Criminal Charges

Are you being charged with a crime, but you’re unsure about how to work with the justice system to get it resolved? Cotten Law is here to help.

A criminal misdemeanor is a crime punishable by one year or less in jail time. Misdemeanors are divided into four different categories based on the severity of the offense. Some examples of misdemeanors include:

  • simple possession of marijuana
  • city code violations
  • simple assault
  • disorderly conduct
  • resisting a police officer
  • carrying a concealed weapon
  • possession of stolen goods
  • communicating threats

Class A1 misdemeanors are the most serious and includes crimes such as assault with a deadly weapon, violation of a restraining order and sexual battery, and assault inflicting serious injury, among others.

Being charged with a misdemeanor can put your life on hold. You may face high fines, counseling, losing your driver’s license, seized property, and jail time. These consequences can lead to losing your job and make it harder to find work in the future. A misdemeanor can affect you and your family’s lives, and here at Cotten Law, we will work hard to do what’s best for you and your family. Our expertise in the North Carolina criminal justice system can help you achieve the best possible outcome for your situation.

Call Cotten Law today and let us help you. (919) 586-7072