Speedy College Football Star Earning Same Reputation Off The Field

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

Cliff Harris is an All-American cornerback and punt-returner for the Oregon University Football Team. Mr. Harris' talents have led to his projection as a first-round selection in the 2012 NFL draft. On the field, his is notorious for utilizing his speed to make exceptional plays.

Unfortunately, Mr. Harris was pulled over by authorities for traveling 118 MPH in a 65 MPH zone in Oregon recently in a Nissan Altima at approximately 4:30AM. Under Oregon law, he faces a fine of $1,148.00 for driving in excess of 100 MPH. Mr. Harris was also operating the vehicle with a suspended license, resulting in an additional $427.00 fine.

I have noted in my practice that the speeds on Charlotte area interstates appear to be increasing. The resulting effects on clients' licenses and insurance can be dramatic, depending upon the circumstances, even with the diligent work of an effective Charlotte traffic attorney. I believe anyone charged with speeding and / or reckless driving who fails to hire proper legal counsel is headed for a mess including potential: significant fines, license suspension, insurance increases, etc.

As a lawyer who also handles auto accident cases, the excessive speeding citations that I see daily are somewhat troubling. The increased speeds result in more accidents, and obviously lead to more dramatic consequences in the event of an accident. Thus, I remind clients to consider their safety and the safety of others as they drive. If you are involved in an accident, it is equally important to consult a qualified personal injury attorney who is familiar with the practical implications of North Carolina's motor vehicle laws.

BigLeadSports.Com, Ducks' Star Cliff Harris Attempted to Break the Sound Barrier in a Nissan Altima Near Albany, Oregon, 06/13/11

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Christopher Shumate

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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