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North Carolina Homicide Defense

Being charged with or even being a person of interest in a Homicide investigation is something to be taken very seriously in North Carolina.  If convicted, the maximum sentence for certain types of Homicide like Murder can mean a death sentence or life without the possibility of parole.  Police usually always look to spouses and other friends or family close to the victim when investigating a homicide case.  Everyone close to the victim is a suspect.  Never speak to the police without first speaking to an experienced attorney in North Carolina.

Are you a person of interest in a Homicide investigation?  Contact us today.

DNA and forensic science have advanced leaps and bounds since the O.J. Simpson trial in the 90s.  Not only is DNA examined, if available, but other evidence such as blood splatter, time of death, cause of death, and other relevant information is used by police to gather evidence to make a case.  These cases are the most serious in North Carolina and require experts from many scientific fields including medical examiners and other forensic experts to offset the experts relied on by the State.  There are a myriad of Homicide cases in North Carolina as set out below.

Homicide Crimes in North Carolina


  • First-Degree Murder
  • Second-Degree Murder
  • Murder of an Unborn Child


  • Voluntary Manslaughter
  • Voluntary Manslaughter of an Unborn Child
  • Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Involuntary Manslaughter of an Unborn Child

Death by Vehicle

Hire a North Carolina Homicide Lawyer

For the most serious charges in the State of North Carolina, you need a team of experienced lawyers, experts, and jury professionals handling your case.  These are not inexpensive cases to try, but the outcome of these kinds of cases can carry some of the most severe consequences in the State.  Take the time to consider your options when consulting with attorneys in order to find a group that you can feel values your input and works hard on your case.  The attorneys at LAWSMITH, The Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, PLLC can help.  Call us today for a free consultation.

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Our stellar team at the Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, PLLC are ready to fight for our clients. 


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250 Executive Park Blvd
Suite 100
Winston-Salem, NC 27103


204 Muirs Chapel Road
Suite 104
Greensboro, NC 27410

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