Macon County, North Carolina Criminal Lawyers
Many criminal defense attorneys only experience a handful of trials. Thomas Amburgey has tried hundreds of cases in front of a judge and over 70 in front of a jury. Regardless of the charge, Amburgey Law has the trial experience to defend you.
In 2017, Thomas received an AV Preeminent Peer Rating from Martindale Hubbell, America’s oldest and...
I have built the largest traffic defense practice in Western North Carolina, representing thousands of traffic clients, hundreds of DWI clients. I have a flare for getting driving licenses restored. Lets discuss racing at the track, and not on the...
Chief Assistant District Attorney in Western North Carolina for 8 years. Multiple awards as District Attorney of the Year. Voted "Best Attorney" in his area.
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Office located in Marion (McDowell County, NC). Handles cases in McDowell, Buncombe, Burke, Rutherford, Mitchell, Yancey and Avery counties in WNC.
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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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