Monthly Archives: December 2011

Ask A Lawyer- Can I Be Charged For Cussing Out A Cop?

Question: I was at a party when cops came in to bust it up. I got mad and started yelling at the cops, cussing at them, calling them some nasty names, so they charged me with Resisting and Delaying. Can … Continue reading

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Is the System Disabled?

The United States is still facing an average of 9% unemployment. As this blog has discussed previously, the measured unemployment rate does not include individuals whose 99 weeks of unemployment benefits have run out before they could find another job. … Continue reading

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A Celebrity In Their Own Minds?

A California court has allowed a lawsuit against Facebook and their sponsored ads to move forwards on grounds that sponsored ads violate state laws, in addition to being fraudulent. Facebook, which is based in Palo Alto, CA, maintains that the … Continue reading

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Not Just Lawyers- Teachers

The attorneys here at The Dummit Law Firm take pride in being the knowledge leaders in their fields. Being on the cutting edge of the law helps us fight for our clients, defend our clients’ rights, and help our clients … Continue reading

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Ask a Lawyer- Felony Plea Bargain

Question: I committed a Class G felony. I am a level one, first felony with no priors and no convictions in 9 years. I was offered a plea for 8-10 months active sentence. I am guilty, but do I have other … Continue reading

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How Many Times Makes a Habit? Part 2- Habitual Breaking and/ or Entering

This blog recently posted about the changes to the Habitual Felon sentencing structures, as well as the changes to DWI sentencing for repeat offenders. This blog will discuss the addition of a habitual breaking and entering status. The new law, … Continue reading

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Reviewing Winston-Salem, NC, Police Checkpoint 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 … Continue reading

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