When facing North Carolina Criminal Charges many people realize the errors of their ways are determined not to re-offend. In some cases, like North Carolina Traffic Tickets, people can get multiple tickets in their life times and it's just an expense and inconvenience. But, for North Carolina Criminal Charges, it is not normally an experience a Defendant wants to repeat. In my practice as one of the Raleigh Criminal Defense Lawyers, I assist many clients facing a variety of charges, whether it is their first of thirty-first. Many people have had success, through their attorneys, avoiding a conviction of their first offense. However, for those who are charged a second, subsequent time, it becomes much harder to avoid a conviction. This article will discuss some of the reasons why people re-offend and what can come from such actions.
First, when dealing with a first offender, I always try and stress the importance of not getting subsequent charges. For most of these clients, I can ultimately get these charges dismissed by working with the District Attorney. However, should this same person receive a second, subsequent charge, avoiding a conviction becomes much harder. From the perspective of the District Attorney's Office, helping someone who made a mistake and hadn't fathomed their consequences is very different then someone who's been through this experience before and chose to commit another crime.
For the majority of my clients in the situation of re-offending after their first offense, drug charges are the common denominator. For some reason, some individuals involved with drugs think that by getting caught once, they will not make the same mistakes and get caught again. The reality is, it is very hard to know all the tactics that police will use to try and catch individuals, and knowing about the one way you were caught does not mean you will successfully avoid other means. For many of my clients in this situation, getting caught a second time comes from simple traffic stops or being at the wrong place at the wrong time; neither of which is easily avoidable while still using drugs.
Unfortunately, I believe many people who are caught once and were able to avoid a conviction, they feel that that same option will be available to them again. In reality, it becomes much harder to convince an Assistant District Attorney to work with you in these situations, especially when I, as a Raleigh defense Attorney, am arguing the 'sympathetic Defendant.' The Assistant District Attorneys hear this argument all the time and it's hard to believe when someone has previously been charged and allowed to avoid conviction.
If you are facing a Raleigh Drug Charge or in need of a Raleigh Criminal Attorney, contact the Matheson Law Office today for your free consultation.
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