A criminal conviction can have severe implications on your life for years to come. Depending on your situation, you could be looking at possible jail time or a hefty fine. When a mistake or misunderstanding threatens your freedom, you have the right to seek legal counsel when your case comes up in court.
At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, our Marion criminal defense lawyers work to keep you from a criminal conviction so that you stay out of jail and maintain your reputation. Regardless of your situation, we believe in the concept of innocent until proven guilty. While the State will try to use evidence against you to convict you of a crime, our job is to create enough doubt to deter their attempts.
We want to speak with you about your current situation and create a plan to help you move past it. Your defense team may be able to reduce the charges against you or have them dropped altogether. When you call us today, you will receive a free consultation regarding your legal options. To get started, call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, today at (828) 286-3866.
Our Criminal Defense Practice Areas in Marion, NC
The Marion criminal defense attorneys at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, have worked with clients accused of a variety of criminal offenses from misdemeanors to felonies. No matter what charges you are facing, we would love the opportunity to evaluate your case, determine an effective defense strategy, and help you chart a path that gets your life back to normal.
We have defended clients accused of:
Driving While Impaired (DWI)
Under North Carolina General Statute §20-138.1, driving under the influence of any mind-altering substance is a crime. With a DWI conviction, you could face jail time, fines, and the loss of your driver’s license. We can take several different approaches to defend your case. Our ideal outcome is keeping you on the road and out of jail.
Drug crimes are heavily enforced and strictly prosecuted in Marion and the surrounding communities – and that does not exclude marijuana, which is not legal in North Carolina for recreational use. If your charge involves selling drugs, you could be facing substantial prison time and possibly end up with a felony conviction on your record. We can defend you and help you resolve these charges.
North Carolina is very tough on any crime involving theft. Under North Carolina General Statute §14-72, if you are convicted of stealing property that totals over $1,000, you could be facing a Class H felony. If you have been accused of theft, you should take it seriously and do whatever possible to mount a defense. Our team has successfully defended clients against this charge and helped them get back to their normal lives.
Even minor theft-related charges, such as shoplifting, can have a lasting impact on your life. Employers frown on any criminal conviction involving dishonesty, and you may face difficulty when seeking future employment. Our attorneys can review the details of your situation and work to have the charges against you dropped under certain circumstances.
An assault conviction, even if it is a misdemeanor, can label you a violent criminal for life. We fight to avoid that.
If you have been charged with underage drinking, we can employ a strategy that defends your name and reputation. We can help prevent your adult years from being marred by a criminal record.
Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License
We have helped many clients deal with driver’s license issues, including driving on a suspended or revoked license. If you do not meet this charge with a sound legal defense, you risk facing heavy fines and longer-term license suspension.
Nothing can sully your reputation faster than being a convicted felon. That is not even considering the long prison sentence or fines you could be facing. We fight to keep you from getting convicted of a felony crime.
To discuss your case with a member of our team today, call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, at (828) 286-3866.
For a free legal consultation with a criminal defense lawyer serving Marion, call 828.286.3866
Our Criminal Defense Strategies
Depending on the circumstances of your case and the strength of the State’s evidence, we can opt for several different defense strategies. If we decide the state lacks evidence beyond a reasonable doubt, we can try to get the State to drop the charges against you. If they do not, we may advise you to plead not guilty, after which we can fight your case in front of a judge or jury and work to establish doubt that prevents the prosecution from proving you are guilty.
If the State has strong evidence against you, our attorneys can work to establish a plea deal in which you agree to plead guilty to a lesser charge so that you can avoid a trial. With many lower-level charges, you have the option of a pretrial diversion program, whereby if you stay out of trouble for a certain period of time and satisfy the terms of your probation or other specified terms, you can get the crime dismissed and subsequently wiped off your record as if it never happened.
Again, what defense strategies we employ on your behalf will rest on the elements of your situation; we may create a plan that we have not gone into detail about here.
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Call for a Free Criminal Defense Case Evaluation with Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC
The Marion criminal defense lawyers at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, want to help you move past your current criminal charges, avoid a conviction and jail or prison time, and move forward with your life. We believe people should not be defined by a single incident, and we will work to clear your name and reputation. To discuss your case and understand your legal options, call us today for a free case evaluation at (828) 286-3866.