Criminal Defense of Violent Crimes from Assault to Homicide and Everything In Between
The Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys at Kurtz & Blum Talk Defending Charges of Violent Crimes
If you are charge with a violent crime in Wake County, North Carolina, you need retain the best Raleigh criminal defense lawyer you can find as soon as possible. Finding the best criminal lawyer can prove to be a daunting task. You want to find the smartest and most articulate advocate who can both effectively negotiate and when negotiations fail, aggressively and persuasively try a case to a jury. Jury experience is key. The last thing you want is an attorney without substantial jury experience. Relationships with the players in the system are also extremely valuable. Some people think of hiring the best defense lawyer as getting a hired gun. This is probably a poor way to think of the role that the wisest advocates fill. With wisdom comes the knowledge as to when to fight and when to compromise. Sometimes when our lawyers pull off a coup that is beyond all expectations it can be a bit like the old Kenny Rogers song- you have to “know when to walk away and know when to run.”
Violent crimes include everything from assault and battery to rape and homicide. If you are charged with a violent crime, your reputation, future, freedom and even your life can be on the line. You face the possibility of prison time and potential other sentences that include a variety of penalties. Our goal as criminal defense lawyers when representing clients charged with serious violent crimes is to first evaluate whether we have a case with respect to guilt / innocence and next to weigh the risks of trial against the potential that we could secure a plea arrangement that our clients can live with. In the end, it’s always our client that makes the final decision. As counselors, we give the best advice possible based on our knowledge and experience. After our client has all the information needed to make an informed decision that is for them to decide.
The single most important thing you will want to keep in mind when charged with a violent crime is that, much like any other crime, you should avoid giving a statement to the police without an attorney. Specifically, don’t say anything without a criminal defense attorney. If your case is in Raleigh or Cary, get a Wake County defense attorney. You have rights, and the right to a lawyer is one of them. Politely inform law enforcement you will not talk to them without an attorney present. They will understand the import of your request. Just remember to be polite when you are declining to speak with them.
Next when a crime of violence is suspected there may be an opportunity to gather evidence or perform testing separate and apart from law enforcement testing. For reasons that have become apparent through months of exposure as to the North Carolina Crime Lab’s multitude of bias related issues, we are reluctant to rely on their results. We are familiar with many types of forensic evidence and might also recommend human investigation. Facts fade over time so it is often best when we can attack a situation while it is still fresh. When getting us involved early in the process is an option it is almost always the best option.
Contact one of our criminal defense lawyers as soon as possible if you find that you have been charged with or are suspected of a violent crime. Each case is different when you contact the lawyers of Kurtz & Blum, you can rest assured that our skilled and savvy Raleigh criminal defense lawyers have the extensive experience that you need when facing violent charges. Together, we will determine the best course of action for you in your particular case. Look through our pages on various violent crimes to learn more. At Kurtz & Blum, we’re in your corner.
Our criminal defense attorneys help people throughout Wake County, North Carolina. We frequently handle offenses arising out of the following cities: Morrisville, Wendell, Apex, Rolesville, Zebulon, Wake Forest, Cary, Knightdale, Raleigh, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Garner and New Hope.