Criminal Defense in Charlotte and nearby areas
Contact Johnson & Nicholson Attorneys If You Have Been Charged With a Criminal Offense in Charlotte
Being charged with a crime is a critical situation under any circumstances, and the implications may turn out to be worse than you imagined.
At Johnson & Nicholson, Attorney Carnell Johnson can help you resolve the situation quickly and effectively and help you protect yourself against incarceration and/or a possible criminal record.
Why Get Legal Help Immediately for Criminal Offenses in Charlotte?
With the best Charlotte immigration defense attorneys on board, we at Johnson & Nicholson will fight against your charges and intervene on your behalf with the government, seeking to preserve your constitutional rights.
Our firm also serves immigrants in Mecklenburg County & Union County for representation in various criminal matters. Call today to schedule an appointment and let us begin work on your defense.
We at Johnson & Nicholson Provide Legal Representation for the Following Criminal Cases
Here are some of the types of cases we handle.
The courts in our area take the crime of ‘Driving While Impaired’ (DWI) seriously and typically impose the harshest punishment possible.
No matter what type of evidence there is against you, there may be a way to defeat the charges by proving that the police officer violated your rights in the traffic stop or made mistakes in the field sobriety tests and/or breath & blood tests.
Read more about DWI here and learn how we can help you protect your rights …
The penalties for drinking and driving can be severe and life-changing.
If you have been caught behind the wheel with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more, you can face severe consequences such as a one year driver’s license suspension, up to 3 years in jail and a $4,000 fine.
Read more about DWI penalties here and learn how we can help you protect your rights…
DWI is a misdemeanor under most conditions, but if this was your fourth drunk driving arrest within seven years, you will be charged with a felony.
Our state punishes habitual DWI offenders with a minimum active jail term of one year, no part of which may be suspended with probation.
Read more about felony DWI here and learn how we can help you protect your rights …
If you were involved in a fatal car accident while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you will likely be charged with vehicular manslaughter, a felony punishable by up to 40 years in prison.
Under certain circumstances you can also be charged with an aggravated felony, resulting in deportation action against you.
Read more about felony DWI here and learn how we can help you protect your rights …
Domestic violence includes a list of crimes that could potentially lead to a sentence of 150 days in jail. Many domestic violence arrests are based on false allegations or misunderstandings. Therefore, it is vital to begin working on your defense as early as possible to maximize your chances of a favorable outcome.
Read more about domestic violence here and learn how we can help you protect your rights …
If you have been arrested for any type of drug crime, it is advisable to retain an attorney as soon as possible and get legal help from a professional who has extensive experience defending this type of charge. You should also make sure that your attorney has experience as well as knowledge of the effect this situation may have on your immigration status because drug related offenses such as possession and cultivation are often grounds for deportation.
Read more about drug crimes here and learn how we can help you protect your rights …
Even if you were never convicted, an arrest or a criminal charge can be filed against you negatively and this may affect your employment possibilities. Expungement allows you to clear your record, but there are rigid eligibility guidelines. An attorney from Johnson & Nicholson can represent you throughout the process.
Read more about Expungement here and learn how we can help you protect your rights …
Felony crimes are the most serious types of crime, carrying punishments ranging from one year to life in state prison or even the death sentence.
A felony charge will typically be classified as an aggravated felony when there are factors such as deadly weapons or great bodily injury involved, and this exposes you to the threat of deportation.
Read more about felony crimes here and learn how we can help you protect your rights …
If you are charged with a misdemeanor, you can be fined hundreds or thousands of dollars and even be sent to jail for up to a year. Having any type of crime on your record can bar you from eligibility for a green card or naturalization, and a conviction for certain misdemeanors, including drug related offenses, domestic violence and crimes of moral turpitude may also serve as grounds for removal from the country.
Read more about misdemeanor crimes here and learn how we can help you protect your rights …
Sex crimes, such as child pornography and rape, carry a severe social stigma, and are punished severely by the courts in our area. In addition to normal criminal penalties, you may be required to register as a sex offender, as well as the fact that you will likely be considered to have committed a crime of moral turpitude in the eyes of immigration officials.
A criminal conviction can also prevent your child from qualifying for Deferred Action.
Read more about sex crimes here and learn how we can help you protect your rights …
If your child has been arrested for any type of criminal activity, you need to take action now to prevent serious consequences. Depending on the severity of the offense, the prosecutor may have the option to charge your child as a minor or an adult. It is vital to shield your child from the negative effects of being involved in the criminal justice system, including a loss of educational opportunities and employment options in the future.
Contact us today to learn more about juvenile crimes and we will guide you how to protect your rights …
Theft crimes such as shoplifting are often classified as crimes of moral turpitude, which can lead to removal proceedings being started against you. If you are convicted of an aggravated felony such as robbery or burglary with a deadly weapon, this will also place you at risk of being selected by the Department of Homeland Security for deportation.
Read more about theft crimes here and learn how we can help you protect your rights …
If you have received a traffic ticket for any type of violation, you need to know that you have a right to fight the charge.
Paying the ticket will mean that you have pled guilty to the offense, and you may lose points on your driver’s license. An attorney from Johnson & Nicholson may be able to help you beat the ticket and avoid the possibility of losing your license.
Read more about traffic offenses here and learn how we can help you protect your rights …
A conviction for murder makes lead towards a death penalty in our state, and if you have been charged you must do everything you can to defend yourself. Retaining an attorney as early as possible is crucial in securing a favorable outcome, as you are not only at risk of serious criminal penalties, but you could also be deported.
Contact us today to learn more about the legal protection we provide for murder conviction cases.
A homicide which is not premeditated will typically be charged as manslaughter – an offense which includes crimes of passion and negligently causing a death.
You may be able to defend this charge by proving that your actions were taken in self-defense. Manslaughter carries severe penalties, as well as providing possible grounds for removal.
Read more about manslaughter here and learn how we can help you protect your rights.
Effect of Conviction on Immigration Status
As an immigrant, you face especially serious consequences when you are charged with any type of crime.
In addition to normal criminal penalties, you can lose your permanent resident status and may also be selected for removal from this country. A prior conviction may disqualify you for an immigration visa or naturalization, unless you take prompt legal action to resolve the situation.
Contact us today to learn more about convictions for various crimes and the effect it may have on your immigration status.
If you are seeking an immigration visa with the purpose of establishing permanent residence in the United States, you may need to resolve any questions about your prior criminal record. A previous conviction may bar you from being eligible for immigration, but there is the possibility of requesting a waiver with the right legal help by your side.
Read more about immigration visas here and learn how we can help you protect your rights …
Contact Johnson & Nicholson Charlotte Attorneys for a Free Consultation and Preserve your Rights
Contact a Charlotte immigration defense lawyer at Johnson & Nicholson today and schedule an initial consultation. Discuss your options confidentially and learn how we can help you avoid deportation consequences in case of an arrest.