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If you have a Warrant for Arrest or Order for Arrest (OFA), we recommend you retain legal representation from a Raleigh Criminal Lawyer without delay.  Should I turn myself in?

Our lawyers are here to help explain how the court system works, what to do when warrants are issued, and relative to your charges, the best way to move forward in timely addressing the warrant.

If you have an outstanding warrant for arrest, don’t wait.  Seek legal guidance – John Fanney, Raleigh Criminal Defense 

Everyone knows the dangers of drinking and driving.  Few people imagine a DWI fatality in their future, let alone felony criminal charges for a “drunk driving” homicide.  Felony Death by Vehicle Charges

Driving While Impaired or “DWI” can serve as what defense lawyers call a predicate offense for Felony Death by Vehicle, Manslaughter, and Murder charges.

Given the potential long-term consequences, such allegations deserve, as a part of legal representation, careful review of the accident scene and forensic evidence.

Ordinarily, driving while impaired in North Carolina is a misdemeanor offense.  There are exceptions Habitual Driving While Impairedto the general rule, especially in instances where a fatality results from the DUI or when there are multiple prior convictions, resulting in an indictment for habitual DWI charges.

Habitual driving while impaired is a felony offense in North Carolina.  It takes into consideration prior convictions of DWI within a ten (10) year “look back” period from the date of offense on a new, pending DWI charge.

Habitual DWI differs from the misdemeanor “Laura’s Law” level A1 DWI in several different ways.

You may have heard the old-school saying, “Don’t make it a federal offense.”  That’s because getting charged and indicted in federal court is a big deal.  Given recent media reports coming out of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES IN RALEIGHCharlotte, it’s now legit to ask, “Is Domestic Violence a Federal Offense?”

The even bigger question involves whether DV charges in Raleigh may be subject to such scrutiny by federal prosecutors in Raleigh.

As reported by WSOCTV in Charlotte, the United States Attorney’s Office in the Western District of North Carolina, is giving some domestic violence charges a second look.  By that, we mean the District Attorney’s Office is ordinarily the government agency that prosecutes criminal charges, including DV charges, for state court offenses.

Even after a “permanent revocation,” there are instances when administrative relief may be available DWI RESTORATION HEARINGthrough a process called a “conditional restoration” or “DMV restoration hearing.”

DMV hearings carry consequences, both potentially good and bad.

The inability to legally operate a motor vehicle can affect where you live, where you work, and your ability to support both yourself and your family.

Local Municipalities and OrdinancesCriminal Ordinances in North Carolina

The General Assembly has over the years ceded some rulemaking authority to local jurisdictions, allowing ordinances with criminal punishments.    

Criminal Code Violations and “ordinances” legislated by towns, cities, and municipalities occasionally pack a punch. 

What is Embezzlement?If you’ve been accused of misappropriating money or outright theft from an employer, it’s time to “lawyer up.”  Rather than speaking with an HR manager, law enforcement, or even your boss about embezzlement charges, we strongly recommend you immediately call an experienced criminal defense attorney.

There are a host of reasons people take money, not realizing under the criminal laws of North Carolina it may be actually be considered a very serious felony.  There are technical, but important differences between embezzlement, larceny by employee, and simple larceny charges.

Emotions tend to run high with crimes of theft or dishonesty, especially when it involes a postion of trust or authority, such as the employer-employee relationship.  I personally think the best thing to do is talk to a lawyer, rather than try to explain away or justify inconsistencies in the books – John Fanney, Raleigh Criminal Defense 

Criminal Defense Lawyer Raleigh NCAre you or a loved one facing allegations of Robbery Charges in North Carolina?  You should know that robbery charges are very serious and are classified as a felony. There are different types of robbery punishments and there’s a lot you need to know before you go to court.

We’ll take you through the different types of robbery and help you decide whether you need to hire a criminal defense lawyer. They can work with people who have been accused of felony robbery charges and may be able to help reduce jail time.

1. Common Law Robbery Charges in North Carolina 

If you’re facing allegations of criminal charges in North Carolina, felony or misdemeanor, it makes sense to begin your defense strategy immediately.  Here are some handy tips on How To Choose a Criminal Defense Lawyer NC.  Consider these things as part of legal representation:

  • Courtroom Experience Counts
  • NC Board Certified Criminal Defense Specialist
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