Violent crimes, such as assault, disorderly conduct, or stalking, are taken very seriously in North Carolina and are severely punished. If you are accused of violent crimes, you may be pressured to do without an attorney or settle for a court-appointed defense lawyer, but our criminal defense law firm in Wake County is sharing exactly how an attorney can help you with these charges and improve your chances of a favorable outcome.
Types of Violent Crimes in North Carolina
Violent crimes, or crimes against another person, cover a wide range of actions, including:
- Simple assault
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Sexual assault or rape
- Disorderly conduct
While a charge of simple assault is a misdemeanor that is punishable by a few months in jail, other violent offenses can lead to life in prison in North Carolina. However, even if you’re “only” facing an assault charge or another misdemeanor, having a violent crime on your record can lead to lifelong repercussions, including an inability to rent an apartment or find employment.
Why You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney for Violent Crime Accusations
If you are facing accusations, been brought in for questioning, or have been arrested for a violent crime, you should not face these charges alone. While a police officer or the district attorney may act friendly and tell you you’re just “having a chat,” you should never talk to investigators without an experienced attorney by your side.
Investigates the Accusations
We will investigate the accusations thoroughly, looking at every angle of your case in order to build a powerful defense strategy. Depending on your case, a variety of factors may help us create your defense, such as faulty DNA evidence, false witness testimony, self-defense, or finding an alibi. We will challenge the state’s investigation and start fighting back quickly.
Protects Your Rights
The Constitution states that you have the right to an attorney, and as your attorney, we will protect your other rights. Often, evidence is obtained illegally, warrants aren’t carried out ethically, and investigators coerce statements and confessions out of the accused. When you’re facing a violent crime accusation, we will provide you with knowledgeable counsel to help you avoid incriminating yourself as well as advocate for your rights.
The criminal justice process is confusing with numerous stages, including arrest, arraignment, and trial. We will walk you through the process, helping you understand what to expect at every turn, explaining what things mean, and discussing your different options to help empower you through each step.
Looking Out for Your Interests
As your attorney, we have one goal: to get you the best possible outcome in your case. Whether this means having the charges dropped, securing a ‘not guilty’ verdict, or negotiating a beneficial plea agreement that minimizes your punishment. Our clients are our highest priority, and we strive to provide the best defense possible.
Schedule a Free Case Consultation Today
If you have been accused or charged with a crime, don’t delay getting the representation you deserve – reach out to Wake County criminal defense lawyer David Coolidge today. Call (919) 239-8448 or fill out the form below to connect with our law firm and schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss your case.