Being accused of any crime can be very scary. And because of new legislation, structured sentencing, and mandatory active jail time for certain offenses, the possibility of a criminal conviction can literally have life-changing ramifications.
As there are countless scenarios regarding criminal process, there are no absolute rules as to how one should conduct him or her self after being charged. As a broad directive, though, the attorneys at McCartan Law typically advises one NOT to give any statements to law enforcement or submit to a polygraph test without counsel present.
In North Carolina, most crimes are classified in one of two ways: Misdemeanors or Felonies. Misdemeanors are typically handled from beginning to end in District Court, but for matters that are appealed. Felonies are initially addressed in District Court, but are often ultimately disposed of in Superior Court. Both courts deal with offenses involving drugs, violence, property, driving, and sex; whether the matter is treated as a Misdemeanor or a Felony is determined by the Criminal Code.
Many types of crimes incorporate various offenses into one or more charges. In this, it is often difficult to determine what type of criminal process the State will pursue, and what the best course of defense may be. Possible defenses and remedies vary from one area of offense to another, and in many cases, there is a great deal of overlap in theories.
Excellent AttorneyChris recently represented me in a dwi charge that he was able to get dismissed completely. Chris is an excellent attorney that will guide you through the entire process and let you know every aspect of a case and how he plans to fight for you. He is very knowledgeable and helped me through a very stressful time. I would recommend him to anyone seeking legal counsel and though I never plan to need his services again, I would hire him again in a hearbeat. Thank you for all of your help Chris.
Very understanding, confident and professionalChris was wonderful as he delivered the best defense for me!!! So glad I chose him..he always told me not to worry and for 2 years i had this dwi over my head like i couldnt move foward..but he got strait and to the point questions and proved my innocence!!! The judge said ” NOT GUILTY”!!!@ that is all i prayed to hear!!! i would Highley recommend him to anyone in this situation!!! Thanks so much Chris!!!!
Chris Goes Above and BeyondHe put my best interest into practice and fought for a very favorable outcome. I would definitely recommend Chris to anyone in need of a defense attorney.
Excellent AttorneyI’m so thankful for Chris McCartan. He is an amazing attorney and human being. My husband had a tough case against and Chris went above and beyond for us. I cannot thank him enough for all he did for us. He communicated with us throughout the whole process and never once sugar coated anything. If you need legal help, I would 100% recommend Chris McCartan.
Gave me my confidence backHe told me not to worry and relax and now I understand why. Absolutely awesome attorney. Thank you.