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North Carolina Homicide Defense Attorneys

Murder is one of the most serious criminal charges in North Carolina. Depending on the circumstances, a person charged with first-degree murder can face either life in prison without parole or the death penalty. The defense strategy we use on your behalf will depend on the particular facts of your case. In some cases, it is appropriate to argue self-defense. In others, the outcome may hinge on mistaken identity. In still others, the victim's death may not have been caused by the defendant at all. We will explore every viable defense strategy to help you avoid the consequences of a conviction.

Contact us online today or by telephone at 704-286-6942 or toll free at 800-565-1435 to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced Charlotte homicide crimes attorney.

We apply a thorough, aggressive approach to all homicide crime charges, including:

  • First-degree murder — A person can be charged with first-degree murder under a number of theories, including poison, lying in wait, imprisonment, starving, torture or by any other kind of willful, deliberate and premeditated killing. You can also be charged under a theory called "felony murder," which is a killing committed in the perpetration or attempted perpetration of arson, rape or another sex offense, robbery, kidnapping, burglary or any other felony.
  • Second-degree murder — This is committed without premeditation or deliberation. It can also be the result of an inherently dangerous act or omission, done in such a reckless and wanton manner as to manifest a mind utterly without regard for human life.

A person could also be charged with second-degree murder if the victim's death was caused by the unlawful distribution of opium or any synthetic or natural salt, compound, derivative or preparation of opium, cocaine or methamphetamine, and its ingestion caused the death of the user.

Give yourself the best possible chance of avoiding the consequences of a conviction by enlisting the services of an accomplished criminal defense law firm.

In making a potential life or death decision, be certain that the attorney you hire has the experience and knowledge to handle a murder case. Before you hire an attorney, make sure yours is not his or her first murder case. With over a decade of handling homicide cases in North Carolina, we can help.

Contact Our Mecklenburg County Homicide Defense Attorneys

If you face a murder charge in North Carolina, our lawyers are here to provide you with the skilled defense representation you need. Contact us today online or by telephone at 704-286-6942 or toll free at 800-565-1435 to arrange a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable Charlotte homicide attorney.