Ocean Isle Beach NC Criminal Defense Attorney - Shoplifting Larceny Lawyer
Anyone can be charged with a crime. Just because you are charged does not mean you are guilty. In fact, it is a fundamental principle in the United States, that everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you are charged with a crime, you should exercise your right to remain silent (which you always have—even before you are read your Miranda rights) and immediately obtain counsel.
Criminal charges, in addition to a sentence imposed by the court, can result in criminal records which can affect a person for their entire life. Therefore, it is very important that people who are charged take the matter seriously and take appropriate steps to avoid or mitigate the negative consequences of criminal charges. In some cases, it is possible to have criminal records expunged, which means the records are removed from the public records and destroyed by a process called expungement.
Even relatively minor charges like traffic tickets can affect one’s driving privileges, employment, and can cause expensive insurance premium increases. Many times these consequences can be avoided, and sometimes without the necessity of our clients appearing in court. North Carolina is one of the few states that has a disposition known as a Prayer for Judgment Continued or PJC. However, a PJC is not always the best result for all traffic matters. One should always consult an attorney experienced in traffic law if they received a traffic citation.
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina is a beach town in Brunswick County, North Carolina located between Sunset Beach and Holden Beach. In the year 2000, its population was approximately 425 people. If you are charged with a crime or receive a speeding ticket or other traffic citation in Ocean Isle Beach, NC your court date will be in Bolivia, North Carolina at the Brunswick County courthouse.
Collins Law Firm is located in Wilmington, North Carolina which is approximately 20 minutes from Bolivia. While we do not have an office in Ocean Isle Beach, NC, we represent people who have been charged with traffic violations or crimes in Ocean Isle Beach, NC at their court appearances in the Brunswick County courthouse, located at 310 Government Center Drive, NE, Bolivia, NC 28422, on a regular basis.