If Someone You Love Is Facing Murder Charges In Raleigh, Call Roberts Law Group
It does not matter if it was an accidental shooting, a bar fight that resulted in death, a fatal car accident or accidental poisoning or overdose, when you're under suspicion of murder, you need help from a experienced criminal defense attorney.
At Roberts Law Group, PLLC, our Raleigh homicide attorneys know that you need a vigorous defense when you're charged with a serious felony such as murder. We are here to help you through the entire criminal process - and can assist you even if you have not been charged yet. If you suspect that you are being investigated, call us at 866-630-2389 or contact our office online to learn how we can help.
Homicide Charges in North Carolina
North Carolina breaks down homicide into four criminal charges:
- First degree murder - a willful, deliberate and premeditated killing; a killing that took place during the commission of a felony or the attempt to commit a felony such as robbery, rape or arson or with a deadly weapon (felony murder)
- Second degree murder - an intentional but unplanned killing
- Voluntary manslaughter - a killing that occurs during the heat of the moment that was not pre-planned
- Involuntary manslaughter or vehicular manslaughter - an accidental killing that was not preplanned, including a fatal drunk driving accident
First degree murder is a capital offense in North Carolina. That means that your life is on the line, and you could be given the death penalty, if you are convicted of first degree murder. Alternatively, you will face life without parole if convicted.
An attempted murder charge is also a serious criminal charge. In North Carolina, attempt crimes are punished at the felony level one below the actual attempted crime. A conviction for attempted first-degree murder is punishable as a Class B felony, the same punishment level for second degree murder.
Tell Only Your Defense Lawyer Your Side Of The Story
Whether you were charged with murder after acting in self defense, misidentified by an eye witness or have an alibi that places you somewhere other than where the homicide took place, you should talk to an attorney about your charges and no one else. A criminal defense lawyer is on your side; the police and the prosecutor are not. If you were in the wrong place at the wrong time with a group of friends, your friends may not even be on your side if implicating you will guarantee their own freedom.
Remain silent. Contact Roberts Law Group and say nothing else to anyone.
Former North Carolina Prosecutor Committed To Defending The Rights Of The Accused
The burden of proof is on the state. The prosecutor must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you committed the crime(s) you are charged with. If the prosecution cannot show that you intended to kill the victim, then it is possible to have your charges reduced to manslaughter or possibly even dropped, depending on the facts of your case. That is where the attorneys at Roberts Law Group, PLLC, come in: We will carefully investigate your charges, including what led up to your arrest and examining the evidence and allegations against you.
Contact Roberts Law Group For Legal Defense Against Murder Charges
Murder is one of the most serious crimes a person can be charged with. If you are under investigation or facing charges of murder, do not wait to contact a Raleigh murder defense lawyer - your future is at stake. Contact our office online or call 866-630-2389 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
North Carolina vs. M.W.
Charge: Charge: Robbery with A Dangerous Weapon (4 Counts), First Degree Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with A Dangerous Weapon
Facing: 12 - 17 years in prison
An incarcerated defendant accused our client of participating in the robbery of a group of youth at a party. We were able to raise doubt as to the credibility of this individual. In the end, the prosecutor dismissed these charges, citing a lack of evidence.