Blog Posts in 2012

  • DWI Checkpoint Issues in Winston-Salem

    Reviewing Checkpoints- Are Police Following Procedures? The Winston-Salem Journal reported recently on the review of traffic checkpoints in Winston-Salem through 2011. The review shows that checkpoints are conducted disproportionately in minority neighborhoods. The police are allowed to conduct these checkpoints, but only for traffic and drunk driving checks- not, as was hinted by the officer ...
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  • Dummit Fradin Moves to New Office

    As an attorney, Clarke Dummit has been building his practice one step at a time since it opened 21 years ago. His next move is into a new Winston-Salem office. The Dummit Law Firm, now on Sixth Street, has moved into the newly renovated, old Morning Dew coffee shop building on Burke Street. But there’s a twist. As some people will recall, the Morning Dew used to be at 1047 Burke St. After gutting ...
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  • Exceeding a Safe Speed & Driving While Impaired, Not Guilty

    State Failed to Prove Elements of the Crime On September 30, 2012 our client was charged with exceeding a safe speed and driving while impaired . The allegations were that she called the police to report an accident she was in where the car flipped on its side. When the officer arrived on the scene, one of the neighbors had come out and the client was outside the vehicle. The officer had her do a ...
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  • Expungement Checklist

    Checklist for what we need for your Expungement This list applies to convictions for Misdemeanor Alcohol Possession or for a conviction before you turned 18 1) Sworn affidavit by you: Stating your good behavior for 2 year period since the date of your conviction. (We will help draft this). 2) Verified affidavits of two persons not related to you (or each other), stating knowledge of your good ...
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  • Domestic Violence FAQs

    How Do I Know if Domestic Violence Laws Apply for Me? Individuals who may be protected by domestic violence laws in North Carolina are: Present or former spouses; Present or former household members; Persons of the opposite sex who are dating each other or had dated each other; A person who is living with a person of the opposite sex as if married; Children and their parents or grandparents; and ...
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  • Blanca Rodriguez Approved as Court Interpreter

    At Dummit Fradin, we know that there is more to representation than knowing the law. A good lawyer makes it easy for a client to share his or her story with the court, without letting language barriers get in the way. Today one of our interpreters, Blanca Rodriguez, was approved as a Court Interpreter for a Workman’s Compensation Hearing. Keeping up with the fast pace of a court environment is ...
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  • DMV non-compliance hearing - over ruled

    When you have a conditional driving privilege, maintaining that privilege is important. One of our clients was facing the prospect of losing his conditional license even though he met his requirement of not having a Blood Alcohol Content above .000. Fortunately, he had a Dummit Fradin attorney. Client had 4 DWIs, but none within the past 23 years. Further, Client testified that he had not consumed ...
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