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Skilled North Carolina Advocate Protects Individuals’ Constitutional Rights

North Carolina law has four levels of misdemeanors. Though they don’t carry the long prison terms associated with felony crimes, one conviction can trigger serious punishment and lifelong consequences. Located in Monroe, Law Office of Huffman & Kendrick, PLLC has provided effective legal defense in North Carolina misdemeanor cases since 1961. If you’ve been accused of assault, disorderly conduct, solicitation or some other misdemeanor offense, attorney Carol Huffman Kendrick will give you knowledgeable advice that will help you decide on the best course of action. From there, we’ll zealously work to achieve the best result possible under the circumstances, whether that is a dismissal, acquittal or appropriate plea agreement. Don’t overlook the impact a criminal record can have on your ability to obtain the job or home that you want. We can construct a formidable defense no matter what the charge might be.

Monroe Attorney Handles Matters Relating To Assault, Theft And Other Charges

Within the state, misdemeanor crimes are grouped into four classes: A1; 1; 2 and 3. For A1, the most serious class, a conviction can lead to a jail sentence of up to 150 days. Our defense firm challenges allegations made by prosecutors and will advocate for community punishment and other alternatives to incarceration when warranted. Starting with a consultation, we’ll provide knowledgeable counsel on how to counter misdemeanor charges such as:

  • Assault crimes — In assault, battery and affray cases, we go beyond the allegations in the police report to find the truth. Factors such as injury and whether the victim holds an official position can affect how the case is charged.
  • Disorderly conduct — Fighting and other types of intentional public disturbances can bring on a disorderly conduct charge. A first offense is treated as a Class 1 misdemeanor, which carries a penalty of up to 120 days in jail.
  • Theft crimes — Shoplifting, known as “concealment of merchandise,” is a Class 3 misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 2 misdemeanor after that. Our firm assists clients in all types of theft-related matters, including misdemeanor larceny cases when the value of the property involved is less than $1,000.

Prosecutors and police have access to extensive resources. An experienced attorney helps you to take on the authorities and press for justice.

Contact A Skillful Monroe Lawyer For A Consultation About A Misdemeanor Case

Law Office of Huffman & Kendrick, PLLC advises North Carolina clients who have been accused of all types of misdemeanor crimes and other offenses. Please call 704-761-4031 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation at our office in Monroe.