Felony Crimes in North Carolina
There are numerous crimes that a person can find themselves facing prosecution for. When these include a felony, no time should be wasted in speaking to a Sanford, NC personal injury attorney from Doster, Post, Foushee, Post & Patton, P.A. - Trial Attorneys. Established in 1946, our firm has nearly 70 years of legal experience representing those that have been accused of a criminal offense. A felony is the most serious type of crime you can be charged for, increasing the importance of pursuing high level
criminal defense. The state divides the felonies into classes from J to A, with a class A offense being the highest charge there is.
Sanford, NC Criminal Defense Attorney
Felony crimes carry the highest penalties. When a serious crime occurs, a conviction can cause severe repercussions that cannot only set back a life but can damage it. Even instances of DWI and
traffic offenses can be considered a felony. Typically a case will begin in the District Court. You may stand trial before a judge or jury that will decide your future through the sentencing that is given. When you do, you will want an aggressive defender standing along with you. Those that are convicted can face expensive fines, time in prison and more. When a person is placed in jail for a felony they will lose their right to vote for the remainder of their sentence. The state carries a habitual felon law, also known as the three strikes law which means those that are convicted for four or more felonies will have their sentencing increased further than what the crime would normally involve. Other increased penalties will occur such as a federal prison sentencing of up to 10 years if a convicted felon is caught with a fire arm or ammunition.
When you are arrested for a felony the officer can obtain a warrant to search your belongings, however, if you grant them permission they can search without a warrant. They are also able to search you and your car if you are arrested in it. You can choose to not allow them to search and this can often be a benefit in your case down the road. You can also choose not to answer the questions they ask you since often times they are only prying for further evidence that can add to you indictment. As soon as you are able to you should get a hold of an attorney that will be present during questioning from the police and other processes to ensure your rights are upheld and you are not backed into a corner.
Types of Felony Crimes We Defend:
- Vehicular Deaths
- Serious Assault Rape
- Statutory Rape
- Sexual Assaults
- Indecent Liberties
- Larceny and other Property Crimes
- Breaking and Entering
- Identity Theft
- Forgery and Uttering
- Obtaining Property by False Pretenses
- Weapons Offenses
- Felony Drug Possession
- Felony Drug Sales and Deliveries
- Drug Trafficking
- Drug Conspiracy Federal Drug Charges
Defense Against Felony Crimes
When you or a loved one is facing serious accusations, you should not go at it alone. With the qualification of our team we may be able to have your charges reduced or dropped completely. While officers' conduct their investigation we conduct our own; scrutinizing the evidence as we continue to develop a defense against a felony charge. An attorney from our firm is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association and National College for DUI Defense. Our firm has continually sought to increase our defensive skill along with keeping up to date on all criminal laws that pertain to the cases of our clients. A felony offense can end in devastating penalties with some even being sentenced to life in prison. Our firm will fight to protect your freedom from the restrictions that the legal system will seek to impose. We provide quality representation for both English and Spanish speaking clients.
If you are being charged for a felony, do not delay in contacting a Sanford, NC criminal defense lawyer from the firm to defend you!