Raleigh Criminal Defense Lawyer
We handle a wide range of criminal defense matters, including those that involve challenging federal crimes, bench and jury trials, and interaction with law enforcement agencies, investigative units, customs officials and the highway patrol. We can help you if you have been charged with a traffic offense, drug crime, white collar crime or any other number of criminal charges that arise in the criminal justice system. A criminal charge will change your life immediately — from the moment you are pulled over and questioned, have had your property searched, or have been taken into custody. These early moments are crucial to your defense. The criminal justice system is an imperfect system and leaves many opportunities for individual rights to be violated. Not every criminal defense lawyer understands these issues. There is a large disparity between the abilities of different lawyers — a disparity that can mean the difference between serious criminal consequences and a minimized impact on your life. Make sure you choose one who can truly help you.
At Michael Scott Petty Attorney at Law, we provide highly effective, quality criminal defense representation. Whether you have been charged with a serious traffic offense or are dealing with accusations of fraud on the federal level, we can help.
Attorney Michael Scott Petty handles a wide range of cases throughout North Carolina, including:
- Federal crimes
- Traffic violations
- Drug crimes
- White collar crimes, such as fraud and embezzlement activities including banking fraud, insurance fraud and money laundering
What Can I Expect In Trial?
One of the most intimidating aspects of the criminal justice system is courtroom proceedings. As an individual accused of a crime, you need to understand what to expect from opposing counsel, from a judge and from the process as a whole.
We work with our clients one-on-one to prepare them for what lies ahead and develop a defense strategy that accounts for details that often go overlooked by inexperienced lawyers or law firms with high-volume caseloads. In some cases, we bring in sentencing and mitigation experts to consult with us and assure that no stone is left unturned in our clients’ defense.
We know you are concerned about taking care of these issues as quickly as possible so you can get back to living your life. We will pursue dropped charges, reduced charges and reduced sentences aggressively on your behalf while doing so in the most cost-effective manner available. We are here to minimize the impact that the government will have on your life.
Reach our office in Raleigh online or by telephone at 919-880-8479 (alternate phone: 919-821-5959) for more information.