The Criminal Defense You Need When Your Life Is On The Line
If you’ve been accused of a serious crime, you are legally considered innocent until proven guilty. Nonetheless, it is easy for people to assume the worst about you, and these assumptions can be very difficult to overcome. You need someone in your corner who knows the law, is skilled in the courtroom and advocates passionately for your best interests even in the face of public condemnation. When you hire the law firm of Julie Boyer, Attorney At Law, that’s exactly what you can expect.
Attorney Julie Boyer brings more than 17 years of experience to each case and client, including previous experience as an assistant capital defender. She understands what is at stake in your case, and she uses every resource available to protect your rights, your freedom and your life.
What Makes A Crime A Capital Offense?
Some states have done away with the death penalty, but it is still an option in North Carolina. Any offense wherein conviction could result in a death sentence is considered a capital case.
Ms. Boyer is ready to defend you against any charges that potentially carry the death penalty, which often include those for crimes that have resulted in the death of one or more people. Examples include:
- Armed robbery
- Rape and other sex offenses
- Drug-related homicides
While murder is generally a capital offense, murder allegedly committed by a juvenile is not, because juveniles in North Carolina cannot face the death penalty. Nonetheless, young defendants require highly skilled representation to avoid potentially spending decades in prison. You can learn more by visiting the page on juvenile criminal defense.
Giving You A Voice And Sense Of Control
From the time those handcuffs are placed on you, it can feel like your fate is entirely in the hands of prosecutors. But attorney Boyer helps you become an active participant in your own defense. She wants to hear your side of the story. And when it comes to major decisions about how to proceed (going to trial, negotiating a plea, etc.), she helps you understand all your options and the likely outcome of each. Then, you decide on the strategy that best meets your needs/goals and the needs of your family.
Continued Advocacy After Conviction
If you are convicted, you are not necessarily out of options. Appeals and other post-conviction work is highly important in capital cases. Many attorneys in North Carolina do not offer post-conviction representation, but Ms. Boyer’s skills in this area are highly regarded. Depending on the details of your case, she may be able to help you appeal the conviction, seek clemency, reduce your sentence and more. Even if you are on death row, you may have more legal options than you realize.
Discuss Your Rights And Legal Options With Attorney Boyer In A Consultation
Julie Boyer, Attorney At Law, serves clients in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and the surrounding counties. Before you decide that you are out of options, contact the firm to speak to a highly experienced criminal defense attorney. Just call 336-930-9678 or fill out an online contact form.