A felony charge can mean serious consequences. Jail time penalties are severe. If you have been charged with a violent crime such as murder, manslaughter, armed robbery or aggravated assault, you need an attorney as soon as possible.
Over 25 Years Defending Violent Crimes
At the Law Office of Christopher A. Connelly, we have over 25 years of experience in providing effective defense representation for our clients charged with a violent crime. Attorney Chris Connelly
is certified as a Specialist in State Criminal Law by the North Carolina State Bar. He is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the National College for DUI Defense, and he has over 25 years of experience in the criminal justice system. He personally manages every case at our firm, seeing that each client receives skilled and knowledgeable representation.
(Note that we may associate an attorney in another firm to assist with some cases. We also, of course, employ capable support staff who handle various administrative aspects of cases.)
Contact our Charlotte violent crimes attorney for a consultation or call our Charlotte law office at 704-376-9376.
Attorney Connelly has defended many clients against violent criminal charges, often getting charges dismissed or reduced before trial. He understands how to present a case in a persuasive way to the prosecutor and the judge. If you are facing violent criminal charges, you need to talk to a lawyer with the right experience to protect your rights.
There is too much at stake and Attorney Connelly understands that. He will use his extensive experience and knowledge to try to have the evidence against you thrown out based on an illegal search and seizure, arrange a favorable plea bargain, or argue on your behalf in front of a judge and jury.
Attorney Connelly is prepared to aggressively defend you against any criminal charge including:
- Murder or homicide
- Vehicular homicide
- Aggravated assault and aggravated battery
- Robbery or armed robbery
- Burglary or armed burglary
- Weapons offenses
- Domestic violence
- Rape and sexual assault
- Gang violence
- Resisting arrest or fleeing an officer
Protect Your Rights: Do Not Talk to Law Enforcement
Law enforcement will frequently try to convince, or even coerce you into giving a statement with false promises of favorable treatment. The most important thing to remember if confronted by law enforcement is to say and do nothing. You are never required to give evidence or testimony against yourself. Whatever information the police want can always be given through your attorney at a later date, but only if it is beneficial to you.
Effective December 1, 2011, the law of self defense appears to have expanded to the benefit of the prospective crime victim. It has always been established that deadly force could be used to prevent forcible entry into one's home, the new law (colloquially known as the "Castle Doctrine") extends this to the motor vehicle and workplace. Of the greatest significance, the new law creates a presumption of lawfulness in that a lawful occupant of these designated places can be assumed to have feared imminent death or serious bodily harm. (There are several exceptions to this new provision.) This should shift the burden to the State to show that they did not have that fear, rather than force the defendant to prove their fear.
When your case is important to you... When experience counts...
Call 704-376-9376 or e-mail us to schedule a consultation with our Mecklenburg County manslaughter lawyer.
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