Have you been charged with a traffic citation, misdemeanor, felony, or other serious crime? Do you need experienced representation to protect your rights and your freedom, your finances, and your licenses? Do you have a defense against a search warrant, the use of some confidential informant, or an illegal search and seizure? Were you given your Miranda rights? There are many issues involved in a proper criminal defense – are you aware of all of them? »
Each criminal case is different and involves variables that are difficult to discuss in general terms. However, there are several rules that apply to all criminal cases. It is extremely important that you do not talk to anybody other than your lawyer about your case.
Anybody that you speak with might possibly be used against you at a later date and anything that you say might be used against you at a later date. For example, even friends or relatives may have been recruited by the police and they can try to get you to admit something. Anything that you tell your lawyer is confidential.
Help is close at hand if you have been charged with a crime in North Carolina or South Carolina. Wright, Worley, Pope, Ekster & Moss, PLLC have been helping and defending people like you for over 166 combined years of legal experience. Our attorneys are up to date, aggressive and attentive to your needs and perspectives. Your point of view regarding your arrest is our starting point. Other avenues of defense often include the following issues:
- The arrest: Did the police have probable cause? Was anything about the arrest handled inappropriately?
- The charges: Were you appropriately charged? In some cases, motions to have charges dismissed when the charges did not match the evidence or the alleged crime can be successful.
- Were there any irregularities in the investigation leading up to the arrest? For example, was a complaining witness of questionable credibility or motive?
- Was the evidence gathered correctly? Does it fit the allegations? Was it seized in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution?
- If DUI/DWI is the charge, is the breath test analysis verifiable? If there are drug charges, was the urine analysis credible?
Regardless of the crime or the circumstances, our goals include:
- Keep you out of jail.
- Keep bond as low as possible.
- Aggressively pursue the most favorable disposition attainable.
- If appropriate, craft creative plea bargains, including mitigating factors such as community service, drug or alcohol treatment or anger management in lieu of jail time, or high bail.
A criminal arrest is a legal emergency that must not be left to chance. No matter what the charges, the consequences of a conviction can have devastating consequences such as the following:
- Jail time
- House arrest
- Travel limitations affecting the ability to visit Canada or other countries at will
- Career limitations
- Loss of driver's licenses and/or professional licenses
Perhaps you made a regrettable mistake, were a victim of circumstances, or have been falsely accused. A knowledgeable and effective lawyer on your side can mean the difference between a favorable outcome (dismissal of charges, reduction of charges, or a positive plea bargain) and serious trouble for years to come. Contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer with Wright, Worley, Pope, Ekster & Moss, PLLC as soon as possible to ensure that your constitutional rights are protected at every step in the criminal justice process.
Among our criminal defense lawyers is a former prosecutor who has handled over 400 criminal cases from the side of the prosecution, whose insights into the tactics and expectations of the prosecution are used to help us build strong defense cases.
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