Greensboro Felony Lawyer

Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson, Attorneys at Law handles every type of Criminal Defense case in North Carolina’s state and federal courts, including misdemeanor and felony cases. Our Greensboro Felony Lawyers handle cases in Greensboro, High Point and Asheboro, NC.

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What is the difference between a Misdemeanor and a Felony in North Carolina?

Generally, North Carolina misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in jail (not prison) and fines. And though a Misdemeanor charge in North Carolina is not as serious as a Felony charge, a misdemeanor conviction could result in significant fines, possible jail time, and will appear on a criminal background check.

Our North Carolina Felony Attorneys work with clients every single day who have Felony charges pending in Greensboro, High Point and Asheboro, North Carolina. If you find yourself accused of a felony, you will need a Guilford County felony lawyer that is experienced in minimizing sentences and the collateral consequences of a felony. Our Greensboro Felony Lawyers work hard for our clients, and if it’s possible at the completion of a case, we work to help our clients have their records expunged. Our Greensboro Criminal Lawyers have experience in District Court, Superior Court, and Federal Court. Our criminal lawyers are former District Attorneys, with three former presidents of the Greensboro Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and they have experience at every level of every type of criminal case to be able to assist you with your situation.

Take a look at the felony sentencing chart below. It breaks down the class of felony on the left side along with the record of the person charged across the top. Our felony attorneys in Greensboro, NC, understand the nuances of felony charges, the sentencing involved, and the steps to protect you from not only your charge, but the collateral consequences of a felony conviction.

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What are the elements of a Felony Charge in North Carolina?

Felony charges involve elements and it’s the State of North Carolina’s responsibility to prove the elements of each Felony charge beyond a reasonable doubt. Our North Carolina Felony Attorneys understand that each client and each case is different. We put everything we can into defending our clients, requiring the state prove the elements of each case while bringing forth the defenses necessary to achieve positive outcomes for our clients. Every case is unique, and your case, your family, your career, and your plans are extremely important to us. We will do everything we can to help you with your Felony case, and if you call us you will the Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson difference. Call today, We’re Here to Help!

What is the punishment for a felony in Greensboro, NC?

North Carolina Felony Charges have a number of possible outcomes. We often find ourselves involved in cases prior to law enforcement taking our charges. We work diligently to help our clients in the pre-charge and pre-indictment phase of cases. In some of our Felony cases we’ve been able to prevent our clients from being charged.

After a Felony charge has been issue by law enforcement, the next step is for the Felony to be served on our client. Our Greensboro Felony lawyers do their very best to work out a consent bond agreement with the District Attorney’s Office and the District Court Judge’s Office to create an agreed upon bond amount for our clients. This is extremely helpful because it allows our clients to turn themselves in on their Felony charge(s) with knowledge of what the bond will be. For instance, on a Felony Trafficking in Heroin case, the bond can sometimes be in excess of $250,000 bond in Guilford County. Our Greensboro Felony Attorneys will meet with the prosecutors with the hope of getting a lower bond agreed to prior to our client turning themselves in. Because Felony cases often have higher bonds, having a consent bond, which is another phrase for bond agreement, in place will allow our client to speak with a bondsman or already have the correct bond amount so that way they can be released as soon as they turn themselves in.

If a Consent Bond Agreement cannot be worked out for a North Carolina Felony Case, then our clients typically turn themselves in or are arrested. Upon arrest, our Felony Lawyers can go to the Greensboro Jail or High Point Jail and speak with the magistrate about their initial bond. If a reasonable bond cannot be set at that point in time, our Lawyers can go to our clients first appearance and explain to a judge what a reasonable bond in the Felony case would be and why the judge should set such a bond.

What type of Bond will I receive for a felony charge?

Typically, at this point our clients have bonded out of custody, but if at this point, they are not able to afford the bond our Greensboro Felony Attorneys will file a bond motion. Depending on the type of case, sometimes our clients are initially under a firearm hold, if they’ve had a crime of violence or firearm case in the past 5 years, or a domestic hold if the crime involves domestic violence. On a Felony case, a judge will hear the bond motion and after hearing the evidence from both sides of the case, the judge may increase the felony bond, decrease the felony bond, or keep the bond the same.

After a bond has been set in a North Carolina Felony case, then our Felony Lawyers will have the opportunity to speak with the District Attorney’s Office about the nature of the case, the current charges, and possible defenses to the charges. Felony charges in Guilford County start in District Court. We have had a lot of success resolving Felony charges in District Court for our clients. The advantage of having a Felony case resolved in District Court is that the client is typically only exposed to a Misdemeanor conviction in District Court. Most Felony charges will not result in a Felony Conviction if the case is resolved in District Court.

If the District Attorney assigned the case decides to indict the Felony case to Superior Court, then they will have their file made ready for presentment to the Grand Jury. The Grand Jury is the gate keeper for Felony cases in North Carolina, and they are the group responsible for indicating cases from District Court to Superior Court. The Felony Lawyers at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson, Attorneys at Law, are extremely familiar with the indictment process, working through cases and preventing indictment, and also helping our clients after their Felony Case have been indicted.

Every North Carolina Felony case is unique, and each case comes down to a number of different factors. Those factors include but aren’t limited to the person’s criminal record, the level of the felony charge, and the facts of the Felony case. Sentences in Superior Court for Felony charges can range anywhere from a PJC, possible Unsupervised Probation, Supervised Probation, to what could be years in prison.

What does a Judge look at when sentencing someone for a felony conviction?

Felony cases focus on the North Carolina Sentencing chart. Felony sentences first look at the record level of the defendant and then at the level of the charge. Once you combine the record level and the level of the charge, you look at the sentencing chart to make the determination of what type of sentence the client would be looking at. Each Felony box also has a level of punishment associated with it. There’s a C-Box Felony Sentence, which could be a fine or Unsupervised Probation. There’s an I-Box Felony Sentence, which could be some form of a Probationary Sentence with the prospect for drug and/or mental health treatment. Then there’s the A-Box Felony Sentence, where the A stands for Active time.

North Carolina Felonies also may result in increased sentences if the client were to have three prior felony convictions. Some terms this rule, a three strikes rule which results in what we in the court system know as, Habitual Felon Status. A client may be indicted as a Habitual Felon, if it’s there fourth felony, and they have at least three prior felony convictions.

The Felony Lawyers at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson, fully understand the nuances of Greensboro Felony Cases and the effect each case can have on our client and their family. Our Greensboro Lawyers are ready to help you with your case and it’s imperative that you call us today so we can setup a Felony Consultation, go over the facts of your case, and prepare for the next steps to help you.

A Felony conviction can have a number of collateral consequences. Among those issues, is that a felony conviction could cost our client the right to vote or the ability to hold public office. Fortunately, North Carolina has enacted rules to help convicted felons to have their rights restored after a prison sentence ends or probation is successfully completed. Another right that a Felon loses is the right bear arms. Once a person has been convicted of a felony they forever lose the right to possess a firearm. Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon can be a state level charge or a federal firearm charge.

Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson, Attorneys at Law – Felony Lawyers in Greensboro You Can Count On

Hiring a Greensboro Criminal Lawyer can make a major difference in a Criminal case. Whether it’s our Greensboro Felony Attorneys working through the nuances of your case pre-trial to prevent charges. Or it’s our Greensboro Criminal Attorneys fighting to have your case remain in District Court while only exposing you to the prospect of a Misdemeanor. Or it’s taking your case to trial in Superior Court in front of a North Carolina jury, and tying your case to acquittal. The Greensboro Attorneys at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson, are here to help you with your case. We will do everything we can to help you navigate the often difficult waters of a felony charge, and be there for you and your family through the entire criminal process.

Contact our Greensboro Felony Lawyers today at 336-379-0539, fill out this contact form, or email us at Our Greensboro Lawyers are here to help!

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Client Review

“Honestly this is the Best lawyer for hard to win cases. If your down bad on your luck and have a case that looks like you’ll be doin immediate jail time Aycoth is your guy. I hired him on a Felony Possesion Firearm and Multiple Assault with Deadly Weapon Offenses and I was acquitted of all Charges. Give this man a call.”                              December 15, 2021

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