If you are charged with capital murder, you don’t want to place your future — and possibly your very life — in the hands of a recent law school graduate. You need an attorney who has real experience handling such extremely serious cases.
I am attorney The Law Firm of Brent D. Ratchford, and I have the credentials you seek. I have diligently defended clients in numerous murder trials over the years, and I am well-known as one of the leading homicide and murder defense attorneys in Gastonia, NC. Many of my cases have been high-profile affairs that were covered extensively by the media.
At one point in the 1970s, Gastonia was the murder capitol of the U.S. As a local lawyer who was born, raised and educated in this city, I am very familiar with the community. I also know the prosecutors and judges throughout the area.
The charge of homicide is slightly less serious than the charge of murder, although both involve a death. If you accidentally hit and killed a pedestrian with your car, for instance, it would likely be considered vehicular homicide or manslaughter.
If you were charged with any violent crime, I will fight for a complete acquittal. If that is not possible, I can vigorously work to reduce the charges down to a lesser offense. As part of my effort on your behalf, I work closely with forensic experts and other professionals to fully gather all evidence and develop a strong defense strategy.