Articles in Category: Criminal Defense

Using “The Castle Doctrine” to Obtain Immunity from Criminal Prosecution: Part 1

February 17, 2020 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

In 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly significantly expanded the common law defenses of self-defense and defense of others when it enacted G.S.§ 14-51.2 and G.S. § 14-51.3. These statutes apply to offenses occurring on or after 1 December 2011. Together, these statutes (The Castle Doctrine Statutes) create a rebuttable presumption that the lawful occupant… View Article

Steps in a Criminal Trial

June 19, 2018 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

1. Arraignment After the arrest or initial incident, the accused that’s charged with a crime is called before a criminal court judge. During this period there are many things that occur: The charges are read The defendant decides whether he or she will be using an attorney or public defender (if eligible) The defendant pleads… View Article

New Laws in North Carolina You May Want To Know About

February 1, 2018 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

Recently, there have been new laws passed in North Carolina. At the Robinson Law Firm, we want all of our clients to stay in the know about laws in our state. Here are a few of the recently enacted laws you should know about.   Senate Bill 445: Expungements North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed… View Article

Robinson Asks for Dismissal on November, 2000 Murder Case

September 18, 2017 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

Local Criminal Defense Attorney, Les Robinson, requested a judge dismiss the murder charge against Mirna Aguirre-Palma, due to mental incompetence. Since charged for the murder of her son in 2000, Aquirre-Palma has been diagnosed with and treated for schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type and held in state custody without bond. As part of the proceedings, Forensic… View Article

NACDA Names Robinson to “TOP 10”

March 30, 2017 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

For the third year in a row, Attorney Leslie “Les” Robinson has been selected as a recipient of the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys’ TOP 10 for the state of North Carolina. The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDA) reviews more than one million attorneys across the United States to bestow the most… View Article

Elected for Business NC 2016 Legal Elite

September 1, 2016 – Published by Robinson Law Firm

For the second year in a row, Attorney Les Robinson was elected by his professional peers to be a member of the Business North Carolina Magazine’s Legal Elite. His recognition is reflected in the level of work ethic and unyielding commitment to the field of law. This prestigious recognition is awarded to a select few… View Article