As such, it makes sense to try to avoid a conviction if at all possible. Charlotte criminal defense lawyers do more than review discovery, take cases to trial, or argue motions. Indeed, a substantial part of our job is to consider options to avoid litigation and a criminal conviction by negotiating with the State (the District Attorney assigned to the matter).
Most people want to avoid a criminal record and jail time, which is understandable. While there may be legal options available that could ultimately result in a dismissal of criminal charges or even certain traffic tickets, there are a lot of things to consider including the fact pattern, prior criminal history, and severity of the allegations.
At the same time, it’s a mistake to assume charges are automatically dismissed.
Conditions for a dismissal may include things like Deferred Prosecution, conditional discharge, community service, drug or alcohol treatment, psychiatric care, and even an occasional letter of apology. A lot depends on what happened and the type of criminal allegations, felony or misdemeanor, district court vs. superior court, etc.
What are the Consequences Violating a Court Order? Do I Need a Lawyer for Protective Order Violation?
Answering the Question “Do I Need a Lawyer for Protective Order Violation” one would be wise to also consider:
- Does It Matter if Order is Under NCGS Chapter 50?
Attorney Bill Powers discusses: When Do They Need a Search Warrant in North Carolina?
- Do I Have Rights?
Jail Visits by an attorney are common, especially with matters involving serious criminal charges, felonies and even some misdemeanors with high bond amounts. Attorney Bill Powers
Modified Transcript of “Will Attorney Come to Jail?” for the Hearing Impaired: