Category: Criminal Defense

If you are a loved one is charged with a crime, your first instinct may be to hire the first defense attorney you meet. After all, time matters in criminal cases. And the sooner your lawyer starts building your defense strategy, the more likely you are to receive a positive outcome.

But while that’s true, you still want to make sure that you choose the right person for your case. How do you do that? What do you look for?

Many defense lawyers offer a free consultation, so take advantage of this. Meet [...]

If you’ve been charged with a crime, you may face jail time, heavy fines, and all of the lasting consequences of having a mark on your criminal record. Before you head into the courtroom, you will need to be prepared with a defense strategy to use against the prosecution to give yourself the best chance at regaining the freedom you had before being charged. 

The most basic criminal defense strategies fall under one of two categories: the defendant didn’t commit the crime, or the defendant did commit the crime but should not be [...]

Those convicted of low-level crimes and drug offenses make up a huge amount of the prisoners serving time in local, state, and federal prisons in our state, and their numbers are only increasing. So many low-level offenders are being incarcerated that our prisons are now facing overcrowding and have become an enormous expense for taxpayers. It probably also won’t come as much of a surprise that a disproportionate amount of minorities are being arrested and incarcerated.

Partially because of these issues, Fayetteville is looking to reform the way it treats low-level drug offenders [...]

Most people can remember a time as a teenager when they or a friend were pressured to shoplift. Maybe it was something simple, like candy or a pair of socks. Maybe you got away with it. Shoplifting is typically regarded as a crime committed by teenagers, but in reality, adults shoplift more than teenagers.

If you are caught shoplifting in North Carolina, you may face serious penalties and have a long legal road ahead. A shoplifting charge can be a major headache. Depending on the value of the merchandise you’re accused of stealing, [...]

If you’re charged with assault in North Carolina, you could be facing a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances of the supposed crime.

A simple assault is the most basic type of assault. Someone commits simple assault if they unlawfully touch someone or perform a show of violence. A show of violence means that someone threatens violence without necessarily acting on it.

For example, if someone raises a fist like they are going to hit you, but they don’t actually hit you, that is a show of violence. So it’s important [...]