Brunswick County Brunswick County Criminal Defense Attorney - Lawyer
Anyone can be charged with a crime. Just because you are charged does not mean you are guilty. In fact, it is a fundamental principle in the United States, that everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you are charged with a crime, you should exercise your right to remain silent (which you always have—even before you are read your Miranda rights) and immediately obtain counsel.
Criminal charges, in addition to a sentence imposed by the court, can result in criminal records which can affect a person for their entire life. Therefore, it is very important that people who are charged take the matter seriously and take appropriate steps to avoid or mitigate the negative consequences of criminal charges. In some cases, it is possible to have criminal records expunged, which means the records are removed from the public records and destroyed by a process called expungement.
Even relatively minor charges like traffic tickets can affect one’s driving privileges, employment, and can cause expensive insurance premium increases. Many times these consequences can be avoided, and sometimes without the necessity of our clients appearing in court. North Carolina is one of the few states that has a disposition known as a Prayer for Judgment Continued or PJC. However, a PJC is not always the best result for all traffic matters. One should always consult an attorney experienced in traffic law if they received a traffic citation.
Brunswick County is the southeastern most county in North Carolina. It is bordered to the south by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the west by Columbus County, and to the northeast by New Hanover County. The county seat of Brunswick County is Bolivia, NC which is approximately 20 minutes south of Wilmington, NC. If you receive a traffic ticket such as a speeding ticket or a criminal charge anywhere in Brunswick County, which is not a federal crime, your court date will be in the Brunswick County courthouse located in Bolivia, NC.
While Collins Law Firm located in Wilmington, North Carolina does not have an office in Brunswick County, attorney David Collins regularly represents people charged with crimes or traffic violations in Brunswick County.
The Brunswick County Courthouse is located at 310 Government Center Drive, NE, Bolivia, NC 28422.