Wilmington Violent Crimes Defense Attorney
Arrested? Begin Building Your Defense Today
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.
Questions about the charges you face?
Request a free consultation with our firm and get the answers you need.
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 with a deadly weapon
- Domestic violence
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
Contact us today and get started on a hard-hitting defense.