If you are like most residents of North Carolina, you do not seek out physical altercations. You may even try to avoid them at all costs. As we all know, events and situations sometimes occur that make us react in ways we do not expect. A physical altercation can be the result of some of these situations.
Assault and/or battery may seem pretty straightforward, especially when physical evidence of the altercation exists. In the aftermath, you and others involved in the incident may have trouble figuring out exactly what led to the altercation. However, if one of the involved parties pursues legal action, you may suddenly find yourself embroiled in a criminal investigation that puts your freedom at risk.
In our practice, we have seen how quickly situations can escalate and how difficult it is to pinpoint the actual cause of an assault. As such, we have helped many defendants sort out the events, put them into the proper perspective for a judge and emerge from the ordeal relatively unscathed. A good lawyer invests a great deal of attention to determining which criminal defense is best for the client.
This involves frank and in-depth discussions with the defendant, interviews with witnesses and studying any physical evidence that exists. In other words, it takes an individualized approach and collaboration with you, the defendant. Together, you and your attorney can discuss your defense options and make an informed decision about how to proceed with your case.
We urge you not to dismiss the option of working with a lawyer to secure your freedom and your future. You can learn more about criminal defense and the law by exploring our website.