Violent Crime & Weapons Charges

Violent crime charges in North Carolina carry harsh penalties, with minimum mandatory sentencing over which judges have very little discretion. The North Carolina courts routinely sentence those charged with violent crimes to the most severe punishments and penalties possible, including but not limited to prison and crippling fines and fees.  

Prosecutors in North Carolina work aggressively to secure convictions in violent crime cases.  If you have been charged with a violent crime in North Carolina, irrespective of the particular circumstances or specific charges, you need legal counsel experienced in defending violent crime matters and curbing the ramifications that may attach to violent crime charges.  Having a record of a violent crime charge in your history can ruin your reputation and foreclose countless opportunities for your future, including employment, housing, and education.

Violent crimes include criminal acts which involve the use of weapons and/or violence. Violent crimes also include criminal acts involving the mere threat of violence. Depending upon the specific facts of your particular case, these crimes can be classified as either misdemeanors or felonies, and violent crimes can fall under the jurisdiction of state and federal courts.  The severity of the penalties associated with violent criminal behavior often corresponds to the depth of harm caused to the victim, whether a weapon was involved, and any history of past violence or conviction the accused may have. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help ensure your violent crime charges are resolved in the most favorable way possible under the applicable laws.  

At DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall, we have been defending our clients against violent crimes charges for over 40 years.  Our criminal defense team has years of experience negotiating with prosecutors and defending our clients against violent crimes charges in Raleigh, Morehead City, and across North Carolina, including but not limited to:

Our criminal defense attorneys consider every angle of your case, scrutinize the prosecutor’s case for any errors, evidence for weaknesses, and possible violations or your rights while crafting your legal defenses to promote the best outcome possible. We provide prosecutors every plausible reason to drop or reduce your charges for our clients, ensuring efficient and effective criminal defense representation. If your case proceeds to trial, we are first and foremost trial attorneys and who stand ready and prepared to fight for you and your future.  Call us for consultation regarding your charges today.

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