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North Carolina Felony & Misdemeanor Crimes

Federal & State Offenses

Both state and federal laws have classifications of criminal charges generally categorized as misdemeanors or felonies. These criminal charge classifications have differing penalties that range from fines to imprisonment. Federal and state criminal laws often have different penalties for the same kinds of crimes. While this list should not be all inclusive, below are lists of felony and misdemeanor allegations, or charges, commonly faced by North Carolina citizens:

Common Felony Offenses

Our attorneys can help with any of these felony charges, and more:

  • First Degree Murder
  • Second Degree Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Vehicular Homicide, including Second Degree Murder and Felony Death by Vehicle
  • Kidnapping
  • Assault
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Felony Child Abuse
  • Larceny
  • Obtaining Property by False Pretense
  • Possession of Stolen Goods
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Forgery
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Identify Theft
  • Breaking and Entering
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Extortion
  • Conspiracy
  • Arson
  • Perjury
  • Bribery
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

Common Misdemeanor Offenses

Our attorneys can help with any of the below misdemeanors:

  • Driving While Impaired (DWI)
  • Underage or Provisional DWI
  • Larceny
  • Shoplifting
  • Resisting Arrest (Resist Delay Obstruct a Law Enforcement Officer)
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Discharging a Firearm
  • Solicitation of a Prostitute
  • Trespassing
  • Property Damage
  • Littering
  • Harassment
  • Cyber stalking
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Riot
  • Simple Assault
  • Affray
  • Child Abuse
  • Underage alcohol possession
  • Underage alcohol consumption
  • Fake ID
  • Providing alcohol to a minor
  • Simple Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Failure to Appear

If you have been charged with any state or federal felony or misdemeanor in North Carolina, either as an adult or a juvenile, call a criminal defense lawyer at Tharrington Smith now.

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