Experienced Counsel For Serious Charges
If you have been charged with a violent crime, from domestic violence or assault to murder, you want an experienced attorney to protect your rights, one who has successfully represented others in similar situations. The penalties for these crimes can be severe, including life imprisonment or even the death penalty.
Benefit From Years Of Violent Crime Defense
I am attorney Frank Harper. I bring experienced representation to people throughout eastern North Carolina who have been charged with a violent crime, from assault to murder. I understand that the criminal process can be frightening, particularly when you know little about the law or process. I will take the time to carefully explain how things work as well as the strategy that I believe will be in your best interests according to your criminal matter.
Thoroughly Examining All Aspects Of Your Case
I aggressively defend people charged with violent crimes, including:
- Assault — Inflicting serious injury, using a deadly weapon, threats of violence
- Domestic assault, violence or abuse
- Homicide — Murder, attempted murder, manslaughter
- Weapons offenses — Carrying concealed weapons or weapons of mass destruction, possession of a firearm by a felon
When you hire me to defend you on an assault or violent crime charge, I will conduct a thorough examination of the facts and circumstances surrounding your arrest, looking to determine whether police and prosecutors honored your constitutional rights. I will examine the evidence to determine whether there was reasonable suspicion and/or probable cause for any search, seizure or arrest, and whether you were properly advised of your rights before you made statements to the police. If there are irregularities, I will seek the exclusion of evidence and the dismissal of charges, if appropriate.
When you are involved in a criminal matter, the sooner you contact an attorney, the better. A lawyer can help you protect your rights, making certain that you don’t damage your defense through unintended admissions to police officers. In some situations, I may be able to handle any potential criminal matters before charges are filed.