Facing Criminal Charges?
Anytime a person is charged with Felony charges, they are facing life changing circumstances. The decision to hire a lawyer and who to hire should not be taken lightly. You need to feel confident you hired a law firm with experience and knowledge to defend your case. We encourage you to view our attorney profiles to see our credentials and awards. Please feel free to contact us and we will give you a free case evaluation over the phone.
The purpose of this site is to give you a road map of what generally happens onces a person has been charged with a crime in Mecklenburg County. Additionally, we have listed the most common criminal offenses and describe the elements of each crime the State must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, in order to obtain a conviction.
What will happen when I go to court?
Once you appear in court for the first time, the Judge will ask if you want to hire a lawyer, handle the case on your own, or get a public defender. Regardless of how you answer, the case will be continued at that point. If you are still in custody, your attorney can have a bond hearing to ask the Judge to reduce your bond in hopes of you being released.
On the next court date, the DA will either have a plea offer or will have the case indicted and moved to superior court. If the case is going to be indicted, you can either choose to have a probable cause hearing or waive this hearing and go straight to superior court. If you choose to have the hearing, then the state has to have the hearing within 15 working days unless you request more time. The risk of having the hearing is that you can be re-arrested and have to post bond again.
Once the case has been moved to superior court, a court date is not issued for several months on average. When we have been notified of a court date, we will appear in court with you and meet with the DA to discuss the case and receive the evidence regarding your case. At this point, the DA will either make an offer for you to accept, or you can plead not guilty and move forward with a jury trial.
What can I expect by hiring your firm?
No attorney is allowed to make a guarantee regarding the outcome of your case. We can only promise to work our very hardest to defend you. We will sit down and meet with you either at our office or at the jail if you have not been released yet. We will hear your side of what happened, we can interview any witnesses that were present as well.
Our firm prides itself in its availability, when you hire our firm, you will receive both attorneys personal cell phone numbers. You can rest easily knowing that you have hired lawyers who care about you and do not judge your situation. We care about defending your case and fighting on your behalf.
The Law Offices of Aaron R. Lee, PLLC
PO Box 3573
Huntersville, NC 28078-3573
301 S. McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 222-7525 -Phone
(336) 450-4495 -Fax
Hours: 7 Days a week: 8:00am - 7:00pm
*Disclaimer* All information on this site is for informative use only, it is not legal advice! Any contact with the Law Firm through the contact form does not create an attorney-client relationship.