What does NC’s criminal law sentencing statistics look like? Top rated Greensboro attorney answers, utilizing information from the North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission’s annual Statistical Report for Felonies and Misdemeanors.
The report analyzes sentencing for convictions from July 2015-June 2016.
The most important statistic to top rated Greensboro lawyers Garrett, Walker, Aycoth and Olson are those involving Guilford County. With a population of roughly half a million, which is about half of Mecklenburg County, the State’s largest population, Guilford County had more felony and misdemeanor convictions. The County was second only to Wake County, which also boosts a higher population.
The State’s death penalty rate was the same as the prior year, with one such conviction. Life without parole, however, was higher than the year before, at 63 sentences as opposing to 2015’s 54. Age played a factor in felony sentencing as offenders in their twenties were more likely than older adults to commit crimes. Habitual felony convictions increased, as prosecutors used this tool more in 2016, with 914 sentences. On the other hand, the firearm enhancement was not used at all.
The most interesting statistic to criminal misdemeanor attorneys is the number of misdemeanors convictions for 2016. The number has been decreasing, and in 2016 it fell below 100,000.
If you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor, and need the assistance of one of the best Greensboro criminal attorneys, contact Garrett, walker, Aycoth and Olson at 336-379-0539 today!