Many people may not realize it, but an assault charge can end up impacting someone’s life for years to come. Not only are there the criminal consequences that can come from a conviction, but having a conviction on one’s record can limit housing, employment and educational opportunities. This means that a mistake or misunderstanding today can continue to haunt a person for years to come.
At the Sparrow Law Firm, we represent those facing assault charges. From assault with a deadly weapon to simple assault and assault and battery charges, we handle all types of cases. We look at the big picture, including any and all evidence, including any statements made to police.
Time and time again, we hear of cases where a suspect made statements to police, without having an attorney present.
All too often, people think that by providing information, they are showing they are innocent and have nothing to hide. However, what people fail to realize is that the police are not on their side. Rather, the police are actively trying to gather enough information to lead to a charge and eventual conviction.
At the Sparrow Law Firm, we understand that any number of situations can lead to an assault arrest. However, we also know that an arrest does not mean someone is guilty. At our law firm, we have a deep understanding of the criminal justice system in North Carolina and are familiar with many of the tactics police use to obtain evidence.
We know that your side of the story needs to be heard. However, before attempting to share your side with police or prosecutors, we recommend first talking with a criminal defense attorney.