Tag Archives: sentencing

Advanced Supervised Release

Sentencing in North Carolina can be confusing for attorneys, let alone defendants.  While we strive to do everything we can to prevent our clients from being found guilty, at The Dummit Law Firm we are also diligent in taking time … Continue reading

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Ask A Lawyer: Could I Get Jail for my DWI Conviction?

Question: I’m facing conviction on a DWI at the maximum sentencing level, and it could involve jail time. Will I really have to serve the full sentence? Answer: It depends. By law, if you are given the full sentence of … Continue reading

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How Many Times Makes a Habit? Part 1- General Felonies

What is a legislature to do when there isn’t a need for new laws? Change the specifics on old laws, of course. This is exactly what North Carolina has done. Changes to three laws went into effect on December 1, … Continue reading

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Prison Overcrowding

Prison over-crowding is not just a moral issue! It is an economic issue! It is a political issue! The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in a case determining whether a court may modify a sentence when the U.S. Sentencing Commission has subsequently lowered the … Continue reading

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