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Defending Against Murder Charges in North Carolina

Murder is classified under the law as intentionally taking a human life. In North Carolina, murder can be charged in the first or second degree, depending on the specifics of the case.

First-Degree Murder in North Carolina

First-degree murder is characterized by killing using any of the following measures:

  • A weapon of mass destruction
  • Poisoning
  • Lying in wait
  • Imprisonment
  • Starving or torturing

You can also be charged with first-degree murder if you kill someone in the process of committing another felony, such as a robbery, arson, kidnapping or rape.

First-degree murder is a Class A felony, which means that it is punishable by either death or life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Second-Degree Murder in North Carolina

Second-degree murder occurs without premeditation. Malice and recklessness are hallmarks of this offense. It is a Class B2 felony in North Carolina, punishable by:

  • 94 to 393 months in prison

Do not speak to the police before contacting your Raleigh murder defense attorney. Call (919) 805-3663 for a Confidential Consultation.

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