The criminal justice system in our country is massive and complicated. As such, it can be an overwhelming experience for a person who has been accused of a crime. When you are charged with a criminal offense, it is you against the State of North Carolina and all of its resources. Be that as it may, your constitutionally protected rights begin from the first moment you have contact with law enforcement. These include the right to a fair trial, the right to face your accusers in court, and ultimately the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Despite having these protected rights, it is difficult to meaningfully participate in your own defense when you are incarcerated and/or lack legal expertise.
Sometimes you may be offered what seems like a “good deal” by a prosecutor. Be wary of quickly accepting these plea offers as they may result in permanent ramifications, such as a mark that will stay on your criminal record forever. Even offenses as minor as a traffic infraction may have expensive and far-reaching consequences. An experienced criminal defense attorney has the requisite knowledge to evaluate the legal strengths and weaknesses of your case and determine whether or not a plea offer is reasonable under the circumstances.
Charles Christopher has more than 16 years experience in criminal defense. He has the necessary ability to handle any criminal charge, no matter how simple or serious. No criminal case is open and shut. It is paramount to discuss the details of your charges with an attorney to determine any and all of your potential defenses, as well as any mitigating factors that could minimize punishment.
Charles Christopher takes his work very seriously and will work to reach the best possible outcome for each client. However, when an appropriate agreement cannot be reached, he is not afraid to go to trial. He has extensive experience with superior court jury trials as well as district court bench trials. Mr. Christopher fights tirelessly to make sure that his clients receive the best possible representation in the court room.