The stakes are high whenever you have been charged with a felony offense, or even a misdemeanor drug offense or DWI. You could be sent to jail, forced to pay thousands in fines, or lose your driver’s license or even your vehicle. Also, having a criminal record can affect you in your job, your housing, your reputation in the community, and more.
Without an attorney on your side, you may rightfully feel like you are at the mercy of the system, ordered about in an environment where everyone seems to know the rules and hold the power but you. All of that changes when you call on an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to help you out. Mr. Chetson knows the system from the inside out and can provide you with the level of advice and representation you need to get the best result possible when you have been arrested.
Comprehensive North Carolina Criminal Defense
The Chetson Firm is here to assist you in North Carolina state and federal courts involving any of the following offenses, among others:
As a person accused of a crime, you have important rights guaranteed by the U.S. and North Carolina constitutions, including the right to remain silent, the right to defend yourself against criminal charges, and the right to have an attorney represent you. These rights are crucial to your success, but they can be unintentionally or unnecessarily waived if you don’t know what you are doing, or if you are convinced to do so by the police. Always remember that the police and prosecutors are not on your side in a criminal case. They are only interested in securing your conviction in the easiest way they can, or for the maximum penalty they can get. Having an attorney on your side who is as knowledgeable as the prosecutors puts you on a level playing field with the other side.
When charging you with a crime, the prosecutor must be able to prove each element of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. If they can’t do that, you go free. We make sure you get a fair trial and utilize every defense available to you.
The single greatest thing you can do to help yourself after an arrest is to call an attorney as soon as possible, and not talk to anybody else until you have spoken with your lawyer. We will make sure you do not waive any important rights or give up any evidence or statements that the prosecution can use against you, however innocent they may seem at the time. Let us help you get the best result available by calling our office as soon as possible after an arrest.
Stand Up for Your Rights; the Hauter Law Firm, PC will Stand Up with You
For aggressive, effective assistance in any North Carolina or federal criminal matter, contact us at (919) 352-9411 for a free consultation with an experienced and dedicated North Carolina criminal lawyer.