Category: Felonies

Facing felony charges in North Carolina can be a daunting experience, with serious legal consequences and potential long-term implications. Understanding the criminal justice process for felony cases is crucial for individuals navigating the complexities of the legal system. This blog will provide an overview of what to expect when facing felony charges in North Carolina, from the initial arrest and arraignment to trial and potential sentencing. We will also discuss the importance of building a strong defense with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to protect one’s rights and interests throughout the legal proceedings.[...]

In North Carolina, felony sentencing is complicated. That’s because they use a system in the state that assigns a class to a crime and compares it with a person’s criminal history in order to determine the level of the sentence they can receive.

Every felony conviction comes with the possibility of prison or jail time. Depending on your criminal history, though, you may be able to avoid it. 

Here’s what you need to know about felony sentencing in North Carolina to help you make sense of this very complicated system.

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A single case requiring convictions on multiple offenses presents the court with a big decision: Whether the sentences should be completed concurrently or consecutively. You may be wondering what types of crimes would warrant a consecutive sentence. 

One great example involves a North Carolina man who, according to USA Today, was recently charged with over 300 sex crimes that involve over 130 children just this year. 

While all people are innocent until proven guilty under North Carolina sex crime laws, if the man is convicted, then he could be facing consecutive sentences [...]

Traffic violation and felony usually aren’t even two words we expect to see in the same sentence. Getting a traffic violation means having a cop write you a ticket for speeding or receiving a citation in the mail for running a red light.

Felony? That just seems crazy.

However, North Carolina has several traffic laws on the books that can result in felony criminal charges if you violate them. In this post, we’re going to break down the laws and penalties for you, and let you know what you can do to fight [...]

The difference between a felony and a misdemeanor conviction could affect your right to vote, to own firearms, and even your ability to get a job in North Carolina.

So, what determines whether a crime is a felony or a misdemeanor? In general, it is determined by the severity of the act, but there are all kinds of factors. For example, if someone has a clean record and commits a crime, they may be more likely to face misdemeanor charges than someone who has a record.

In this post, we’re going to focus [...]