Johnston County Felony Defense Lawyers

Johnston County Felony Defense Lawyers

Felonies are the most serious charges that can be filed against you in North Carolina. If convicted of a felony, you will face heavier fines than a misdemeanor, and you will serve longer prison or probation sentences. You might also lose many of your rights as a citizen, including the ability to vote, own a firearm or drive a car. With a felony on your record, you might be unable to be hired, accepted by a school or approved for a loan or housing application.

The Johnston County felony defense lawyers at Reece & Reece, Attorneys at Law, know what’s at stake if you are facing a felony charge. If you have been accused of a felony, we will work hard to protect your rights and reach the best possible outcome for you.

We have experience representing people charged with felonies throughout Johnston County, including Smithfield, Benson and Clayton. For a free case evaluation, call our Johnston County felony defense attorneys today at (919) 300-1249 or use our online form.

Felonies in North Carolina Cause Severe Consequences

Felonies generally are the same types of crimes as misdemeanors. However, a felony involves a higher amount of money or drugs, or else a greater level of injury or property damage, than a misdemeanor. The penalties for a felony are greater as well.

Examples of felonies are:

  • Assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury;
  • Arson;
  • Burglary;
  • Robbery;
  • Kidnapping;
  • Embezzlement;
  • Drug possession, sale or trafficking;
  • Rape and other sexual offenses; and
  • Murder or manslaughter.

Felonies range from Class A (the most severe) to Class I. In addition to court costs, fines and other fees, a felony could result in anywhere from three months in prison to life without parole, depending on the class of offense and your prior conviction record. If you have a record of three felonies, a fourth conviction could lead to an enhanced “habitual felon” sentence.

At Reece & Reece, Attorneys at Law, our seasoned Johnston County criminal defense lawyers will evaluate your case with you and decide on the best legal strategy. We will aggressively seek evidence from the state under the “open file discovery” law, determine the strength of the charges against you and advise you on whether you should go to trial to fight the charges or seek an alternative resolution, such as a plea bargain that involves community service, substance abuse treatment or probation instead of prison time.

If you are convicted, we will be by your side to challenge the prosecutor’s evidence of “aggravating factors,” and we will present to the judge the “mitigating factors” that show you deserve the lightest punishment as possible.

Our representation doesn’t end there. We have experience representing clients in post-conviction matters, including appeals, motions for appropriate relief and motions to have the conviction expunged from your record.

Contact Us Today

The hard-working, skilled and aggressive Johnston County criminal defense lawyers at Reece & Reece, Attorneys at Law, have a record of successfully representing clients charged with felonies in Johnston County, including Smithfield, Benson and Clayton, Selma, Archer Lodge, Kenly, Four Oaks, Pine Level, Princeton, Wilson’s Mill and Micro.

For a free evaluation of your case, call our Johnston County criminal defense attorneys today at (919) 300-1249 or use our online form.