Avery County, North Carolina Criminal Lawyers

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Steven Cheuvront
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Burke County, NC Criminal Law Lawyer
(828) 413-4720 PO Box 25
Jonas Ridge, NC 28641
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
West Virginia University
I am married with 3 children. I was raised in WV by two wonderful parents. My dad worked in a glass factory, and later after it closed, an aerospace manufacturer. I know the value of a hard earned dollar and maintain low fees to help everyone. I have experience in all aspects of criminal law including DWI, Speeding, various misdemeanors and felonies. I also handle employment law, personal injury and worker's compensation. I enjoy mediating divorce/custody cases and doing adoptions. I have vast experience with Domestic violence cases all over the western part...
David Turlington III
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Watauga County, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(828) 263-8860 184 N. Water Street
Suite 4
Boone, NC 28607
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Serving North Carolina, Boone and the High Country since 1987
Mr. Joshua J. Teague
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Watauga County, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(828) 262-9897 827 W King St
Boone, NC 28607
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Elder and Juvenile
Wake Forest University School of Law
Mr. Teague is general practice attorney and a graduate of Appalachian State University and Wake Forest University School of Law. Mr. Teague is originally from Boone, North Carolina and returned to Boone to practice in 2007. Mr. Teague believes strongly in a commitment to personal service when handling his clients legal issues.
Britt Springer
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Watauga County, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(828) 386-1705 756 W. King St.
Boone, NC 28607
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
University of Oregon School of Law
Britt graduated form the University of Oregon School of Law in 2003. She began her legal career with the District Attorneys office and served for 11 years including time spent as Chief Prosecutor for the 24th District Attorney’s office, prosecuting homicide cases in Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, Yancey, and Madison Counties. Britt uses her knowledge and passion for litigation to work on behalf of her clients through the entire legal process from indictment, pre- and post-trial hearings, jury selection, and litigation to sentencing. Britt and her husband John live in Boone with their two children – Lilly and Reed.
Tyler Payton Hite
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Watauga County, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(828) 263-4907 827 W. King St.
Boone, NC 28607
Criminal, DWI, Estate Planning and Traffic Tickets
Syracuse University College of Law
Matthew Rupp
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Watauga County, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(828) 265-0016 910 West King Street
Boone, NC 28607
Criminal, Construction, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Duke University School of Law
Matt grew up in Boone before leaving the area to attend college at the University of Notre Dame and law school at Duke University. After law school, Matt worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, before returning to North Carolina to work at the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office. Matt eventually convinced his wife and family to return to his hometown of Boone to work in the Distirict Attorney's Office in Watauga and Avery Counties. Since going into private practice, Matt has used his trial skills to fight for his clients in the courtroom.
James Minick
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Buncombe County, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(828) 333-5024 30 Orchard Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Charlotte School of law
James Minick is the NC DWI Guy. James works relentlessly to hold officers accountable in their DWI investigation process. When he meets with his clients, he will review all the potential consequences, criminal, driving and otherwise, and come up with a comprehensive game plan for obtaining the best possible outcome on the case. Find more information at www.minicklaw.com or call (828) 333-5024 for a free consultation.
Dustin S.  McCrary
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County, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(828) 221-2999 118 Main St NW
Suite 200
Lenoir, NC 18645
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
North Carolina Central University
Divorce is tough. There’s no way around it. Divorce is stressful, intensely emotional, and overwhelming. It is the perfect storm of problems, from determining child custody arrangements, divvying up assets, and untangling previously tangled lives.

There’s where I come in. I’m Dustin McCrary, a divorce lawyer focusing on the needs of divorce and separation, child custody, child support, alimony and spousal support, property distribution, and domestic violence. And I’m here to help.

My clients would tell you that I have the natural ability to put them at ease. I have a calming presence and genuinely care about every person I meet. I’m...
Christopher Reinhardt
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Buncombe County, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(828) 254-0499 160 E. Chestnut Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Christopher B. "Chris" Reinhardt is a native and life long resident of North Carolina. He is a second generation attorney, his father being an accomplished real estate attorney in Durham, North Carolina. Chris was admitted to practice in 2003, North Carolina and has practiced in the Asheville area since being admitted. Community: Chris is currently the Legal Counsel for Daniel Boone Council of the Boy Scouts of America serving all of the 14 western most counties of North Carolina. Chris is a Past-President of the Brevard College Alumni Advisory Board, which he has been a member of from...
Ana S. Nunez
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Buncombe County, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(828) 477-4120 1 N Pack Square #403
Asheville, NC 28801
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Immigration
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Ana S. Nuñez practices in both our Criminal Defense and our Immigration practice areas. She was recruited from the Public Defender’s office in Wake County. Being an immigrant herself, she understands the importance of having an advocate in your corner when you need it the most. Fluent in Spanish, Ana serves on the Governor’s advisory council on Hispanic/Latino affairs, she has been named a Top 40 Under 40 Attorney by the National Trial Lawyers, and she was recognized with the Citizen Lawyer Award by the NC Bar Association for exemplary public service to her community. She is a graduate of...
Gordon Z. Langer Esq.
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(828) 490-7433 37 Haywood St
#200
Asheville, NC 28801
Free ConsultationBuncombe County, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Nova Southeastern University
You are probably feeling stressed about receiving a traffic ticket or DWI/DUI. You can relax. I am the founder of Langer Law Firm Ticket Defense, and I would be happy to personally handle your case for you. In the vast majority of cases, you will NOT have to go to court, and I will do everything possible to ensure that you receive no insurance points if such an outcome is possible in your case. I successfully resolve speeding tickets, reckless driving citations, missed court dates, designated lane violations, failures to reduce speed, running stop signs and...
Joel C.  Harbinson
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Alexander County, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(828) 632-4264 70 East Main Avenue
P. O. Box 400
Taylorsville, NC 28681
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Joel C. Harbinson attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated in 1977 with an A.B. degree and from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 1979 with a J.D. degree. He has been self-employed since 1979 as a criminal, domestic, and personal injury attorney in Taylorsville. In addition, Joel is a certified mediator in Superior Court cases, receiving accreditation from the N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission in 1998, and is a certified arbitrator in District Court cases. Joel is the former President of the 22nd Judicial District Bar Association (1987-1988, 1999-2000) and a...
Mrs. Katherine B. H. Dare Esq.
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Buncombe County, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(828) 505-7838 1796 Hendersonville Road
Suite U
Asheville, NC 28806
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Appalachian School of Law
I am a solo practitioner in Asheville, North Carolina. I serve Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania and the surrounding Western North Carolina counties. I focus my practice primarily on family law related issues, including divorce, child custody, child support, domestic violence, and criminal law related issues including traffic and juvenile matters.
James Thomas Amburgey
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Buncombe County, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(828) 989-3210 22 South Pack Square Suite #1200
Asheville, NC 28801
Criminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
Appalachian School of Law
Thomas Amburgey Is a former prosecutor, and board-certified specialist in state criminal law. As an assistant District Attorney for Buncombe County, he handled thousands of cases, ranging from speeding tickets to first degree murder. That immeasurable experience gives him an advantage in the courtroom.

Many criminal defense attorneys only experience a handful of trials. Thomas Amburgey has tried hundreds of cases in front of a judge and over 70 in front of a jury. Regardless of the charge, Amburgey Law has the trial experience to defend you.

In 2017, Thomas received an AV Preeminent Peer Rating from Martindale Hubbell, America’s oldest and...
Curtis Sluder
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Buncombe County, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(866) 276-1917 260 New Leicester Highway
Asheville, NC 28806
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Born in Asheville, NC. UNC-Asheville, Political Science/Philosophy(Magna Cum Laude), UNC School of Law (Honors), Phi Delta Phi, National Association of Criminal Defense, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, North Carolina Bar Association, Buncombe County Bar Association, North Carolina State Bar. Hobbies include Drag Racing, Automobile Reconditioning. I have built the largest traffic defense practice in Western North Carolina, Representing thousands of traffic clients, Hundreds of DWI clients, and have a flare for getting driving licenses restored. Lets discuss racing at the track, and not on the highway.
William Lenox Fay
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Buncombe County, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(828) 412-4755 1 North Pack Sq.
Suite 403
Asheville , NC 28801
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
Saint Louis University School of Law
I finished law school in 2005 and immediately opened my own firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. I began my practice taking criminal cases in North Carolina state courts, with matters ranging from simple speeding tickets up to high level felonies. My practice has been a success because I care deeply for my clients, I consistently get them fantastic results, and I create fee structures that people can actually afford. Over my career, I have taught several seminars to other attorneys on how to properly defend criminal and traffic cases, with a significant emphasis on teaching defense of...
Matthew D. Byerley
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Alexander County, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(828) 635-0098 171 Main Ave Dr
Taylorsville, NC 28681
Criminal, DWI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Elon University School of Law
Matthew Damon Byerley was born and raised in Alexander County, graduating from Alexander Central High School in 2003. Matthew is a 2007 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He obtained his law degree from Elon University School of Law in 2011. While at Elon Law, Matthew concentrated his studies in general practice and litigation. He became a licensed attorney in North Carolina in August 2011, and has been practicing in Alexander and the surrounding counties since that time. Matthew and his wife, Catherine, also an attorney, reside in Conover, North...
Anthony Tuorto
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Buncombe County, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(828) 552-5393 20 Battery Park Avenue
Ste. 607.4
Asheville, NC 28801
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Vermont Law School and Vermont Law School
Anthony Tuorto graduated from Vermont Law School and completed an externship in the Buncombe County Public Defender's Office. Anthony served for several years as an Assistant District Attorney in Henderson, Polk, and Transylvania Counties before entering private practice. His years in the public sector have given him the opportunity to try hundreds of cases, spend countless hours in the courtroom, and develop expertise in all aspects of criminal law.
Corey James MacKinnon
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McDowell County, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(828) 559-2567 93 S Main St
Marion, NC 28752
Criminal, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Traffic Tickets
Charlotte School of Law
Corey founded MacKinnon Law with the idea of providing McDowell County residents with legal representation and customer service normally only available in bigger markets. Corey served nearly 10 years as a police officer with the UNC Charlotte Police Department and Mooresville Police Department prior to and during law school. As a police officer, Corey was a road officer, a field training officer, a SWAT/SERT Member, and then a Detective. During law school Corey took internships with the Recording Industry Association of America, the Iredell County District Attorney's Office, and the United...
John Crotts
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Rutherford County, NC Criminal Law Attorney
(828) 286-3332 215 N. Main St
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Criminal, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Appalachian School of Law
John B. Crotts is a partner at King Law Offices. He currently practices primarily in the areas of wills and estates, elder law, business law, municipal law, personal injury, civil litigation, and criminal law. In addition to many other individual and corporate clients, John currently represents several municipal and local government entities, including the Town of Spindale, Town of Bostic, Chimney Rock Village, Broad River Water Authority, and Forest City Housing Authority. John is a native of Rutherford County and stays very active in his community. He is a member of Adaville Baptist Church in Spindale where he is a Deacon,...
Scott Keegan Dillin
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Buncombe County, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(828) 333-4867 1 Oak Plaza
Suite 209
Asheville, NC 28801
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Campbell Law School
Scott Dillin grew up in Asheville, North Carolina and is a Dean's List graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his Juris Doctor and MBA from Campbell University. Scott clerked for the Honorable Judge Richard Elmore of the Court of Appeals, and worked for several years as an Assistant District Attorney where he learned the policies and procedures of that office and their approach to a wide variety of criminal and traffic charges. He has personally tried hundreds of assaults, DWI, and traffic cases, and brings the benefit of this experience to his clients.
Edward Lawrence Hedrick V
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Alexander County, NC Criminal Law Lawyer
(828) 228-2398 22 W. Main Ave.
2nd Floor
Taylorsville, NC 28681
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Edward, a Taylorsville native, knew from a young age that his calling in life was to be an attorney. Some of his earliest memories involve watching his father at his law office. Over the years, his desire to help others through legal work has only grown stronger. Edward is a third-generation lawyer, and it brings him immense pride to practice in the same building as both his father and grandfather before him.

An avid Tar Heel fan, Edward attended UNC Chapel Hill for his undergraduate studies. He received degrees in both economics and public policy.

For his legal education, Edward...
Anthony Ryan Morrow
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Rutherford County, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(855) 667-7697 185 N. Main Street
Suite L
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Family and Traffic Tickets
California Western School of Law and North Carolina Central University School of Law
Once Anthony graduated law school he was offered a position with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago, Illinois as an Assistant State’s Attorney. In that position, he was able to gain valuable courtroom experience handling approximately 10-30 hearings a day, every day, for 18 months. As part of his duties, Anthony was assigned to the Child Protective Services Division. In that capacity, he was responsible for handling serious cases of child abuse and neglect. From initial emergency custody hearings through terminating parental rights, Anthony fought to ensure that children were not left in the...
James O. Rice Jr.
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Buncombe County, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(828) 258-1590 61 N. Market St.
Asheville, NC 28801
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
George Mason University School of Law
James O. Rice, Jr. is an experienced criminal defense attorney in Asheville, who can provide you with the strong legal representation you need to fight the charges against you. When your future is on the line, it’s critical that you have someone on your side who will fight zealously for your freedom. Attorney Rice has assisted numerous clients against criminal charges, and can offer you his expertise and resources in order to help you develop a solid legal defense against the prosecution. Attorney Rice has experience with a variety of criminal law matters in North Carolina, including but not...
Mr. Rodney G. Hasty
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Buncombe County, NC Criminal Law Lawyer
(828) 258-2296 14 South Pack Square
Suite 600
Asheville, NC 28801
Free ConsultationCriminal
Wake Forest University School of Law
Rodney attended North Carolina State University and graduated cum laude with honors in 1991 with a degree in Political Science with a Criminal Justice concentration. He then obtained his Juris Doctor at the Wake Forest University School of Law in 1995. While at Wake Forest, Rodney was the Captain of the International and Constitutional Law Moot Court teams which won several awards in inter-school competition. Rodney joined the Buncombe County District Attorney's office in 1995 and worked as an Assistant District Attorney until 2009. While there, he tried over 160 jury trials, including capital murder, adult and child sex offenses, armed...
James Karl Jordan IV
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Wilkes County, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(336) 667-1441 204 E. Main St.
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Criminal, Divorce, Employment and Family
University of North Carolina School of Law
I am a double Tarheel, UNC-CH and UNC Law alum, and a licensed North Carolina attorney. I am a Statesville, Iredell county native. I love the Lord, Jesus Christ, our great Advocate and Defender, and am an active member at Franklin Baptist Church in Salisbury, NC. In my spare time I enjoy Bible study, volunteering, spending time with family, sports of all kinds, cooking and hiking.
Mark Nelson Morris
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Rutherford County, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(828) 286-3866 187 North Washington Street
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Mark Morris was voted Best Attorney of Rutherford County, North Carolina by the Rutherford County Daily Courier Readers Poll for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. He practices family law, automobile accidents, criminal law and civil litigation in Rutherford, Polk, Cleveland, and McDowell Counties of North Carolina. Mark has also won the Clients Choice Award through Avvo. He fights for his clients' rights to obtain the best results possible.
Michael Jon Macht
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Buncombe County, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(828) 252-0002 4 Doctors Park
Ste. J2
Asheville, NC 28801
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law and Catawba College
Tony Rollman
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Buncombe County, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(828) 253-7788 One Oak Plaza, Suite 301
Asheville, NC 28801
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Stetson University College of Law
A. Michael Edwards
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McDowell County, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(828) 652-8011 137 Logan St
Marion, NC 28752
Criminal
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Mr. Jody S. Lanier
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Buncombe County, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(828) 575-8417 60 Court Plaza
Asheville, NC 28801
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Jody Lanier, Asheville DWI/DUI, Drug, and Traffic Ticket Lawyer. Asheville Personal Injury and Car Accident Lawyer.
Burcu Hensley
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Madison County, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(828) 680-0803 32 N. Main Street
PO Box 907
Marshall, NC 28753
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Campbell Law School
Hensley Law Firm is the solo practice of Attorney Burcu Hensley. I practice criminal law and my goal is to help my clients navigate through the problems they face. Everyone is thrown a curveball once in a while, and it's helpful to have a dedicated professional in your corner. Through counseling and powerful advocacy, I find solutions to help my clients go back to living their lives without having to worry about their legal problems. There is no charge for basic consultations, so please give me a call today to see how I can help you. If you would...
Noe Levi Flores
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Buncombe County, NC Criminal Law Lawyer
(828) 253-5454 1950 Hendersonville Rd. #2091
Skyland, NC 28776
Free ConsultationCriminal, Consumer, IP and Personal Injury
Ben Scales Jr
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Buncombe County, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(863) 529-8312 PO Box 7382
Asheville, NC 28802
Criminal, Appeals and Entertainment & Sports
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Arlaine Rockey
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Madison County, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(828) 279-6735 PO Box 656
Marshall, NC 28753
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Jenna Blackwell
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Madison County, NC Criminal Law Attorney
(828) 689-3037 10 N Main Street
PO Box 1418
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Criminal, Business, Collections and DWI
M. Anthony Burts II
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Catawba County, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(888) 314-7127 22 South Main Avenue
Newton, NC 28658
Criminal and Personal Injury
David Budd II
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Buncombe County, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(828) 350-3814 207 Hillside Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Scott Armstrong
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Madison County, NC Criminal Law Lawyer
(828) 333-5209 40 N. Merrimon Avenue, Suite 307
Asheville, NC
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Family and Juvenile
Matthew Poteet
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Catawba County, NC Criminal Law Lawyer
(828) 324-4111 327 3rd Avenue North West
Hickory, NC 28601
Criminal, DWI and Workers' Comp
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Avery County Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Blue Ridge Area Volunteer Lawyers Program
(704) 264-5640
Boone, NC


Pisgah Legal Services Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyers (MAVL) Administered
(828) 253-0406
Asheville, NC

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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.