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DMV Ignition Interlock Hearing

Robbie Wilson came to Mr. Kreider (now Judge Kreider) in our Greensboro Office after attending an Interlock Violation Hearing without an attorney in June of 2015.  As you can see from the transcript of the Hearing (HERE) the hearing was completely unfair and prejudged by the hearing Officer.  HERE is the revocation order which [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|

Governor Cooper signs into law SB445 that streamlines and expands the ability to get a criminal record expunged in North Carolina.

Most people do not realize that even if a charge is dismissed or they are found not guilty, the original charge still appears on their criminal record. Dismissed charges make it hard to rent a home, find a job, gain admission to college, and hinder other opportunities. The collateral consequences of a felony dismissal can [...]

By | August 3rd, 2017|

Charlotte City Council repeals controversial crowd control ordinance

The Charlotte City Council met on Monday, July 17th, 2017 and repealed a controversial crowd-control ordinance, which was passed 5 years ago before the Democratic National Convention in 2012. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney and city staff agreed the ordinance is no longer needed.  He told City Council that his officers need to focus [...]

By | July 24th, 2017|

Top 10 Pieces of General Advice from Immigration Attorney to Immigrants Living Undocumented in the United States

Always, my first piece of advice, as an immigration attorney that advocates for undocumented immigrants in this community is this: Remember your worth and your contributions to this society.  A nation of immigrants is a rich nation – in culture, food, economics, and language.  Continue to be contributing members of this country with pride and [...]

By | July 21st, 2017|

What’s the difference between DUI and DWI

Have you heard people use the terms DUI and DWI and wondered what the difference between them was? DWI stands for Driving While Impaired and DUI means Driving Under the Influence. Although you often hear both terms used, the state of North Carolina does not make a distinction between them. Prior to 1983 there was [...]

By | July 21st, 2017|

5 Child Custody Mistakes to Avoid

For many parents involved in a divorce or separation, child custody becomes one of the top concerns. In North Carolina, all family law decisions involving children are made with the best interests of a child in mind. This means that it is more beneficial to you to demonstrate all the things that make you a [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|

Should You Date During a Divorce?

The divorce process can be a difficult experience, especially when it comes to wanting to begin a new life and find a new partner. While it is healthy and natural for divorcees to start new relationships, doing so while a divorce is pending can have some repercussions during a legal case. This is generally why [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|

5 Important Questions & Answers About Divorce

Regardless of what the circumstances may be, divorce can be a difficult and emotional process to endure. In most cases, this is due to a lifestyle change during and after two people grow apart. Because of this, many divorcing spouses experience challenging conversations and confrontations with their soon-to-be ex-spouse. For this reason, a person who [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|

3 Mistakes in Divorce

Divorce can be emotionally taxing and highly complex. Of course, with this combination, ample amounts of mistakes can occur if issues are not handled correctly or in a timely manner. Because our Charlotte divorce lawyers at Dummit Fradin Attorneys at Law truly care about the rights and futures of our clients, we have explained three [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|

How to Help Your Children Get Through the Holidays During Divorce

When it comes to the holiday season, no other individuals enjoy the traditions and celebrations like children. However, the holiday season can become a highly emotionally taxing time for spouses, who are also parents, moving through the divorce process. Because our legal team truly cares about the well-being of you and your children, we have [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|

Busting 4 Common Divorce Myths

If you have not been through a divorce but are considering filing, chances are you have heard many contradictory or flat-out untrue things about the process. These myths may have even caused you to take or prevented you from taking certain actions. No matter where you may be in the divorce process, it is important [...]

By | September 16th, 2016|

NC Juvenile Justice Reform Gains Support

North Carolina is one of two remaining states to treat 16 and 17 year olds accused of crimes as adults in the criminal justice system. Under a law that took effect in 1919, there are no exceptions to this rule. Over the years, many legal and psychological experts have compiled data to show the shortcomings [...]

By | September 8th, 2016|

Determining Spousal Support in North Carolina

In the event of a divorce or separation, one spouse may be eligible to seek alimony (§ 50-16.3A.) or postseparation support (§ 50-16.2A.) from the other spouse. In North Carolina, courts will award spousal support to a dependent spouse. A dependent spouse is one that earns insufficient income to maintain the standard of living received [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|

How North Carolina Courts Determine Child Custody

Matters involving the custody and futures of children are often the most important in family law cases. Whether you are considering divorce with children or have another custody issue, understanding the process and what courts consider when making custody arrangements can help you prepare a case that puts you in position to secure the results [...]

By | July 19th, 2016|

Advocates Pushing for More IIDs for DWI Offenders

A new bill making its way through the North Carolina House and Senate seeks to curb the ability of DWI offenders to drive drunk after a conviction. Advocates including Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and other law enforcement officials are calling on legislators to require Ignition Interlock Devices (IIDs) for all drivers who have been [...]

By | May 18th, 2016|

Dummit Fradin Represents Plaintiffs in Police Misconduct Case

Dummit Fradin recently received media attention in a case involving five Kernersville police officers who violated the constitutional rights of a Surry County couple. The lawsuit, which was filed in July 2014, alleged that the five police officers assaulted, arrested, and seized $4,000 from one plaintiff, and then seized $16,000 from the other plaintiff, all [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|

175 DUI Cases Dismissed in NC Over Cop Who Lied in Court

A North Carolina district attorney has dismissed 71 traffic-related offenses and 104 DWI cases after it was uncovered that a sheriff’s deputy lied in court. The officer, Deputy Robert Davis, was found to have lied in at least three cases, prompting Judge Jacqueline Brewer to disqualify the DWI Task Force Member and 18-year veteran as [...]

By | April 15th, 2016|

Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Against Kernersville Police Officers

You may recall from our previous blog that Dummit Fradin represented a Surry County couple against five Kernersville police officers accused of misconduct. Just weeks before the case was set to go to trial,a settlement has been reached in favor of plaintiffs Teresa Blackburn and Adrian Martinez-Perez. The lawsuit alleged that the police officers illegally [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|

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, [...]

By | November 5th, 2015|

Summary Judgment In North Carolina

An Introduction to Summary Judgment In North Carolina What if there was a way to have certain issues, or even an entire case, decided without having to go through a long trial? "Summary judgment" is a procedural device that offers just that. Summary judgment is a way for the court to dispose of claims that [...]

By | October 27th, 2015|

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 [...]

By | October 13th, 2015|

Child Support: Inputing 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 [...]

By | October 13th, 2015|

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 [...]

By | October 13th, 2015|

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