Criminal Defense Attorney

Protect Your Future & Reputation

Throughout North Carolina and the United States, the range of criminal offenses is broad. However, there is one thing for sure if you have been charged with a crime, no matter how minor it may appear to you, the charge should be taken seriously, and you should hire legal counsel. Brad H. Ferguson is a criminal defense lawyer in Waynesville, NC, who will work diligently to defend your rights.

 

Criminal convictions can have lasting effects that follow you for a lifetime. A criminal defense attorney can help you understand all of your possible options, defend your legal rights, and help you develop a strategic plan for your upcoming proceedings.

 

Attorney Brad H. Ferguson is a compassionate and assertive lawyer. He is skilled in both negotiations and has over 15+ years of experience in the courtroom. Brad will provide an initial consultation to explain your charges and answer all of your questions regarding the legal process.

 

He concentrates in the following practice areas regarding criminal law:

Domestic Violence

Anyone can become a domestic violence victim or offender. It is more common than people believe. By definition, domestic violence is intentionally abusive or violent acts committed against a family member or other person living in a household. It can refer to physical harm but also encompasses coercive, threatening, and controlling behaviors.

Examples of Domestic Violence Offenses:

  • Domestic Battery
  • Sexual Crimes
  • Stalking
  • Violation of Domestic Violence Protective Order
  • Assault by Strangulation
  • Assault With a Deadly Weapon
  • Communicating Threats
  • Simple Assault
  • Domestic Violent Homicide

Within North Carolina, drug offenses can lead to convictions in the categories of misdemeanors or felonies. It all depends on the type and amount of substance involved. Several activities are related to drug offenses, and they can range from possession, manufacturing, and distribution, for example. The North Carolina drugs are classified into six categories called schedules.  These classifications and the numerous amount of substances you can be charged with all carry different penalties. This can make navigating the legal system challenging, but we are here to help you throughout the process.

Having a drug conviction can affect your ability to secure a loan for business or school, land a job, obtain housing, and more.

Examples of Drug Offenses:

  • Simple Drug Possession
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession With Intent to Sell, Manufacture, or Deliver
  • Maintaining a Dwelling or Motor Vehicle to Store Drugs

Drug Offenses

Driving While Impaired (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Driving Under the Influence refers to the offense of driving or operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs in a public place. Although DWI charges are relatively common cases heard in a courtroom, please take this charge seriously. The ramifications of a DWI/DUI charge can hit your wallet hard, lead to the loss of your driver’s license or your job.  The latter is especially true for those who carry a CDL Driver’s License for their daily work activities. North Carolina takes these offenses seriously, and as someone charged with this type of offense, you should as well.

While many North Carolina crimes are against a person, many charges occur against a person’s personal property. Many offenses fall under property charges making it a highly complicated area of law to understand. Penalties regarding property can be charged from misdemeanors to felonies with severe consequences. However,  Attorney Brad Ferguson will advocate for your legal rights in these matters.

Examples of Property Offenses:

  • Arson
  • Breaking and Entering
  • Larceny
  • Vandalism
  • Damage to Real Property
  • Damage to Personal Property
  • Trespassing
  • Burglary
  • Shoplifting

Property Crimes

Violent Crime Offenses

Violent crimes are also known as “crimes against a person.” In North Carolina, assault is defined as the attempt to commit assault and battery or show of force that the assault of the victim is imminent. In other words, you can be charged with assault even if you do not physically harm the other person.  If you are accused of a violent crime, remain calm and request to speak with your lawyer as soon as possible.  Criminal proceedings in these matters are intimidating, and you have a right to legal counsel.

Examples of Violent Offense Charges:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault With a Deadly Weapon
  • Attempted Murder
  • Homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • Rape
  • Kidnapping
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Brad H. Ferguson

Regardless of what you face with the judicial system, you do not have to do it alone because you have a right to legal counsel. In the United States, you are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Criminal Defense Lawyer Brad H. Ferguson will fight and advocate for you for your freedom and rights. Schedule your consultation by calling our office or filling out our contact form here.

DUI Charge in NC

Facing DUI in NC: What You Need to Know

Facing DUI charges in North Carolina? Attorney Brad Ferguson provides essential insights and defense strategies from Waynesville, NC. Understand DUI laws, the impacts of charges, and the critical role of legal representation. Discover steps to mitigate consequences and secure expert guidance. Contact Brad Ferguson for dedicated DUI defense and personalized legal support.

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