MISDEMEANORS & FELONY CHARGES
Types of Criminal Defense Cases We Handle For Clients:
- Larceny and Embezzlement
- Assault and Battery
- White-Collar Crime
- Drug Paraphernalia Possession
- Underage Alcohol Possession
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.
The criminal justice system can be frightening and overwhelming. An experienced criminal defense attorney can walk you through process and protect your rights throughout the process. If you face the possibility of being accused of a crime, contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer as early in the process as possible, preferably even before questioning or investigation by the police. If you have been accused of a crime, whether federal, state or local, an experienced criminal defense attorney will work to protect your basic constitutional rights and help you to fight for them.
The United States Constitution and its amendments define the scope of governmental power and guarantee certain individual rights to the people. The Bill of Rights guarantees fundamental rights to individuals which may not be violated by the government. Many of these constitutional rights provide crucial protections to defendants in the criminal justice system. The Fourteenth Amendment extends the protections of substantive due process rights beyond the federal system to include defendants facing criminal charges in state courts.
Frequently Asked Questions about Criminal Defense Law
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.
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.