Felony charges need to be taken seriously. Felony charges are classified in classes with Class A being the most serious and Class I being the least serious. Some charges have strict laws for punishing repeat offenders. The state of North Carolina has a habitual felon law that increases punishment for certain repeat offenders. Certain felony charges can lead to consequences that include loss of citizenship rights such as voting, having a position in government office, and owning a firearm.
With District Attorneys seeking convictions, authorities may not always follow the laws set in place to protect your legal rights. Having a qualified attorney can help you conduct a full review of your case and determine if any of your rights were violated, ensuring that all evidence is admissible in court. Harmon Law is able to evaluate your case and identify information that is inapplicable in court, sometimes leading to reduced or dismissed charges.
Felony cases in North Carolina can sometimes be resolved by accepting a plea for a lesser misdemeanor offense or a guilty plea of a lower felony conviction. If your case cannot be resolved in District Court, prosecutors will submit an indictment to the grand jury to have your case moved into Superior Court.
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By hiring a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney in Boone, NC, you can increase your chances of having a lighter sentence or proving your innocence. Harmon Law is skilled in negotiation and can help you determine if your case has sufficient evidence for proving that you committed a felony. Having a felony on your criminal record is extremely serious and you do not want to appear in either District or Superior Court unprepared. Contact Harmon Law in Boone, North Carolina, to start the criminal defense that gives you the greatest chance for a successful outcome.