A felony is a serious charge that can lead to heavy consequences if the individual is charges and convicted. In the state of North Carolina, felony convictions can result from a variety of charges, including murder, rape, child molestation, conspiracy to commit murder, aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter, human trafficking, robbery, intimidating a witness, forgery, making terror threats, and more. If you’ve been charged with a felony, it’s best to retain legal representation right away. We can help you to understand your rights, your options, and how to navigate upcoming settings in court.
If you’ve been charged with a felony, it’s in your best interest to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible. You’re facing a serious charge, and an attorney will act on your behalf with your best interest in mind. AN attorney may be able to have the charge dropped, the charge reduced, or the conviction reduced, depending on the circumstances. Speak to a lawyer to learn your options, and to protect your rights as you navigate through the felony charge and litigation.
There is a significant difference between misdemeanor and felony convictions. Be wary that felony convictions usually have far more significant penalties, ranging from fines to jail time. While misdemeanor convictions often come with jail time that is less than a year (or no jail time whatsoever), felony convictions often result in more than a year of jail time.
As of December 1, 2017, only first offenders who were convicted of a felony while under the age of 18 may be eligible to have their records expunged. In addition, an eligible candidate must have a clean criminal history since their conviction — in certain cases, traffic violations may not hinder an individual’s eligibility for expungement. A felony conviction may only be eligible to be expunged after four years from the date of the conviction or four years after the date of a served sentence. Feel free to learn more about expungements.
In general, driving while impaired (DWI) charges lead to misdemeanor convictions here in the state of North Carolina. That said, multiple DWI convictions can eventually lead to a DWI Felony Habitual DWI. If you’ve been convicted of three DWIs or more within a span of 10 years, you may be charged with a felony DWI. You can learn more about DWI charges in our defense services.