CRIMINAL DEFENSE

MISDEMEANOR

FELONY CHARGES

  • Larceny and Embezzlement

  • Assault and Battery

  • White-Collar Crime

  • Drug Paraphernalia Possession

  • Underage Alcohol Possession

  • Fraud

Types of Criminal Defense Cases We Handle For Clients:

If you’ve been accused of a crime and face the possibility of jail time, you already understand the seriousness of your situation. You need an attorney who understands what is at stake for your family and will treat your case with the care it deserves.

Knowledge of North Carolina criminal law and state and federal constitutions must be combined with an understanding of the local court system to provide you with the best legal strategy for your case. We understand the diligent attention necessary to guarantee you effective representation. Thorough investigation of every individual case, including gathering information from witnesses and prosecutors, is vital to understanding the consequences of your charge to secure the best possible outcome for you.

Don’t just accept a guilty plea. Even a misdemeanor conviction can have serious consequences for your future and may limit your career prospects. Ensure that you are making an informed decision with the help of Law Office of Christopher W. Shelburn, PLLC.

PROTECTING YOUR

RIGHTS

CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTIONS FOR THE CRIMINAL DEFENDENT

Q: Do I need a lawyer’s help if I am accused of a crime?

A: It is always in your best interest to consult a criminal defense lawyer as early as possible if you suspect you will be facing the criminal justice system. Whether or not you believe you have been wrongfully accused, an attorney will fight for your legal and constitutional rights and help you to take full advantage of the benefits of those rights.

Q: What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?

A: The traditional definition of a felony is a crime that is punishable by a year or more in jail. A misdemeanor is a crime that is punishable by imprisonment of less than one year. Felonies are more serious crimes than misdemeanors.