Kure Beach NC Misdemeanor Attorney - Criminal Defense Lawyer
As in most states, crimes in North Carolina as well tear into misdemeanors and felonies.
The term misdemeanor is believed to origin in the late 15th century from mis- which was a prefix for wrong, and Middle English demenure or demeanor which meant handle, manage, conduct.
Compared to felonies, misdemeanors are the "lesser" criminal act—they are generally punished less severely than felonies.
There are four classes of misdemeanors in North Carolina ranging from the least serious Class 3 to the most serious Class A-1. A Class 3 misdemeanor carries a maximum active sentence of 20 days and a Class A-1 misdemeanor carries a maximum active sentence of 150 days of imprisonment. In regards to misdemeanors, the defendant's prior record level is sectioned off into three categories which are: level 1- no prior convictions; level 2- one to four prior convictions and; level 3- five or more prior convictions.
You should contact an attorney immediately if you have been charged with a misdemeanor. Do not discuss your matter with anyone except for your attorney until and if your attorney advises you to. Your attorney can assist in informing you of the many things that can either help or hurt your particular case as well as help you minimize the consequences you will ultimately receive as a result of a criminal charge.
Kure Beach is located on the southern end of Pleasure Island in New Hanover County, North Carolina. It is about 15 miles south of Wilmington and it is part of the Wilmington metropolitan statistical area. The population of Kure Beach, NC was about 1,500 in the year 2000.
If you are charged with a crime or receive a traffic citation in Kure Beach, your court date will be in the New Hanover County courts in Wilmington, North Carolina. Kure Beach has its own police force, but other agencies also have jurisdiction in Kure Beach, NC including New Hanover County Sheriff's Department and North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
Collins Law Firm is located in Wilmington, North Carolina, and does not have an office in Kure Beach, NC. However, we regularly represent people in the New Hanover County courts who have received traffic citations such as speeding tickets or have been charged with a crime in Kure Beach, NC.
The New Hanover County Courthouse is located at 316 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.