When you are arrested and charged with a crime, things can get frightening quickly. The North Carolina criminal justice system can be difficult to navigate, and the interrogation and search and seizure tactics of law enforcement are often intimidating. Attorney Fred D. Webb, Jr., will help you fight zealously against the crime you’ve been charged with, and will work hard to see that your case is dismissed or your charges are reduced.

Felonies

A felony crime is the most serious type of crime you can be charged with. Additionally, North Carolina has a habitual felon law that makes it the punishments for subsequent felonies exceptionally harsher. The following types of crimes are considered felonies:

  • 1st and 2nd degree murder
  • 1st and 2nd degree rape
  • 1st and 2nd degree sexual assault
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • 1st and 2nd degree kidnapping
  • Embezzlement of $100,000 or more
  • 1st degree arson
  • 1st degree burglary
  • Habitual impaired driving

Misdemeanors

While misdemeanors are less serious than felony crimes, they can still result in significant penalties like fines and jail time. Examples of misdemeanor crimes in North Carolina include but are not limited to:

  • Simple assault or battery
  • Hazing
  • Carrying a gun without a license
  • Injury to real property
  • Possession of marijuana up to half an ounce
  • Larceny for items valuing under $1,000
  • Underage drinking
  • Trespassing
  • Stealing a shopping cart
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Harsh Penalties & a Permanent Criminal Record

Whether you are convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor, you stand to incur harsh penalties like thousands of dollars in fines and depending on the charge, years in a county jail or state prison. Additionally, a sentence may include community service, mandatory drug and alcohol counseling, and probation. You will also have a permanent criminal record for the remainder of your life, making it difficult for you to rent or buy a home, get a job, and even obtain a professional license.

Expungement of Criminal Convictions

Obtaining employment is difficult with a criminal record, however there are many ways to have your past criminal convictions expunged for Class H and I nonviolent felonies and Misdemeanors in North Carolina.

Contact the Law Office of Fred D. Webb, Jr. Today

If you have been charged with a crime of any kind, don’t hesitate to reach out for legal help from an experienced criminal defense attorney. Attorney Fred D. Webb, Jr., will provide you with a zealous defense against any charge, and will aggressively fight for your rights under North Carolina law. Call today for a consultation at (919) 775-1212.