Charlotte Criminal Defense Lawyer
Former Assistant District Attorney Protecting Your Rights
Few experiences are as terrifying as being arrested on a criminal charge. The sudden burden of having to defend yourself from heavy penalties can make life feel hopeless. Most people do not know their rights, let alone how to fight for them. It is important that you get the help of a Charlotte criminal defense lawyer who understands what you are up against, how to strategize for your case, and how to stand strong in protecting your rights against prosecutors. Smith Horton Law is here to help. We offer free criminal defense consultations to provide you with more information about what to expect and how to proceed.
Call Smith Horton Law today to get started strategizing for your case. Dial (704) 734-9797 or contact our Charlotte criminal defense attorney online.
Experience on Both Sides of the Courtroom
When it comes to holding you accountable for your actions, state and federal prosecutors are among some of the most aggressive lawyers around. They will go to great lengths to paint you as a villain and demand you receive the harshest penalties for what they claim you did. At Smith Horton Law, we understand that everyone makes mistakes. Attorney Jeremy Smith has experience working as an Assistant District Attorney, giving him unique insights about how the legal system attacks defendants. We help our clients by standing strong with them to help them avoid a conviction and protect their future.
Our firm handles many kinds of criminal defense cases, including:
- Domestic violence
- Drug crimes
- Federal crimes
- Traffic violations
- White collar crimes
North Carolina Criminal Statutes
If you violate North Carolina laws, state law enforcement has the authority to arrest, charge, prosecute, and convict you in court. There are two main types of crimes: misdemeanors and felonies.
There are four classes of misdemeanors in North Carolina. Penalties range from a fine of up to $200 and a maximum jail sentence of 20 days to a fine worth thousands of dollars and a maximum 150-day jail term.
On the other hand, there are 10 levels of felonies in the state, ranging from a maximum 12-month prison sentence to a life prison sentence or the death penalty. In addition, a felony conviction can result in a permanent criminal record.
Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, having a conviction on your criminal record can make it difficult to obtain/maintain employment, find housing, apply for college, and take advantage of other opportunities life has to offer. That is why having an experienced Charlotte criminal defense lawyer on your side can help you avoid the consequences of a criminal charge.
The Smith Horton Law Advantage
With our extensive experience fighting to protect our clients’ rights, we are not intimidated by the aggressive strategies used by the prosecution. As your advocate, you can count on us to help you prepare for your defense. We will look at all the evidence in your case to make sure nothing was missed, and we will use our skill in the courtroom to help you obtain the best possible outcome for your situation.
Call for a Free Consultation
Smith Horton Law offers free consultations for criminal defense cases. During this scary time in your life, turn to our Charlotte criminal defense attorney for guidance on how to proceed to maximize your chances of avoiding a conviction. During your free consultation, we will help you better understand your case and get started on building a strategy that helps you tell your side of the story. When facing the often devastating consequences of a conviction, it is never advisable to go about your case alone. Call Smith Horton Law today and schedule your free consultation to get started.
Dial (704) 734-9797 now and begin planning your defense with our Charlotte criminal lawyer.
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