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What is the NC Second Chance Act?

What is the Second Chance Act? The Second Chance Act is a proposed law that changes and expands expungements in North Carolina. It is also known as Senate Bill 562 and recently passed the North Carolina Senate. What does the Second Chance Act do? The Second Chance Act provides that charges which result in a [...]

Supreme Court Denies Trump’s Attempt to End DACA

En Español Today the Supreme Court of the United States halted the Trump administration’s attempt to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. Dummit Fradin offers our sincere congratulations to all of our clients, staff members, and their families who benefit from the protections this program affords! We are proud [...]

Senate Bill 704 Extends DMV Renewal Deadlines

Governor Cooper recently signed Senate Bill 704 into law, also referred to as the COVID-19 Recovery Act. Section 4.7 of this bill grants an extension to any valid DMV credential that would otherwise expire on or after March 1st, 2020, and before August 1, 2020. The extension is for five months from the date the [...]

Is the Supreme Court Making It Easier to Deport Green Card Holders?

Leer en Español On April 23, 2020, the conservative majority issued a decision affecting immigrants in Barton v. Barr. Many pro-immigrant advocates have written scathing commentary about the case, using it as an example of the conservative majority on the Supreme Court moving in line with Trump’s agenda to make it easier to deport documented [...]

Trump’s Executive Order to Stop Immigration for 60 Days

On Wednesday evening, April 22, 2020, President Donald Trump released the text of an immigration executive order claiming to stop immigration to the United States for a period of at least 60 days. The order purports to justify this broad use of presidential power by claiming to limit the strain on our overburdened healthcare system [...]

Does the NC Stay at Home Order Impact My Custody Order?

Many parents are concerned about how the current Stay at Home Order will affect their current custody order or agreement. Should they suspend one parent’s visitation? Will they be charged criminally for leaving their homes to participate in a custody exchange? The answer to these questions is no. NC Stay at Home Order and Custody [...]

Modifying Jail Bond During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Do you have a loved one being held in jail on a bond they cannot afford to pay? Now is the time to file a Motion to Modify the Jail Bond and get them out! Increased COVID-19 Risk for Inmates Inmates of North Carolina county jails face an increased risk of exposure to the COVID-19 [...]

Dummit Fradin Update on Coronavirus/COVID-19

UPDATE 4/3/2020: DUE TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), ALL CRIMINAL/TRAFFIC CASES WILL BE POSTPONED TO NO EARLIER THAN JUNE 1ST, 2020 UPDATE 3/30/2020: Gov. Cooper has issued a Stay at Home order that goes into effect 3/30/20 at 5 pm. As an essential business, Dummit Fradin is still offering consultations either in-person, over the [...]

Dummit Fradin Attorneys to Teach 2 CLE Seminars in December

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) is professional education for attorneys after their initial admission to the bar. In North Carolina, attorneys are required to complete 12 credit hours every year. This not only keeps attorneys up-to-date on changes in the legal field, but it also helps them offer their clients quality legal defense. At Dummit Fradin, [...]

Clarke Dummit, 2019 AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer

Dummit Fradin founder, Clarke Dummit, is officially a 2019 AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer. This prestigious award is given to attorneys who showcase both significant legal ability and ethical standards. The panel of judges for the AV Preeminent Rating consists of members of the Bar and Judiciary. About Attorney Clarke Dummit Clarke Dummit is known among [...]

Dummit Fradin’s Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers

While we here at Dummit Fradin know we have a great team of attorneys and staff, we are always pleased when national organizations recognize people on our team. We'd like to congratulate Jessica Culver and Patrick Apple for being identified as one of the Top 40 under 40 lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers [...]

Alienation of Affection Laws in NC

What is Alienation of Affection? North Carolina is one of only 6 six states in which you can still sue for alienation of affection. These types of lawsuits basically allow a spouse to sue their marriage's homewrecker. "So, if a third party has inserted themselves into your marriage in some way and destroyed [...]

Meet Dummit Fradin’s Super Lawyers Of 2019

We're excited to announce a Dummit Fradin attorney has received a Super Lawyers Award for 2019. Congratulations to Jessica Culver! We're beyond proud of your accomplishments and honored that you make part of the Dummit Fradin team. According to Super Lawyers, "Every year, Super Lawyers evaluates lawyers across the country for its annual list of [...]

Jessica Culver Speaks On NFL Alienation of Affection Case

Dummit Fradin domestic attorney Jessica Culver spoke on the CBS WFMY morning show this morning 12/06/2017, concerning a high profile NLF alienation of affection case. A North Carolina man from Huntersville filed a lawsuit against a Philadelphia Eagles' NFL player. The North Carolinian found messages between the NFL player and his wife including explicit photos. [...]

North Carolina DMV to begin charging for hearings.

Beginning in January 2018, DMV plans to assess fees for driver’s license revocation or reinstatement hearings, and it has been rumored that the fees may be as high as $450. This includes restoration hearings after a Permanent DWI revocation, restoration hearings after a 2-year revocation after 2 DWIs within 3 years, Refusal hearings if a [...]

Fiesta 2017  The Hispanic League is hosting the "25th Anniversary" Fiesta festival in Downtown Winston-Salem  Saturday, September 23rd, 2017. Don't miss the "Magnifico Mile" aka the Running of the Bulls and Fun Run starting at 8 am. For more information please visit the  

Victory – Won Motion to Modify Custody

Our Attorney represented a mother in Davidson County who wished to modify her custody order to allow her to relocate to another state pursuant to her new husband’s military orders. At trial, our Attorney advocated on behalf of her client and the judge allowed the mother to modify the custody order so that she may [...]

Dummit Fradin Represents Plaintiffs in Kernersville 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 [...]

Reduced Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Drug Offenses

The United States Sentencing Commission ("USSC"), an independent agency in the judicial branch, has voted unanimously to amend the federal sentencing guidelines to reduce the sentences for most drug trafficking offenses. Perhaps most notably, this amendment will apply retroactively. Therefore, the amendment could shorten sentences for nearly 50,000 people who are currently incarcerated for [...]

Dummit Fradin Hosts 6th District Congressional Candidate Mark Walker

On Thursday morning, Dummit Fradin's Greensboro office hosted a meet-and-greet for 6th District Congressional Candidate Mark Walker. Mark Walker, a Republican from Greensboro, addressed those in attendance about his decision to run for election despite not having been a career politician. Mr. Walker also spoke about his desire to increase the opportunities available to small [...]

Attorney Clarke Dummit has Achieved the AV Preeminent Rating

Clarke Dummit, a lawyer based in Winston-Salem, NC whose primary area of practice is criminal law, has earned the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Winston-Salem, NC (PR Newswire) September 23, 2014 – Martindale-Hubbell, a division of LexisNexis, has confirmed that attorney Clarke Dummit still maintains the AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible rating for both [...]

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 [...]

Clarke Dummit Tapped As Local Expert Witness

Yes! Weekly, a Piedmont Triad area publication, needed a respected DWI defense attorney to comment on a recent high profile DWI case in North Carolina. Writer Jim Longworth called on Clarke Dummit, founder of Dummit Fradin in Winston Salem. In a highly publicized trial with potential political overtones, U.S. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx’s Chief of Staff, [...]

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