charges

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 18, 2015

Being pulled over and given a ticket is not anybody’s idea of a good day. A traffic ticket can add points to your driving record, and increase your insurance rates. There are ways to avoid these consequences though, and one popular method of keeping the impact of a traffic ticket to a minimum is by seeking a reduction of the charges.  

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