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  • Will I get points on my license and will my insurance go up?

    I'm only 18 and I just got a ticket for going 78 in a 55 (23 over). Is there any way to not have points on my license, and have a higher insurance payment?

    C.’s Answer

    Not sure what county you are in, but in Cumberland County I have been able to get that charge reduced to a non-moving violation to where your insurance will not increase and you will not have to take any defensive driving courses. I am sure some other attorneys can do something similar. Good luck!

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  • What can I do about my friend not being able to see me because of my charges

    I have an indecent liberties with a child and a child abuse charge pending on my record and my friend is going through a custody battle but the judge told her if she comes around me she will lose her daughter. I would like to know what I can do or...

    C.’s Answer

    Nothing. If you care about your friend and her daughter, I would not violate a judge's order. Just my two cents.

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  • Is it statutory rape?

    I just have a quick question about how exactly statutory rape works in the state of North Carolina. More specifically, Cumberland County. Let's say that there is a teacher who is having an affair with a student. The teacher is 27 years old and the...

    C.’s Answer

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    First of all, I'd advise you to stop posting so many details online and contact an attorney directly. Secondly, it is absolutely a violation of ethics for any teacher to have a relationship with a student. While this is not statutory rape, this is a violation of NCGS 14-27.32, which makes it either a Class G or I felony, depending on the circumstances. It would be the state bringing charges. Good luck - it sounds like you might need it.

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  • Could my licenses be taken ?

    i was speeding doing 104 in 55 and i got pulled by a state trooper and was arrested for reckless driving i was released after finger prints but is this something that will show up on a background check and what would happen in this type of case co...

    C.’s Answer

    Yes, you can lose your license over this. You should hire a local attorney to resolve this matter for you. There are long term driving and financial consequences for you. Good luck!

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  • How can I get it dismissed or reduced to a non moving violation

    Speeding ticket 70 in a 55

    C.’s Answer

    Hire a local attorney who can get it dismissed. As a practitioner in Cumberland County, I can tell you they will not dismiss that charge without a lawyer. Good luck!

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  • Was I suppose to be read Miranda rights? I know this was not a felony, but i was not free to leave. Can I charge her w assault

    A girl started a argument with me. While arguing the girl spit in my face. I reacted by slapping her, and she hit me. We started fighting. Neighbors broke up fight. Police arrived. I was charged with simple assault. I was handcuffed, placed in ca...

    C.’s Answer

    Miranda only applies to custodial interrogation. If you were in custody, but they didn't question you, there's no constitutional violation. If they asked you questions, but you were free to leave, there's no constitutional violation. If you were in cuffs and they asked you questions (and you answered), there was a constitutional violation. Failure to read your rights does not equate to an automatic dismissal. Good luck!

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  • How do I get the money out of her savings account?

    My mother passed away 3 months ago and she put my name on her checking account, but she didn't think she had to put my name on her savings account because I was on her checking account. She doesn't have much in her savings.

    C.’s Answer

    If you are not an account owner or have your name otherwise on the savings account, you just can't get the money. That money is property of the estate, and as such, can only be disbursed through the estate. You must open an administration into her estate to access those funds, if in fact, you are her legal heir. Otherwise, you will have to share that money with her other heirs, but only after costs of the estate have been paid and any other creditors. Good luck!

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  • What are my chances to get my charges dismissed?

    My wife and I had a physical altercation recently with her shoving me, me shoving her back than me grabbing her wrists to keep her from scratching and punching me. After she had calmed down she told me to leave and I did. After a week she wanted m...

    C.’s Answer

    With the right attorney, a dismissal is certainly possible. I would not try to navigate this situation alone, especially in Cumberland County. You need to hire an experienced Fayetteville attorney. Good luck!

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  • Can my father press charges on my boyfriend?

    I am 17 I'll be 18 in 2 weeks I am 9 weeks pregnant my boyfriend is 20 he won't be 21 until the end of September. So we are technically 2 years and 6 months apart.

    C.’s Answer

    The age of consent for sexual intercourse is 16 in North Carolina. Your father cannot press any charges because it doesn't appear that any law was violated. Y'all would likely benefit from some family therapy. I hope everything turns our right for you and the baby! Good luck!

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  • What should I do?

    Going 45 in a 35 Licences were revoked got a dwlr

    C.’s Answer

    You need to hire a local attorney to represent you. If you are convicted of a moving violation while your license is suspended, it will suspend your license for another year. Plus you may face time in jail for a conviction of driving while license revoked, depending on your criminal record. HIRE A LOCAL ATTORNEY! Good luck!

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