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Violent crime attorneys

We at Dozier Miller believe that everyone deserves a skilled and thorough defense attorney who will exhaust all possible means in protecting your rights throughout a criminal investigation and trial.

The justice system is relentless in cracking down on violent crimes. No matter where you live, the punishments for violent crime charges are severe, with severe jail time possible. The effect a conviction can have on your life — your career, your family, your independence — is staggering.

North Carolina is historically tough in sentencing violent offenders to keep violent crime rates on the decline. Common violent crime charges brought by state prosecutors include robbery, murder, attempted murder, assault, sexual assault and rape, kidnapping and domestic violence. Whether you’re falsely accused or not, you need a skilled, knowledgeable attorney to protect your rights and help you reach the best possible conclusion in your case.

The federal government is equally, if not more, tough in charging and sentencing violent offenders. The federal government has countless prosecutors who specialize in prosecuting violent crimes, to include murder, robberies of banks and other businesses, and firearms offenses.

Additionally, under federal law, federal prosecutors may use underlying violent conduct to increase sentencing penalties. The Federal Sentencing Guidelines are an entire book; not a single sheet of paper with a sentencing grid. If you are charged with a federal crime, you need an attorney who is experienced in practicing in federal court.

If you’ve been accused of any of these crimes, in state or federal court, consult one of our criminal defense lawyers immediately. It is not uncommon for innocent people to damage their cases by talking to police without the advice of a lawyer. Though the court system makes every attempt to correctly identify innocent and guilty parties, innocent people can be convicted due to mishandled defenses.

We at Dozier Miller believe that everyone deserves a skilled and thorough defense attorney who will exhaust all possible means in protecting your rights throughout a criminal investigation and trial. From turning a microscope on the investigator’s work to identifying potential errors and arguing for not guilty verdicts to negotiating sentencing and filing appeals, we’ll stay beside you for every possible step.


When you’re faced with a traffic violation, pleading guilty and paying the fine may seem like the simplest and fastest path to resolution. It’s important to understand a guilty plea can result in more consequences than a simple fine.


Whether you were stopped on the way home after two drinks at happy hour or were involved in a traffic accident where alcohol was a factor, driving under the influence (DUI) charges are serious matters.


Being put on probation is an alternative to being put in jail — it’s a second chance. However, probation comes with rules and restrictions. If those rules are broken, there’s a risk of having probation revoked and being ordered to jail.


Conviction in drug crime cases can have serious and permanent effects on your future, long after you’ve paid the steep fines or served time. If you’ve been arrested on drug possession, trafficking or manufacturing charges, it is critical that you contact an experienced drug crime defense attorney.


White collar crimes are financially motivated and “characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust” — being charged with white collar crime can ruin the reputation and financial stability of an individual or organization. From embezzlement and money laundering to identity theft, fraud and more, these charges and the resulting investigations are serious matters. If you or your business are the target of an investigation, or charged with a white-collar crime, contact our criminal defense attorneys.


Whether you are charged in a drug and money laundering conspiracy, racketeering or other conspiracy, you need an attorney who understands the intricacies of federal conspiracy law.

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