Felony And Misdemeanor Defense Attorneys

In North Carolina, felonies are serious crimes that carry significant penalties. Depending on the class of felony, jail time may be mandatory. Felonies can have a far-reaching impact on your rights and freedoms. For example, you may lose the right to vote, serve on a jury, hold public office or ever possess any kind of firearm if convicted of a felony.

Misdemeanors carry less severe sentences. However, they can still impact your criminal record, reputation, employment prospects and educational opportunities.

To protect your freedom and your future, call 919-805-3364.

Comprehensive Criminal Defense Practice

At the law firm of Hale & Blau, Attorneys at Law, PC in Raleigh, our felony and misdemeanor defense lawyers provide experienced and knowledgeable representation for clients facing any type of state or federal crime charges. As a comprehensive criminal defense practice, we represent clients at all stages of criminal proceedings, from pre-charge investigations, to representation before federal investigative grand juries, through detention hearings, pretrial motions and hearings, trial, appeals or post-conviction relief.

Our attorneys have decades of combined experience handling thousands of criminal cases, hundreds of trials, and more than 50 appeals in state and federal courts, including post-conviction death penalty cases.

We represent clients faced with any type of misdemeanor or felony at the state or federal level, including:

  • Violent crimes such as assault, domestic violence, armed robbery, murder and manslaughter
  • Sex crimes such as sexual assault, statutory rape, and possession or distribution of child pornography
  • Drug crimes such as possession, trafficking and manufacturing
  • Theft offenses such as shoplifting, larceny, concealment of goods, forgery and identity theft
  • White-collar crimes such as fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion and banking crimes

Our lawyers understand how such crimes can impact the immigration status of noncitizens. We work diligently to negate or diminish the immigration consequences for noncitizen clients.

Expunging Criminal Records

Having a felony or misdemeanor on your record can pose numerous hurdles and limitations. Even if your criminal case was dismissed or you were acquitted, the public court and arrest records can still have an impact on your housing, employment prospects, ability to apply for loans and other opportunities in life.

Fortunately, the law permits certain records to be expunged, meaning those records will no longer be accessible to the public. Only certain types of records of charges or convictions are eligible for expungement. Our attorneys can determine whether you qualify for an expungement, and if so, we can assist you in removing unwanted charges or convictions from your criminal record.

Significant Felony Case Results

State v. M.M. — Client charged with felony larceny and simple assault. Result: case dismissed by prosecutor.

State v. S.P. — Client charged with felony possession of a stolen firearm, felony possession of a firearm by a felon, and resisting police. Result: felonies dismissed by prosecutor and client found not guilty of resisting police at trial.

State v. A.W. — Client charged with felony possession of a stolen vehicle. Result: case dismissed by prosecutor.

State v. R.N. — Client charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Result: case dismissed immediately by prosecutor due to evidence of self-defense.

State v. C.M. — Client charged with felony first-degree burglary. Result: charge reduced to misdemeanor and client avoided jail sentence due to mitigation evidence learned through defense investigation.

Significant Misdemeanor Case Results

State v. N.E. — Client charged with making false report to police. Result: case dismissed midway through trial due to lack of evidence.

State v. E.M. — Client charged with underage possession of alcohol and underage consumption of alcohol. Result: both charges dismissed.

State v. W.H. — Client charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Result: case dismissed by prosecutor due to lack of justification for traffic stop of vehicle.

State v. B.C. — Client charged with using profanity on a public highway. Result: case dismissed by judge due to unconstitutional charge.

State v. I.R. — Client charged with shoplifting by concealment. Result: case dismissed by judge at trial due to lack of evidence.

Contact Our Criminal Defense And Expungement Lawyers In Wake County • Free Initial Consultation

Call Hale & Blau, Attorneys at Law, PC at 919-805-3364 to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys. We offer flexible payment options and will visit clients in jail.

Our office is conveniently located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, at street-level, at the corner of Martin and Salisbury Streets, 16 West Martin Street, Suite 101, across the street from the Wake County Justice Center.