This is the fight for your loved one’s life. A first- or second-degree murder conviction will change everything. Even if a defendant doesn’t face death row, a conviction can forever change your family.
If a loved one is facing murder charges, it is critical to act quickly. Seeking help from a well-qualified lawyer can protect his or her rights and freedom.
THE LAW ON MURDER IN NORTH CAROLINA
In North Carolina, the law defines first-degree murder and second-degree murder by the intent of the person who allegedly committed it:
- First-degree murder: First-degree murder is murder that involves planning (premeditated murder). It is a crime of passion and is not accidental.
- Second-degree murder: Unlike first-degree murder, second-degree murder is murder that may not have been planned, but involves reckless killing.
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Michelle uses her powers of persuasion in settlement negotiations and litigation to offer hope to North Carolinians in need of justice. At our Raleigh law firm, we prepare every case as if it were going to trial, and we work hard to provide excellent legal representation and personal attention to each and every client.
CONTACT US ABOUT FIRST-DEGREE MURDER IN WAKE COUNTY
Talking with a lawyer about a defense to first- or second-degree murder in Raleigh is the best way to get more information. To talk with a criminal defense lawyer about the legal problems you face, call Sparrow Law Firm in Raleigh, North Carolina, toll free at 919-975-4247 or simply contact us online. Consultations are free and confidential.