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Are you or a member of your family facing charges related to a violent crime? If so, you could be facing severe criminal penalties, including time in prison, expensive fines, and a criminal history that could follow you for the rest of your life. In addition, just being accused of a violent crime can have a devastating effect on your personal and professional reputation. It can also affect and potentially destroy the relationship you have with your family and friends. Depending on the circumstances, a pending violent crime charge can also put your career in jeopardy.

At the Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC, our criminal defense attorneys understand that prosecutors and courts in North Carolina take a very tough stance against violent crime. With this in mind, it is crucial to hire a qualified lawyer immediately. Our team has more than 35 years of combined legal experience, and we have successfully defended many clients facing charges related to crimes of violence. We pledge to do everything we can to get you the best possible outcome, no matter how serious the charges against you may be.

Violent Crimes Defense in North Carolina

North Carolina law prohibits a range of violent acts and harmful behaviors, from assault to kidnapping to homicide. As a result, the severity of a violent crime charge can vary dramatically. Some offenses may be handled as misdemeanors punishable by fines and probation, while others are automatic felonies, which could lead to lengthy prison sentences and hefty fines.

The skilled attorneys at Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC are equipped to handle all types of violent crime cases, including but not limited to:

  • Assault and battery: Touching another person without their consent and attempting to inflict injury on another person are covered under the offense of assault. Causing another person to fear bodily harm is called battery in some states, but in North Carolina, this is also considered assault.
  • Assault on a female: North Carolina law allows for increased charges when an adult male assaults a female victim.
  • Domestic violence: If you are accused of assaulting, intimidating, stalking, or causing fear of serious bodily injury to someone with whom you have a romantic or family relationship, the offense falls under the category of domestic violence.
  • Kidnapping: The offense of kidnapping includes the unlawful confinement, restraint, or removal of another person from one place to another, as well as holding a person for ransom, as a hostage, or with intent to cause the person harm.
  • Homicide and manslaughter: In North Carolina, homicide includes first- and second-degree murder. Murder charges require proof of malice aforethought. Manslaughter includes both voluntary and involuntary manslaughter.

A Smithfield Defense Attorney Can Help

When you have been arrested on the suspicion that you committed a violent crime, you might be tempted to speak openly with the police and prosecutors and to answer whatever questions they have. While your goal is to prove that you are innocent, answering questions may actually give prosecutors evidence to use against you. Interrogators and prosecuting attorneys may manipulate facts and twist your words in an attempt to secure a conviction, regardless of your actual guilt.

Instead, your best option is to contact the team at the Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC as soon as possible after your arrest. We will work hard to protect your rights throughout the criminal justice process. Depending on the circumstances, our lawyers will work to get your charges reduced or dismissed. If necessary, however, we will gather any and all available evidence and build the best possible case to defend your interests at trial.

We Are Here for You

For more information about our firm and our approach to defending against charges of violent crimes in North Carolina, contact us today. Call 1-844-YO-PELEO or 919-989-3000 to schedule a free consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys. We represent clients in Johnston County, Mecklenburg County, and Wake County. Hablamos Espanol.

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