If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a crime, anything you do or say could be used against you. One wrong move or incriminating statement could destroy your chances of avoiding a criminal conviction or reducing the severity of criminal penalties.
A criminal conviction could do permanent damage to your life, even if you do not have to spend time in prison. You need skilled legal representation to defend your rights and help ensure your case has the most favorable outcome possible. The Charlotte criminal law attorneys at The Nye Law Group understand what is at stake and are prepared to help you navigate the complex criminal justice system to protect your best interests. Our office is located at 402 West Trade Street, Suite 112, just 13 minutes away from the Charlotte Mecklenberg Police Department.
Call our Charlotte criminal law attorneys right now at 855-856-4212.
Your Rights When Facing Criminal Charges
No matter what you have been charged with, our justice system says you are innocent until proven guilty. You have a right to a fair trial where a judge or jury can determine your innocence or guilt.
You also have the right to legal representation as you make your way through the criminal justice system. This can help make sure your rights are protected and you do not incriminate yourself. An attorney can also help craft the best strategy for getting your charges dismissed, proving your innocence or receiving a lighter sentence.
No matter what the police or other authorities say, you have the right to an attorney if you have been charged with a crime or are facing a criminal investigation.
Our criminal defense attorneys are accomplished trial lawyers who are experienced in building strong cases on behalf of our clients. With experience as prosecutors and defense attorneys, our team knows what it takes to defend your rights.
Call 855-856-4212 for a free consultation with our Charlotte criminal law attorneys.
Types of Criminal Cases
Our Charlotte criminal law attorneys represent clients facing a variety of felony and misdemeanor charges, ranging from minor drug offenses and traffic violations to violent crimes, weapons charges and federal offenses like fraud and racketeering.
These cases involve a variety of drugs, from marijuana and prescription medications to cocaine and methamphetamines. Individuals caught using, selling or manufacturing these substances can face a variety of federal and state charges, including:
- Drug trafficking
- Manufacturing of drugs
- Prescription drug fraud
- Use of drugs in a school zone
- Drug conspiracy
- Drug possession
- Drug paraphernalia
- Possession of drugs with intent to distribute
- Habitual substance offender enhancement
- Dealing and distribution of controlled substances
If you have prior drug convictions, you are at a greater risk of receiving a harsh sentence, which could include large fines or time in jail. This is especially true if your drug charges are connected to a weapons offense or violent crime such as armed robbery.
Possessing a large amount of an illegal or unlawfully obtained substance could result in a federal charge that comes with severe, possibly lifetime penalties.
Regardless of the severity of the penalties, a criminal conviction for drugs could affect your ability to obtain employment or prevent you from obtaining student loans.
It will be almost impossible to get charges dismissed or reduced without the help of a Charlotte criminal law attorney.
Some of the violent crimes cases we take on include:
- Assault and battery
- Assault with intent to kill
- Assault with intent to inflict severe injury
- Assaulting a government official or police officer
- Assault using a deadly weapon
- Aggravated sexual battery
- Armed robbery
- Aggravated molestation of a minor
- Aggravated sodomy
- Attempted murder
- Domestic violence
The severity of the charges you face depends on the harm that was inflicted and your intentions.
If you are facing any of these state or federal gun crimes, contact our Charlotte criminal law attorneys before talking to the police or other authorities:
- Concealed-carry violations
- Illegal possession of a firearm
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Possessing a firearm when you are a convicted felon
- Possession of a stolen gun
- Intent to injure
- Intent to commit a crime
- Unlawful sale or trafficking of weapons
- Possession of an unregistered firearm
- Intent to commit a crime
- Felon in possession of a firearm
These charges could involve a variety of weapons, from handguns, assault weapons, knives, brass knuckles or any other weapon used to harm someone else.
North Carolina does not allow convicted felons to possess firearms. This applies even if the gun is in your car or your house and you are not physically carrying it.
Carrying a concealed weapon in North Carolina is a misdemeanor in our state, unless you have a concealed weapons permit.
In North Carolina, children can be charged as adults starting at the age of 16, which can destroy a child’s future.
Our Charlotte criminal law attorneys will work tirelessly to make sure your child is tried as a juvenile. If possible, we will attempt to secure punishments involving community service or probation rather than imprisonment or detention in a juvenile facility.
At The Nye Law Group, we take on cases involving various juvenile offenses, such as:
- Underage drinking
- Underage smoking
- Weapons offenses
Offenses involving property
These types of offenses include:
- Breaking and entering
- Destruction or defacing of property
If our attorneys are unable to get these charges dismissed, or you are convicted, we will do our best to keep you out of jail or limit the amount of time you spend in jail.
Violations of probation terms
Probation or parole violations include:
- Failing to check-in with probation officers
- Failing to attend a drug treatment class
- Failing to perform community service
- Paying supervision fees
- Committing more crimes
These violations could lead to you serving the rest of the jail time in your original sentence. Fortunately, our attorneys may be able to reduce the amount of jail time or continue your probation.
Most people assume traffic crimes are minor offenses. However, these offenses can have severe financial consequences and possibly land you in jail.
Our Charlotte criminal law attorneys represent clients charged with the following offenses:
- Driving on a suspended license
- Driving with a revoked license
- Reckless driving
- Stop sign violations
- Failing to yield
- Vehicular manslaughter
- Vehicular homicide
- Stop light violations
If you accumulate too many points on your license, the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles could suspend or revoke your license.
Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of traffic laws in the state and may be able to help eliminate points on your license or even have your license reinstated.
DWI and DUI cases
Being convicted of either of these offenses could affect your life for years to come. Possible penalties for these crimes include:
- Jail time
- Insurance costs
- Loss of your job
- Suspension of your license
You will face immediate penalties if you are charged. North Carolina law mandates that individuals charged with this offense have their driver’s license suspended for 30 days. You might be able to have limited driving privileges for the final 20 days of the 30-day period. After 30 days, you can pay for license reinstatement until your case is resolved.
You could face severe, possibly lifetime penalties if you are convicted of any of the following crimes:
- Hate crimes
- Human trafficking
- Tax fraud
- Wire fraud
- Bank fraud
- Bank robbery
- Drug trafficking
The Charlotte criminal law attorneys at The Nye Law Group can help ensure you receive a fair trial for these serious charges. However, if you are convicted, we will fight to achieve the lightest possible sentence given the details of your case.
Contact us today for a free, no obligation legal consultation.
Consult Our Charlotte Criminal Law Attorneys Today
At The Nye Law Group, we understand the fear and anxiety experienced by people facing criminal charges. While it may be impossible to ease these feelings given the potential penalties, our attorneys are committed to working tirelessly to ensure the most positive outcome possible.
Our nation was founded on the principle that people charged with crimes are innocent until proven guilty. Our Charlotte criminal law attorneys are staunch supporters of that principle.
That is why you can rest assured we will carefully review your case to find out how to minimize or eliminate the severe consequences of the charges you are facing. We will consider a plea bargain, but only if is in your best interest.
Contact or criminal law attorneys by calling 855-856-4212.
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