"'Why do you represent those criminals?' we are sometimes asked. We're no more in favor of crime than anyone else. The truth is most people charged with crimes are not hardened felons or dangerous criminals. They are working dads, soccer moms or normal people in our community who made a mistake or a poor choice that they now deeply regret. Most of 'those criminals' are just like any of us – fallen people who fall short. Part of my job is to encourage people to get back onto the right path and to help them make the best of their situation." — Attorney Allen C. Foster II
If you are facing criminal charges, the police will not be looking to do you any favors. Despite what they say to get you to confess or otherwise shorten their investigation, they have a job to do. That job is no longer to protect and serve you. That's our job.
At the law firm of Gerrans, Foster & Sargeant, PA, our Kinston criminal law attorneys have extensive experience handling the criminal defense of all crimes ranging from seat belt violations to murder. We are committed to protecting the rights of our clients and will do everything consistent with the law to zealously represent you and your interests.
Do Not Speak To The Police
If you have been arrested or are being investigated, do not talk to the police. You have an absolute constitutional right to remain silent. Most people do not realize that they have this absolute legal authority over the police to call a timeout and seek advice. It is always in your best interest to invoke this right and the corresponding right to speak to an attorney. To do so, you must be clear and specific.
We can always make a statement later if that will help you, but we can never take one back once it's been made. We can do the most when you say the least. Before signing anything or making a statement, contact us as soon as possible to speak to an attorney about your options.
Our criminal defense lawyers handle a wide variety of criminal defense matters, including:
- Traffic violations
- Drivers license suspensions and DMV matters
- All misdemeanors
- All felony charges
- Drug charges
- Offenses against children
- Shaken baby syndrome
- Theft and property crimes
- Homicides and assaults
- Weapons offenses
- Sex crimes
- Federal criminal defense
- White collar crimes
Winning The Information Battle
We will work as quickly as possible to eliminate or reduce criminal charges so you can move on with your life. We are well equipped to handle criminal cases — two of our attorneys are graduates of the Trial Lawyers College and one has served as a former prosecutor in this district.
When you are facing criminal charges in North Carolina, one key strategy is to identify evidence that helps you and exclude evidence that doesn't. As a former prosecutor would, we know how to win this battle. We know how to implement pretrial and trial strategies to protect our clients' rights.
Call Our Kinston And Morehead City Misdemeanor And Felony Defense Attorneys
Put our successful track record on your side. To bring us onto your team today, call our Kinston office at 252.522.4500 or our Morehead City office at 252.773.0015.