Blog Posts in 2015

  • Keeping Your Privacy Private

    In a world full of Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and Periscope, pictures, posts and relationship statuses are posted for all of your friends and followers to see. In the midst of the "OMG" and "LOL" comments, these social media accounts are a goldmine for gathering evidence against you in your custody and/or divorce case(s). Sure, blocking or unfriending the opposing party (and their ...
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  • Ignition Interlock Violations

    "I received a letter from the DMV indicating that I was not in compliance due to an alleged alcohol violation, what can I do?" In short, you need to contact the experienced attorneys at Dummit Fradin ASAP! The most common scenario involves what is called an "ACR violation", or Alcohol Content Restriction (i.e. individual's BAC must be less than .04 or .00). Alleged violations occur when an ...
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  • Child Support: Imputing Income

    When breakups and divorces occur, it can be one of the most difficult things a person and/or couple can go through. The separation can be simplified in a sense, if there are no children involved. When children are involved, the separation can be a bit less amicable. In this time parents can choose to spite each other in terms of child support because when the splitting couple has a child or ...
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  • Child Support: Deviation

    Child support hearings can be a stressful and frustrating time in one's life. It can be very taxing on both parties involved and their children. It is important to remember the advantages of having experienced and effective legal representation on your side. There are a number of factors in deciding on how child support will be calculated by a Judge. In North Carolina, child support is calculated ...
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  • Voted Best Attorneys by Yes Weekly Readers in the Triad Area

    Thank you Yes! Weekly readers for voting us the best attorneys in the Triad! Get in touch with one of our award winning attorneys today at (800) 507-7494 .
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  • 2015 AV Preeminent Award

    Congratulations to Clarke Dummit for achieving the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.
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  • Expunction / Expungement: Cleaning Up a Criminal Record

    Whether you call it an expunction or expungement (they are used interchangeably), the process by which one can wipe their criminal record clean is a great tool and one that may prove very worthwhile. Having a criminal record can affect potential employment and educational opportunities and can have implications on eligibility for governmental programs and immigration. In North Carolina, an ...
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  • DWI and Vehicle Seizure

    "I was charged with DWI in North Carolina and my vehicle was seized, and I am told it is going to be sold, is this true and how can I stop it?" The short answer is: "it depends". If you or someone you know has had their vehicle seized related to a Driving While Impaired (DWI) charge, contact the experienced attorneys on the Dummit Fradin Driving While Impaired practice team as soon as possible ...
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  • DWI Factors and DWI Sentencing Part I

    Factors and DWI Sentencing Part I This will be a two-part blog post focusing on the intricacies of Driving While Impaired Sentencing Factors and Sentencing Levels. This first post will provide an overview of DWI plea or trial considerations, and include the DWI Sentencing Factors. Part II will focus on Driving While Impaired Sentencing Levels and the associated consequences with those levels. The ...
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  • Underage Drinking & Driving

    ZERO TOLERANCE FOR UNDERAGE DRINKING AND DRIVING North Carolina has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to underage drinking and driving. A person who is under 21 years old can be convicted of Driving After Consuming Under 21 with any positive reading of alcohol. This means a .01 can cost you your license and earn you a criminal record. A person under 21 who blows over the legal limit of .08 ...
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  • DWI Arrests From Anonymous Tips

    "Can I be charged and arrested for Driving While Impaired ( DWI ) based on someone calling 911, and merely stating that my driving was bad?" According to the recent United States Supreme Court case, Navarette v. California, 572 U.S. ___ (2014), an anonymous tip may sometimes be sufficient to justify a stop of vehicle based on reasonable suspicion of impaired driving. The opinion in Navarette , is ...
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