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North Carolina criminal defense: Life after a felony conviction

You may already understand how a felony conviction affects your life immediately, but have you given any thought to the future consequences? For example, say you were convicted of a drug felony and dutifully served your time and paid the price. When you reenter society, you will likely face more obstacles than you might have imagined.

Duties that you can and should expect from a defense lawyer

What do you visualize when you think about a criminal defense attorney? If you are like most people, you see a person dressed in business attire standing before the court and arguing in favor of a defendant. While courtroom representation is an important duty, it is only a portion of our overall service as defense attorneys.

2 ways to minimize the impact of criminal charges

You may not think about how criminal charges can affect your life until you face an allegation of a crime in the Dunn area. Even if you are only confronted with a misdemeanor DUI charge, you should think about the long-term consequences and how they can alter your life. It may seem as if penalties of fines, incarceration and community service are not a big deal. But you need to understand that even an arrest can have serious ramifications on your employment, relationships and lifestyle. 

Choosing a defense against assault charges in North Carolina

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.

Strategy is a crucial element of a successful criminal defense

If we were tasked with identifying the most important part of criminal defense, it would be difficult to name just one. All parts of a defense are important and they all come together perfectly when a criminal defense is successful. What we can say is that strategy is crucial anytime a North Carolina resident faces criminal charges. Strategy should begin right away and it should include the defendant and all members of the defense team.

New state boating while under the influence law takes effect

A new law has just taken effect here in North Carolina that will impose harsher penalties on people who operate boats under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The law, which became effective on Dec. 1, impacts anyone who injures or kills someone in a boating accident while operating the vessel under the influence.