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Wilmington Violent Crimes Defense Attorney

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Violent crimes are among the most serious criminal offenses that a person can be accused of in North Carolina. Prosecutors are not known for “going easy” on defendants and depending on the nature of the alleged crime, a suspect may be facing decades in jail. If you or a loved one has been accused of a violent crime, do not waste any time in contacting James Rutherford, Attorney at Law. Our lead Wilmington criminal defense attorney has more than 10 years of legal experience and is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law.


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Different Types of Violent Crimes

Due to the nature of violent and aggressive crimes, the prosecution may be quick to charge a defendant with multiple related offenses. For example, you may have heard the phrase “assault and battery”, but did you know that in North Carolina, assault is its own distinct crime? In fact, many people are surprised to learn that physical contact may not need to occur in order for a person to be charged with assault, a threatening action may be enough. Our firm’s lead attorney can help protect you from trumped up charges and overeager prosecutors. We possess the skills and tools necessary to defend clients against even the most severe charges.

Our firm can defend against charges including:

  • Affray (public fighting between multiple people)
  • Assault
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder

While a violent crime can be punished with time in prison and substantial fines, the aftermath of a conviction can be felt for decades to come. A mark on your criminal record may be viewed by all future employers as well as landlords who run background checks, forever affecting your livelihood. With so much on the line, it is critical to take legal action.

Arrested for a Violent Crime? Call (910) 595-1377

If you have been placed under arrest, do not give a statement to an officer before calling James Rutherford, Attorney at Law. Remember, you have the right to an attorney and you may not need to say anything to law enforcement without the legal guidance of our firm. The police may lead you to believe that your case is as good as closed unless you cooperate. Do not fall for it. Our lead Wilmington criminal defense attorney can help you to understand your case as well as how to navigate the legal hurdles which lie ahead.

Contact us today and get started on a hard-hitting defense.

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