Cartaret County Criminal Defense Attorney
Charged with a crime? We can help!
Criminal defense is a very broad category of legal issues; if you are charged
with a crime then you will face various penalties if you are convicted
of this charge. Depending on the crime, you could face extensive jail
or prison time, fines, probation and many other penalties. At
Wheatly Wheatly Weeks Lupton & Massie, P.A. we are intent on providing our clients with aggressive representation
to defend against false charges, twisted testimonies, bad evidence and
many other issues. Our firm will be able to provide you with representation
in any of the following areas:
Speeding, changing lanes without warning, illegal turns and many other
actions can result in a citation for a traffic offense. If you pay the
ticket then you are essentially pleading guilty to a criminal charge.
You have options; you don't have to immediately pay the ticket.
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Driving while intoxicated is one of the many traffic offenses that you
can be charged with. If your BAC (blood alcohol content) is found to be
at or above the legal limit of 0.08% then you will be arrested and charged.
The penalties can include jail, fines, license suspension and others for
Cultivation, distribution, and possession are some of the more common
drug offenses. Depending on the type and amount of substance that is discovered
at the time of your arrest, you will face more or less severe penalties
Larcenies and Other Property Crimes
Property crimes often involve theft of some sort, whether of a vehicle,
the personal property of another, through means of force or violence or
other objects. These crimes can also include various forms of vandalism
and even arson.
Burglary, Breaking and Entering & Trespass Offenses
Burglary involves the elements of breaking and entering a structure or
building for the purpose of committing a crime. Trespassing involves entering
a structure or property where they are not authorized to do so. It is
essentially burglary without the added element of the intent to commit
Fraud is the intentional misrepresentation of facts for the purpose of
personal gain or for the detriment of another. This crime can be committed
by omission or concealment as well as misrepresentation.
The crime of robbery is a theft crime through the use of force or threat
of force. Essentially, if an individual threatens another with physical
harm in order to take something of value then this person has committed robbery.
Taking a person and transporting them against their will is the general
definition for this crime. This may be committed for the purpose of ransom
in many cases. There cases, however, where a non-custodial parent is accused
of this crime due to a miscommunication or other reason.
Various sex crimes may include rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, exploitation
of a minor, prostitution, solicitation of a minor and many others. Generally
an individual convicted of this crime will be forced to register as a
This is the act of killing another person. This crime can result from
murder which contains elements of premeditation or malice aforethought,
as well as manslaughter which can result from an accident. DWI manslaughter
is considered a homicide although it is usually an accidental death.
Crimes Against the Public
Various crimes that interfere with public order and morality may include
indecent exposure, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and many others.
The penalties for these various crimes will depend on the specific type
and circumstances as well as other facets such as the accused's criminal
There are various laws and ordinances in place in North Carolina that
protect various wildlife from hunters, trappers and others. A violation
of these various laws can result in extremely hefty fines and other penalties
Various laws in NC prohibit certain methods to catch fish, as well as
certain types of fish to be caught. There are also certain provisions
made for the time of year when various fish can be sought. A violation
of these laws can result in severe penalties.
Over 100 Years Serving North Carolina
Our firm is intent on providing excellent and aggressive representation
for all of our clients. If you have been charged with a crime then you
could face serious penalties for conviction, and it is important that
you have skilled representation on your side. Our Carteret County criminal
defense lawyers will be able to provide you with this representation as
our legal team has nearly 190 years of combined experience. We understand
the courtroom and how best to pursue your rights, your goals and desires
regarding the outcome of your case.
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