Violent crime is defined as offense involving force or imminent threat of force. This definition is inclusive of crimes where the violence is the objective (as with assault and murder) and crimes where the violence serves as a means to an end (carjacking). Violent crimes can be committed with or without weapons such as firearms or knives. Violent crimes are comprised of four major offenses: non-negligent manslaughter and murder, rape, robbery, and assault.
In North Carolina the punishments for violent crimes range from Class B misdemeanors (for crimes such as simple assault) to Class A Felonies (for crimes such as murder). The punishments for violent crimes are severe and serious and can include steep fines, years in a penitentiary, or a life sentence. Punishments for violent crimes are not limited to those handed down from the judicial system. You will also be faced with life-long social stigmas, loss of educational opportunities, and employment mobility. If you are found guilty of any crime involving violence, you may also face harsher sentences for future infractions, even minor ones. Every set of facts leading to a violent encounter is unique, and so is every defense. We will work with you to ensure you understand the how the law applies to your situation, and to acquire the most favorable outcome possible for your defense.
If you find yourself accused of a violent crime, you will need a competent and aggressive criminal defense attorney behind you. We are experienced and knowledgeable criminal trial attorneys. We tirelessly and zealously defend your rights.
As criminal defense attorneys, we defend people accused of:
- Vehicular manslaughter
- Criminal possession of a weapon
- Armed robbery
- Home invasion
- Hate crimes
If you have been arrested and charged with a violent crime, or are under investigation, contact us immediately. Consultations are free. Our service is professional and caring. Our fees are fair.