Fayetteville, NC, Criminal Defense for Military Personnel Attorney

Some Convictions Last Forever

It is important for Fort Bragg military personnel to take a misdemeanor or felony criminal charge seriously. There are a few areas of law that can affect you for the remainder of your life. What you do in North Carolina can follow you when you leave.

My name is Gregory Byrd, and I am a criminal defense lawyer based in Fayetteville. I represent Fort Bragg military personnel as well as local Cumberland County residents. There are four common situations that I have seen in my criminal defense of military personnel:

Domestic Violence Conviction Consequences

Life in the armed forces can be stressful on the homefront. Money worries, separation, deployment anxiety and drinking are all common factors that can stress a marriage. When a husband and wife have a fight and the police are called, it is highly unusual for the police to leave a home empty-handed. Someone is usually arrested.

A domestic violence charge can carry extremely serious consequences, including:

  • Potential for a chapter 50B protection order when charged with domestic violence
  • Mandatory military discharge if convicted
  • Federal law mandating a lifelong prohibition of firearm use if convicted

If you are already in violation of a restraining order, you are facing a very serious charge that requires very serious criminal defense.

Byrd Is the Word for Criminal Defense of Military Personnel — Call 800-793-1962

If you are in the military and have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony in North Carolina, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you gain an acquittal, dropped charges or minimum consequences. As your attorney, that is what I will seek to do. Call my Fayetteville law office, or contact me online, and we'll get started on your legal defense.