For whatever reason, people nowadays seem to think not having a prior record entitles them to an automatic dismissal. While there may be options available to avoid a conviction if you have a clean record, you should not assume your charges will be dismissed as a matter of course.
That also applies to being a nice person or politeness during the process. Dismissals are by no means automatic. A dismissal of charges certainly is not guaranteed.
If you face criminal charges in Raleigh, whether the accusations involve a felony or misdemeanor, we think it’s a good idea to consult with an experienced lawyer. Going into court alone, hoping for the best possible scenario, a dismissal, can carry consequences.