If you are charged with a felony in North Carolina you are subject to structured sentencing upon conviction. Depending on your charge/s and record that could equal mandatory jail time. Anyone facing the possibility of imprisonment has the right to counsel whether appointed by the court or counsel of their own choosing. Never waive your right to Court appointed counsel unless you are 100% certain you can hire your own. Remember you can always fire your Court appointed lawyer and hire your own later.
If your loved one is currently under a high secured bond or yet to have a bond hearing then you may be able to request a bond reduction. Generally speaking, it is best to get defendants out of jail as soon as possible to gather evidence and start preparing an aggressive defense.
Although we recommend employing legal counsel before attending court, sometimes that is not an option if you are facing a judge for the first time via video from the jail during your initial bond hearing. If the court appoints you legal counsel and you are not satisfied with their advice or attention towards your case you can always seek a second opinion from a private attorney. Remember that It is imperative to never speak with the police or take a lie detector test without the presence of your attorney. Statements you make can and will be used against you in court. Witt Law Firm, P.A. offers a free criminal consultation from an experienced attorney committed to aggressively defend your Constitutional presumption of innocence.
Felony Charges in NC
- Obtain property by false pretense
- Larceny (Greater than $1,000)
- PWISD- Possession with intent to sell and deliver
- Maintain a dwelling or car with drugs
- Possession of cocaine
- Possession of Methamphetamine
- Trafficking in Drugs
Felony Assault Crimes
- Assault with intent to kill
- Assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury
- Sexual assault
- Involutnary or voluntary manslaughter