Long Beach, North Carolina Criminal Lawyers
North Carolina Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
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I am the founder of The Law Offices of Timothy Dugan, a local full-service law firm serving southeastern North Carolina.
My practice has two focus areas. I mainly represent individuals charged with DUI/DWI and criminal offenses in Brunswick, Columbus and New Hanover counties. I also represents those charged with traffic violations in Brunswick, Bladen, Columbus, New Hanover, and Pender Counties.
The second pillar of my practice is in civil litigation. I represent business owners, consumers, and people injured by other peoples negligence....
Wilmington , NC 28401
The McGee Law Firm handles DWI cases in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties in North Carolina.
The DWI laws are different in every state, and North Carolina's are some of the toughest in the nation. If you're arrested for DWI in North Carolina, you're going to need a tough attorney. I am known for working hard for my clients, not merely providing a cookie cutter defense based on a ten minute analysis,...
PO Box 2823
Wilmington, NC 28402
Raleigh, NC 27615
Wilmington, NC 28401
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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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