Durham County, North Carolina Criminal Lawyers
Marcus E. Hill is a sole practitioner and has been focusing on criminal, traffic, and personal injury for over 30 years. He has given many seminars to attorneys in his areas of expertise.
Marcus was born in Asheville North Carolina to G. Edison Hill and Helen Hill. Edison was an attorney in Asheville. Helen hung the moon. Marcus graduated from UNC in 1978 and UNC Law School in 1983. He then practiced with Clayton, Myrick and Bryant, Patterson. Marcus now works for himself (best job to have!)and specializes in criminal, traffic, and personal injury. He has given many seminars to...
James has practiced in...
As an immigrant herself, she understand from a client’s prospective, the challenges faced by immigrants attempting to legalize their status; or facing other legal issues that may have an impact on their legal status. As a wife and mother, she empathizes with families who may be facing the threat of separation due to their...
Amily also focuses her practice on representing non-predominant aggressors in criminal defense cases as a primary prevention strategy to help foster economic stability- one of the greatest protective factors for living violence free. She represents those charged with everything from misdemeanor and felony drug offenses, to...
While in law school Wiley worked as a law clerk in the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office where he gained valuable criminal trial experience. His first job out of law school...
Durham County Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Volunteer Lawyers Program of Durham County c/o North Central Legal Assistance Program
Arrested or facing criminal charges?
Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.
Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.
Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.
When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.
Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.
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