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Father of Former Charlotte, North Carolina Football Star Arrested

Posted by Christopher Shumate | Dec 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

On June 01, 2011, George Thomas Kurney was arrested in Wilson, North Carolina and charged with felony possession of cocaine. Mr. Kurney is a resident of Bailey, NC. He is also a Nash County Sheriff's Deputy. Mr. Kurney works as a chief bailiff for the Sheriff's Department, where he has been employed for ten years.

The arrest has sparked the interest of many local football fans because Mr. Kurney is the father of former Carolina Panthers star Julius Peppers. Mr. Peppers was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in 2002, playing eight years in Charlotte, North Carolina. He now plays for the Chicago Bears under an extremely lucrative contract.

This case has obviously drawn national attention due primarily to the identity of Mr. Kurney's son. Mr. Kurney's employment as a Sheriff's deputy will be an additional factor that may complicate his case. I will be interested to see how this matter develops.

If you know anyone with a pending criminal matter, it is very important that you consult a Charlotte criminal attorney immediately before discussing the case with law enforcement or proceeding to court. I speak with individuals on daily bases that have done irreparable harm to their cases by failing to promptly seek the advice of a qualified lawyer through a free consultation.

RockyMountTelegram.Com, Father of NFL star Julius Peppers arrested on drug charges, 06/03/11

BigLeadSports.Com, Father of Julius Peppers Arrested, Charged with Felony Possession of Cocaine, 06/07/11

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Mr. Chris Shumate is a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, and worked various jobs while pursuing his undergraduate and Juris Doctor education, including several heavy manual labor and skilled trade positions. In his practice, Mr. Shumate often encounters circumstances where these prior experiences are helpful in representing you. Upon graduating law school from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Shumate joined one of the Carolinas' larger defense firms, where he represented a diverse set of employers and insurance companies in civil cases and workers' compensation claims across the Carolinas. Chris utilized this experience to obtain a working knowledge of the insurance industry, and build personal contacts used today in representing you. Mr. Shumate ultimately decided he wanted to focus his law practice on assisting those who have been injured, and doing so with the focus on a personal relationship that is uncommon in the bigger firms. Mr. Shumate's also has a passion for assisting those facing the challenges of the criminal legal system. By representing individuals in a variety of criminal and traffic matters, Mr. Shumate works to achieve the best possible result for each client regardless of the charges levied by the prosecution. Chris has tirelessly pursued his mission of helping people from all walks of life throughout the Carolinas with a variety of legal matters. If you are interested in learning more about Chris Shumate and The Shumate Law Offices, please contact us at 704.371.5059. We look forward to assisting you to achieve a positive result in your legal concern. Education J.D., University of South Carolina B.S., University of South Carolina Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice N.C. State BarS.C. State BarU.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina Professional & Bar Association Memberships N.C. Bar Association S.C. Bar Association Mecklenburg County Bar N.C. Academy Of Trial Lawyers American Association For Justice

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