If you or a family member are charged with a crime or are a suspect in a criminal investigation, it is important to understand what’s at stake and the power the government will use to try to convict you.  Whether it’s a misdemeanor or a felony, the potential consequences if you’re convicted can negatively affect your life for a long time. Some consequences could follow you for the rest of your life. And on top of all that, you only have one chance to get it right.  You’ll need a good North Carolina criminal defense lawyer.

Good Lawyers can:

  • Thoroughly investigate what you’re accused of and what happened

  • Protect your rights

  • Explain the criminal process and your options

  • Defend you at hearings and trial

  • File appeals if necessary

  • Above all else, fight for you

We get it.  And we can help.  Under North Carolina law, even a misdemeanor is a serious legal matter.  If you’re faced with a criminal charge, it may feel like no one is on your side and the odds are stacked against you.  Our skilled criminal defense lawyers will work hard to protect your rights and make sure your story is heard in court. When it comes to your life and freedom, no charge is too small; if it’s important to you, it’s important to us.


Types of Criminal Charges We Defend

Criminal charges can include a wide variety of conduct.  Some of the most common types of criminal charges we defend are:

  • Drug offenses, including possession and drug trafficking and distribution

  • Juvenile offenses

  • Theft offenses

  • Sex offenses, including sexual assault and rape

  • Domestic assault and violence offenses

  • White collar crimes, including embezzlement and fraud

  • Robbery

  • Violent crimes, including assault, manslaughter, and murder

Consequences of a Criminal Conviction

Whether it’s a misdemeanor or felony, the potential consequences if you are convicted of a crime are severe.  If you are convicted, the consequences of that conviction could include:

  • Serving a jail or prison sentence

  • Losing your driver’s license if you are convicted of a DUI/DWI or drug offense

  • Paying fines and court fees

  • Obtaining a permanent criminal record that can affect applying for jobs and renting an apartment

  • Losing federal benefits or financial aid

  • Losing your immigration status, being denied citizenship, or possibly facing deportation

  • Losing professional licensing status if you are a nurse, lawyer, doctor, or teacher

Knowing Your Rights

Whether you’ve been charged with a crime or are a suspect in a criminal investigation, you have rights that are meant to protect you from investigation until trial.  Knowing and exercising your rights can make the difference in your case, and a good defense lawyer can help. Those rights include:

  • Right to not be subjected to unlawful searches and seizures

  • Right to a defense attorney as soon as you want it

  • Right to remain silent and not incriminate yourself

  • Right to a speedy trial

  • Right to a fair trial

  • Right to a jury trial

  • Right to confront witnesses and your accuser

  • Right to not be tried a second time

Our prices

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Legal guides

For more free information about criminal charges and the defense process, please click below for our in-depth legal guides that explain many of those topics.