With more than 120 combined years of legal expertise, the attorneys of Beaver Courie Sternlicht, Hearp & Broadfoot understand that circumstances requiring our help are often stressful, scary, and challenging. Whether you have been charged with a crime, DWI or traffic violation, you’re preparing for a divorce or custody battle, or you have been seriously injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, we know the weight of a potentially life-altering situation can be too much for one person to carry alone. That’s why our attorneys stay ready to take that stress off your shoulders. We know how to guide you through the legal process while keeping you informed. When results matter the lawyers at Beaver Courie have the knowledge and experience to make a difference.
If you are charged with a crime in North Carolina, it can have serious long-term consequences. Whether you have been arrested for drunk driving, drug possession, shoplifting, assault, domestic violence, or another crime, the penalties for a conviction can be severe. At Beaver Courie Law Firm, our attorneys have over 60 years of combined experience making a difference for defendants in Cumberland County, Hoke County, and beyond. Our dedicated team of Fayetteville criminal lawyers have the legal knowledge, trial experience, and fighting spirit to fully investigate your case, explore all defensive options, and protect your rights to the fullest extent of the law. As soon as you find out you are being investigated for a crime, it is important to retain an attorney right away. Hiring a criminal attorney in Fayetteville or Raeford early in the process may affect whether or not you are charged at all. The criminal defense lawyers at Beaver Courie are available and ready to protect you at the earliest stages to the very end.
At Beaver Courie, the criminal attorneys serving Fayetteville and Raeford know how to fight for those charged with drug possession, drug manufacturing, drug trafficking, drug distribution, and more. In North Carolina, the penalties for a drug charge will often depend on the schedule type of the drug involved. Marijuana is a Schedule VI controlled substance. Drugs in Schedule V, IV, III, II, and I are increasingly more likely to be dangerous and addictive. The higher the schedule type, the higher the criminal penalties will be for associated charges. Our criminal defense team has successfully defended clients under a large range of circumstances involving drug offenses. Whether its marijuana, cocaine, heroin, meth, or illegal prescription drugs, our lawyers have the know-how to investigate the evidence, explore all possible defenses, and find weaknesses in the prosecution's case.Sex Crimes
Sex offenses, such as rape, sexual battery, sexual exploitation, and indecent liberties are often considered among the most terrible crimes a person can commit. Prosecution of these crimes in both Fayetteville and Raeford can become a long, difficult process for the accused, and penalties for a conviction often include lifetime registration as a sex offender and prolonged prison sentences. With decades of experience defending sex charges, the Fayetteville criminal lawyers at Beaver Courie understand how to navigate these incredibly complicated situations. Through hard work, concentrated investigation and aggressive litigation, our attorneys have obtained exceptional results for clients in all types of sex offense cases, including the dismissal of more than 100 separate charges of child sex abuse in one of the highest-profile sex offense cases in North Carolina history.Violent Crimes
Depending on the facts of a case, violent crime charges such as assault, assault with a deadly weapon, stalking, communicating threats, kidnapping, robbery, or homicide range from low-level misdemeanors all the way to the highest-level felonies. Whether arising from a workplace altercation, a bar fight, road rage, or a dispute at home, there is the potential for serious consequences and active jail time when dealing with a violent crime. Our Fayetteville criminal attorneys have established an expertise in handling all kinds of violent crime charges. We routinely employ aggressive defense strategies examining the charges based on the severity of any alleged injuries, the potential claims of self-defense, the intent of the accused, and more.DWI / DUI
In North Carolina, being charged with driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs can have life altering consequences. People charged with a DWI / DUI are often convicted because their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was above the legal limit (0.08 or greater) while operating a motor vehicle. The legal limit is even less if you are a commercial driver (0.04 or greater). DWI/DUI charges can result in a license suspension that may affect your ability to get to work or school, and convictions can leave you with a criminal record that undermines your personal and professional opportunities. Our award-winning DWI attorneys are highly skilled at exploring all possible defenses in a case. For example, there may be ways to challenge the reason for the police stopping your vehicle, the tests police used to gauge impairment, and other procedural mistakes that may have occurred. The top priority for our team of Fayetteville DWI lawyers is exploring all possible ways to avoid conviction, but even when conviction is inevitable, we continue our efforts to minimize the penalties you may face so you can work your way back to normal.Traffic Tickets
Traffic violations can create significant issues when they are not dealt with properly. If left unchecked, mismanaged, or handled without the help of an experienced traffic attorney, tickets can cause a hefty increase in insurance premiums as well as result in the revocation of your ability to drive. Our Fayetteville and Raeford traffic attorneys understand the ins and outs of traffic law and are skilled in managing traffic tickets and driving records. In every case they will work in a manner geared towards keeping points off your license, your insurance premiums low, and your wheels on the road. In most cases, our traffic lawyers will go to court to negotiate on your behalf and eventually come to a resolution you are happy with without you ever having to step into court. If your license has been revoked or suspended, our attorneys can also assist you with cleaning up your driving record, managing driving while license revoked (DWLR) charges, and reinstating your license.Family Law
The attorneys at Beaver Courie know that there are few things more challenging than managing the effects of a legal dispute involving your family. Whether you just want to know your options, or you are already involved in a heated legal battle, our family law team is here to help you find a solution geared towards reaching your ideal outcome. Our goal is to tailor our representation to your needs, and our team is fully prepared to meet those needs whether that means helping you negotiate a friendly and harmonious resolution with a family member or aggressively advocating for your interests in and out of the courtroom. Our family law attorney is an experienced litigator and knowledgeable at managing all manners of potential family law issues including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony proceedings, or prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. If you or your family lives in the Fayetteville or Raeford area, you should consult with a family law attorney before tackling the challenges of a family law dispute alone. Beaver Courie Law Firm is ready to help.Domestic Violence
A person can be charged with domestic violence when they inflict physical injury upon someone with whom they have a personal relationship, such as a spouse, significant other, child, family member, or roommate. A person may also be charged for attempts to injure, for placing someone in fear of imminent serious injury, or for continually harassing someone to the point of inflicting emotional distress. Domestic violence convictions may have serious consequences including substantial jail time, but it may also have an impact on child custody, professional licensure, and citizenship. Domestic violence defendants may also be subjected to civil restraining orders that restrict their rights and create potential for additional criminal charges if violated. As a result, defendants often find their rights and freedoms at great risk while facing opposition from both the criminal and civil sides of the court system. The domestic violence attorneys at Beaver Courie are here to help. Our years of experience defending domestic violence charges has made us skilled at navigating the difficulties that come with mounting an aggressive defense in both criminal and civil courts at once.Serious Personal Injury
With over 40 years of experience in serious personal injury law, our personal injury team knows accidents resulting in serious injuries will often create a far-reaching and long-lasting impact on those involved. We understand that while all you want to do is rest and heal your physical injuries, you are also burdened with the mental and emotional stress of climbing medical bills, insurance adjusters, and often opposing parties trying to shift blame. While these issues may be overwhelming on your own, our personal injury lawyers at Beaver Courie are here to help do the heavy lifting while you focus on the healing process. Our attorneys are highly experienced in a wide variety of personal injury cases, including car accidents, slip and fall cases, defective product cases, and medical malpractice. If you have suffered serious injury in an accident caused by the negligence of another you may be entitled to damages including lost income and earning capacity, past and future medical expenses, property damage, scarring and disfigurement, and pain and suffering. Personal injury claims are often time-sensitive and cannot be pursued outside a specific time frame designated by a particular statute of limitations. Don’t miss your opportunity to be compensated, contact our personal injury attorneys today to explore your legal options.Speak With an Experienced Team of Attorneys in Fayetteville, Raeford, and Surrounding Communities
If you are charged with a crime or traffic violation, are engaged in a family law dispute, or have been seriously injured in North Carolina, you should speak with a knowledgeable and skillful defense attorney who can guide you through each step of the process. At Beaver Courie Law Firm, we are committed to providing strong communication, zealous advocacy, and continuous support to our clients. Our team of lawyers represent clients across Fayetteville and Raeford, including Fort Bragg. We also have experience representing clients in Robeson, Harnett, Moore, Johnson, New Hanover, Bladen, Columbus and Brunswick Counties.
Call us at 910-323-4600 or use our online form to set up a confidential appointment to discuss your situation today.
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