The criminal defense attorneys at King Law offer extensive experience to help clients through this difficult process and minimize the consequences of a criminal charge. Our attorneys will aggressively defend your case and attempt to avoid or reduce your criminal penalties, which can include fines, probation, or jail time.
Cases We Handle at King Law
At King Law, we handle a wide variety of different criminal law cases. Our goal is to help build a strong defense for our clients as we defend their rights and pursue the second chance they deserve.
Assault and battery can be a misdemeanor or felony in North or South Carolina. The penalties can vary from a small fine and 30 days in jail to a maximum penalty of ten or more years in prison. Many factors can determine the severity of your assault charges:
- The type of injuries sustained by the other party
- Whether you have a previous assault conviction
- The gender or occupation of the victim
- Whether a deadly weapon was used in the assault
Our attorneys can argue for a reduced sentence in some cases. The issue of self-defense is also a major factor in many assault and battery cases and could be critical to your legal defense. Our criminal law attorneys will work to ensure you present the strongest possible defense to your assault charges.
Breaking and Entering
Breaking and entering charges can lead to very serious penalties in North and South Carolina. The prosecution may even pursue felony charges when certain facts are present in your case. For example, the issue of criminal intent can be critical to your case. If the prosecution argues that you illegally entered a home with an intent to commit a felony, your breaking and entering case could lead to first-degree burglary charges, which come with much more severe penalties.
Our criminal law attorneys can help you argue the issue of criminal intent and seek a reduced sentence in your case. We can negotiate a plea deal on your behalf or take your case to trial if necessary. Don’t risk your freedom—consult with the criminal law attorneys at King Law if you’ve been charged with breaking and entering in North or South Carolina.
Domestic Violence and Assault
Law enforcement takes domestic violence charges very seriously in North Carolina. If you have been accused of committing domestic violence or assault, King Law’s criminal defense lawyers are prepared to protect your rights under North Carolina laws. Our legal team is experienced in these sensitive matters and will advocate tirelessly for you through the court procedure to obtain the best possible result. Conversely, if you are a victim of domestic violence, we will help you get the required protection you deserve through the court system.
At King Law, we understand that cases such as these can be complicated as emotions run high when individuals have or had a personal relationship. Our North Carolina domestic violence and assault lawyers are here to provide trusted legal support for those charged with domestic violence as well as those who are victims of domestic violence. We also help with Temporary Restraining Orders & Preliminary Injunctions. Keep in mind that these situations are very time-sensitive, which is why it is crucial to reach out to our criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible.
Drug Possession and Paraphernalia
Drug possession charges can lead to fines, jail time, and a conviction on your criminal record. Our criminal defense attorneys can help you argue for a reduced sentence or attempt to avoid jail time in some cases.
The penalties for drug possession can be quite severe for certain types of drugs. Even a first offense for possession of heroin or cocaine can lead to a significant prison sentence. If you have multiple offenses on your record, a simple possession charge could become a felony. Our criminal defense attorneys also understand that you may need additional help if you are dealing with drug addiction. We can provide information about counseling, substance abuse assessments, as well as outpatient and inpatient treatment options.
You may be able to seek an expungement for certain misdemeanors or felonies on your criminal record. Our attorneys can explain the process and tell you whether your offenses may qualify.
Waiting periods may apply before you can seek expungement of certain offenses. For example, you must generally wait five years in North Carolina before seeking expungement of a non-violent misdemeanor and ten years for a non-violent felony. Some cases are not eligible for expungement. Once an offense is expunged, it will no longer be visible on your criminal background check.
Fraud and “White-Collar” Crimes
White-collar crimes include:
- Bank fraud
- Mail and wire fraud
- Money laundering
The penalties for these crimes can include fines, house arrest, probation, restitution of stolen funds, and jail time. These crimes can also have a negative impact on your livelihood, professional reputation, and future employment prospects. Our attorneys understand the importance of a strong defense against white-collar crime charges. Even if you have not yet been charged with a crime, you should strongly consider talking to a criminal law attorney if you are being questioned by authorities or if your business is being investigated.
Theft and Robbery
Theft crimes can range from a simple shoplifting charge to a felony burglary offense. Regardless of what offense you’ve been charged with, your criminal law attorney should provide a strong defense to avoid or minimize the penalties and negative consequences associated with a theft charge.
Even a non-violent theft can result in a lengthy prison sentence if the stolen property is valued over a certain amount. Our criminal defense attorneys will fight to reduce your charges or seek a lesser sentence.
Contact a North and South Carolina Criminal Lawyer
Being accused of a crime can have serious repercussions on a person’s life. If you are facing criminal charges, it is crucial that you speak with a skilled criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
The experienced criminal defense lawyers at King Law help clients in North and South Carolina build strong defenses. To schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, contact us here or call (888) 748-5464.