Waxhaw Criminal Lawyers

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J. Bradley Smith Esq.
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Free Consultation! Dedicated Criminal Lawyer! Aggressive Representation!

I am a knowledgeable and skilled criminal defense attorney. I am dedicated to fighting for the rights and interests of the accused! Visit my website to see testimonials and case results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Bill Powers
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North Carolina Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years of experience

Charlotte NC "Lawyer of the Year - Criminal Defense: General Practice" 2018 Best Lawyers®; 2019 Best Lawyers® Past President of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice 2016 - 2017 Read More »
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V. James Filliben
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My firm is committed to fighting for your freedom & rights. Call us today!

Experienced Advocate. Engaged Counselor. Effective Litigator. Licensed and admitted in North Carolina State Courts as well as the United States District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina since... Read More »
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Jeff Thompson
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Free Consultation! Dedicated Criminal Defense Attorney! Fighting for Justice!

I am an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer. I passionately fight to protect the rights of the criminally accused!! Visit my website to see testimonials and results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Anastasia Cowan
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Criminal Defense Lawyer! Fighting to Defend You!

I am a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney. I will work tirelessly for the best possible case results! Visit my website to see client testimonials and case results. Call now for a free consultation! Read More »
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(704) 372-5155 4108 Park Road
Suite 220
Charlotte, NC 28209
Criminal
Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years of experience
(980) 500-9370 7516 Hogans Bluff Lane
Charlotte, NC 28227
Criminal
Monroe, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years of experience
(704) 282-1167 PO Box 1788
108 West Jefferson Street
Monroe, NC 28112
Criminal and DWI
Monroe, NC Criminal Law Attorney
(704) 289-2548 315 N Main St
Monroe, NC 28112
Criminal, DWI, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Indian Trail, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years of experience
(704) 841-6697 305 Post Office Dr
Indian Trail, NC 28079
Criminal and Workers' Comp
Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Attorney
(704) 377-8881 2319 Crescent Ave
Charlotte, NC 28207
Criminal and Business
Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Lawyer
(980) 220-2547 3228 Nevada Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28273
Criminal
Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Attorney
(704) 375-7070 2120 Scott Ave
Charlotte, NC 28203
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Attorney
(704) 531-2374 3801 E Independence Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28205
Criminal and DWI
Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years of experience
(704) 996-5437 1127 Ilana Court
Charlotte, NC 28204
Criminal and DWI
Kimberly Olsinski Esq.
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Free Consultation! Experienced & Compassionate Defense Lawyer! Fighting for You!

I will knowledgeably and skillfully defend you against criminal charges. I will aggressively protect your rights and interests! Visit my website for more information and client reviews. Call for a free consultation! Read More »
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Adam M. Seifer
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RATED BY SUPERLAWYERS. TEAM of CRIM lawyers! Free Consult. 17 years experience

Adam is the head of SeiferFlatow's DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense, and Traffic Ticket departments. He is well-respected in the industry, having received numerous awards as voted by clients and peers. Read More »
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Matthews, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years of experience
(704) 845-2500 9715 Northeast Pkwy Drive
Suite 100
Matthews, NC 28105
Criminal
Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Attorney
(704) 451-8351 3736 Surry Ridge Ct
Charlotte, NC 28210
Criminal, Civil Rights and DWI
Monroe, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 51 years of experience
(704) 283-1175 315 N Main St
# B
Monroe, NC 28112
Criminal, DWI and Workers' Comp
Monroe, NC Criminal Law Attorney
(704) 283-5053 107 E Jefferson St
Monroe, NC 28112
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Attorney
(704) 372-2031 3325 Washburn Ave
Charlotte, NC 28205
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Monroe, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years of experience
(704) 289-4577 314 North Hayne Street
Monroe, NC 28112-4857
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Robert J. Reeves
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(704) 351-7979 212 North McDowell Street
Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28204
Free ConsultationCharlotte, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years of experience
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of South Carolina School of Law
At Robert J. Reeves P.C., our attorneys focus on serious personal injury accidents (automobile, motorcycle, tractor trailer, workers' compensation), criminal (DUI / DWI), and family law / divorce cases. We help clients in both South Carolina and North Carolina. We are experienced trial lawyers willing to do whatever it takes for our clients. In addition, every client has our personal cell phone number and direct email address. As a result, you can reach us directly when you need answers, even after hours or on the weekend.

-Robert J. Reeves is a seasoned trial attorney with 30 years of litigation experience in...
Daniel A. Hatley
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(919) 200-0822 122 N. McDowell St.
Charlotte, NC 28204
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
www.iticket.law - Powered by Hatley Law Office Daniel "Dan" Hatley opened the Law Office of Daniel A. Hatley in April of 2009 and has been helping drivers navigate the tangled web of traffic law ever since. Mr. Hatley is a consummate negotiator and advocate, whether working in the Courts or behind the scenes in one of his many non-profit endeavors. As a member of the Millennial Generation, Dan understood intuitively the advantages that technology could bring to the provision of legal services. As a native of the State of North Carolina, he also understood that people highly value honest...
Lance Williams
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(704) 215-4242 227 W. 4th St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Free ConsultationCharlotte, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years of experience
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Lance is a graduate of the Charlotte School of Law. He spent 12 years as a Deputy Sheriff in Harvey, LA. During his tenure there he worked in the Street Crimes Division as well as being a Team Leader of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. During law school, Lance interned at the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office. Lance is certified in DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (24 hour training) and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (16 hour training) by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Ronnie D. Crisco Jr., Esq.
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years of experience
(704) 370-2828 200 N McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204
Criminal, Business, DWI and Divorce
University of North Carolina School of Law
Born and raised in Kannapolis, North Carolina, Ronnie Crisco is a proud alumnus of A.L. Brown High School. He graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with a degree in Public Policy Studies. In 2002, he received his law degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005. While in law school, Mr. Crisco competed nationally as a member of the UNC Mock Trial Team, assisted indigent clients through the UNC Civil Legal Assistance Clinic, and served as editor on the UNC Journal of Law and Technology.

Mr. Crisco is a Board Certified Specialist in Family...
Viral Mehta
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North Carolina Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years of experience

I am a board-certified specialist in North Carolina workers' compensation law. I have over a decade of experience handling workers' compensation claims. I have obtained favorable decisions from all levels of the... Read More »
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Justin C. Olsinski Esq.
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Free Consultation! Knowledgeable & Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney! Call Now!

I am dedicated to passionately and aggressively representing you against criminal charges. I will fight to protect your rights and interests! Visit my website for information and reviews. Call for a free consultation! Read More »
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Sherrod Seward
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years of experience
(704) 500-2075 6047 Tyvola Glen Cir
Charlotte, NC 28217
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DWI and Entertainment & Sports
Cleveland State University
An experienced lawyer with a passion for criminal defense, entertainment law, & and immigration, as well as an extensive background in global business; Sherrod knew as a child that his path in life would lead him to be active on a national and international level.

Sherrod is a go to resource for persons facing felony changes for drug charges, weapons violations, and removal proceedings in immigration. Sherrod is also a go to resource for athletes, entertainers, and media companies from all over the World for business issues.

Sherrod has been immersed in different cultures as early as elementary school; learning...
Kelli Y. Allen
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years of experience
(704) 727-4900 10150 Mallard Creek Rd. Suite 105
Charlotte, NC 28262
Criminal, DWI, Family and Immigration
Charlotte School of Law
The Law Office of Kelli Y. Allen provides personalized, comprehensive professional legal services.

Kelli represents immigration clients worldwide. Her immigration law practice focuses on family-based visas, adjustment of status, consular processing, unlawful presence waivers, naturalization, DACA, U-visas, removal of conditions, and some non-immigrant employment visas. Kelli is a member of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association and previously clerked with the Charlotte Immigration Court.

Our North Carolina elder law practice consists of long-term care planning, asset protection, establishing long-term care Medicaid eligibility without having to "spend down", preparation and submission of NC long-term care Medicaid applications, and representation before the Department...
Michelle Abbott
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(980) 272-8438 725 East Trade Street
Suite 215
Charlotte, NC 28202
Free ConsultationCharlotte, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years of experience
Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Michelle Abbott is a Charlotte, NC criminal defense attorney. Michelle is licensed to practice law in North Carolina State Court and in Federal Court in the Western District of North Carolina. Her primary areas of practice are criminal defense and traffic. Michelle handles a broad range of misdemeanors and felonies, including, but not limited to: sex crimes, drug crimes, theft crimes, and violent crimes.

Gilles Law: HABLAMOS ESPAÑOL

She works at Gilles Law, PLLC. Gilles Law client reviews can be read here: https://gilleslaw.com/client-testimonials/ Michelle believes in providing each client with thorough representation, zealous advocacy, and personalized services, tailored to each client's unique...
Ronald Lawrence Frey II
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years of experience
(844) 766-3739 525 North Tryon St., Suite #1600
Charlotte, NC 28202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Cleveland State University
If you are charged with a criminal offense and require aggressive representation, please contact Charlotte, North Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney Ron Frey of The Frey Law Firm, PLLC at (844) 766-3739 for a free consultation. Please visit us on the web at http://www.FreyLegal.com
Justin C. Olsinski Esq.
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(704) 405-2580 216 N McDowell St
#200
Charlotte, NC 28204
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCharlotte, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years of experience
Criminal and DWI
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Mr. Olsinski went to law school with one focus, to become a criminal defense attorney. Upon graduation and moving down to Charlotte North Carolina, he spoke with other attorneys in the area and decided to open his own practice. He opened the firm in January 2010 and has been growing his experience and the firm throughout the years. Mr. Olsinski has successfully defended cases from B1 Felony First Degree Sex Offenses all the way down to Misdemeanor marijuana charges. He has been named a Top 40 under 40 Attorneys in North Carolina by the National Trial Lawyers as well as...
J. Bradley Smith Esq.
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(704) 370-2828 200 N McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204
Criminal, Civil Rights, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Mercer University
Mr. Smith has lived in Charlotte for most of his life. He is a graduate of Charlotte Country Day School and North Carolina State University. He received his law degree from Mercer University where he was a member of the Dean’s List and President of the Federalist Society. Mr. Smith began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney for the 26th District in Mecklenburg County, prosecuting both felony and misdemeanor cases. In 2006, Mr. Smith entered private practice, focusing primarily on criminal defense. Over the course of his career, he has represented clients charged with everything...
Gael Gilles
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(980) 272-8438 725 East Trade Street Suite 215
Charlotte, NC 28202
Free ConsultationCharlotte, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years of experience
Criminal, Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Charlotte School of Law
Gael Gilles is the founding attorney of Gilles Law, PLLC in Charlotte, NC. Gael is licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina. Gael is also admitted to practice in all Federal Courts in North Carolina and South Carolina. He handles criminal defense including sex crimes, drug crimes, and federal crimes, handling both felonies and misdemeanors. Gael decided to pursue a career as an attorney in order to help people in need that might not otherwise have had an opportunity for valuable legal advice. Gael is of Haitian descent and speaks French and Creole. Gael is married...
David A. Concha
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years of experience
(704) 525-8824 725 E Trade St
#215
Charlotte, NC 28202
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Divorce and Workers' Comp
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
My main area of practice is Immigration Law. I am the son of Immigrants. However, I also, handle uncontested divorce, criminal defense for most misdemeanors, name changes and legitimation, personal injury and workers compensation.
Dustin S.  McCrary
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Mooresville, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(704) 593-6688 181 N Main St
Suite 218
Mooresville, NC 28115
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...
Samuel Randall IV
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years of experience
(980) 237-4579 2125 Southend Drive
Suite 253
Charlotte, NC 28203
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Since 1998, Samuel J. Randall, IV has built a solid reputation among his peers, adversaries and the judiciary in Southeastern North Carolina as an aggressive and skilled criminal defense lawyer and advocate for his clients. Mr. Randall has represented hundreds of clients in criminal defense matters in the Federal and State courts of North Carolina. Mr. Randall's clients have been accused of every crime in the book, ranging from the most serious of matters, such as First Degree Murder and Drug Trafficking to lesser charges such as Shoplifting, and Traffic Violations. Mr. Randall handles criminal matters in State and...
Jillian Swords
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Free Consultation! Success and Experience Fighting for the Criminally Accused!

I am a dedicated attorney that understands the complexities of criminal defense law. I will aggressively defend your rights and interests! Visit my website to see testimonials and results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Laura M. Cobb, Esq.
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North Carolina Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years of experience

Laura Cobb was born in Jackson, Tennessee but grew up in McLean, Virginia and Marietta, Georgia. After a lifelong love of the sciences, she graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Biology. After college she... Read More »
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Viral Mehta
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(704) 405-2580 216 N McDowell St
#200
Charlotte, NC 28204
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Wake Forest University School of Law
I am a board-certified specialist in North Carolina workers' compensation law. I have over a decade of experience handling workers' compensation claims. I have obtained favorable decisions from all levels of the Industrial Commission, NC Court of Appeals, and NC Supreme Court.

In addition to representing injured workers in workers' compensation claims, I also handle personal injury and general litigation claims. I am also certified as a mediator by the NC Dispute Resolution Commission. I primarily mediate workers' compensation claims.
Anastasia Cowan
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years of experience
(704) 370-2828 200 N McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204
Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Capital University
Anastasia Cowan pursued her undergraduate degree at Ohio State University. She was a resident advisor, a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society, and a member of the Women’s Glee Club.
Bradley Hodgins
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Wadesboro, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years of experience
(704) 694-4004 119A N Greene St.
PO Box 221
Wadesboro, NC 28170
Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
University of North Carolina School of Law

Whether you have been charged with a traffic infraction or are being accused of a major felony, you need someone whose first concern is your best interests. With Brad K. Hodgins, Attorney at Law, you can rest assured that your case will be thoroughly reviewed. Our law offices in Wadesboro, North Carolina are conveniently located directly across the street from the courthouse. Brad knows that no case is minor if it is your case. You can count on Brad to handle your case with the personal attention you deserve. Feel free to to learn more about how Brad...
Andrew Gordon
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(704) 951-7657 725 E. Trade Street
Suite 205
Charlotte, NC 28202
Free ConsultationCharlotte, NC Criminal Law Lawyer
Criminal and Personal Injury
Charlotte School of Law
Andrew was born and raised in Syracuse, NY and moved to Charlotte in 2010 to pursue his legal education. Having grown up with 8 siblings and step-siblings, Andrew has been preparing to be a litigator his entire life.

He attended SUNY Cortland for his undergraduate studies where he majored in Political Science. He went on to law school shortly after where he completed his graduation requirements in two and a half years; a full semester early. While in law school, Andrew was inducted into the Order of the Crown academic honor society, served as the president of the LGBT Legal Society,...
Mr. Ronald J Shook II
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Gastonia, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years of experience
(704) 671-2390 121 E. Main Ave.
Gastonia, NC 28052
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
Charlotte School of Law
Ron was raised in Gaston County and currently lives in Belmont, NC with his wife and two children.

He founded The Law Offices of Ronald J. Shook in 2011, and he advises clients on all aspects of criminal defense, DWI/DUI, traffic law, immigration, personal injury, and firearms law. He practices in Gaston and Mecklenburg Counties.
James Exum
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years of experience
(704) 332-5583 301 S McDowell St
Ste 310
Charlotte, NC 28204
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Personal Injury
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
James J. Exum studied Juris Doctor (Law) at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He has been licensed to practice law in North Carolina since 1990.
Scott Ray Rosenberg
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Gastonia, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years of experience
(704) 865-3600 110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
Gastonia, NC 28053
Criminal
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
As a solo practitioner, I work diligently to obtain the most advantageous outcome possible for all of my clients. Defending and protecting my clients is my top priority and I am committed to winning my clients’ cases. In addition to aggressively defending my clients in the courtroom, I also place a strong emphasis on treating each client compassionately and giving all clients the attention and respect they deserve. My experience as an assistant district attorney and as an associate attorney for one of Gaston County’s most respected and successful law firms has established the foundation needed for me to...
E. Clarke Dummit
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years of experience
(704) 319-7200 321 West Eleventh Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
Wake Forest University School of Law
Mr. Dummit is an aggressive trial attorney who has earned a reputation for successfully and professionally representing his clients in the courtroom. He routinely represents clients with charges varying from Driving While Impaired to Drug Trafficking in criminal courts. Mr. Dummit also litigates for victims in cases ranging from simple auto negligence to medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. He has focused his practice in actual courtroom litigation for 20 years and has had extensive experience in district and superior courts, and in both State and Federal Courts. Mr. Dummit has taught seminars to other attorneys on civil and criminal...
Meleaha Machelle Kimrey
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years of experience
(919) 200-0822 122 N. McDowell St.
Charlotte, NC 28204
Offers Video ChatCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Mercer University
I represent clients with tickets in Cumberland County and Hoke County. I began my legal career in the Cumberland County Public Defender's Office in 2006. In 2010, I went into private practice and founded Kimrey Law, PLLC in 2015 and joined the Hatley Law Office in 2019.

My legal career has focused exclusively on traffic, misdemeanor and felony defense, to include being a member of the Capital Defender's Roster to try First Degree Murder cases. I also have a vast trial experience, both in District and Superior Courts. I proudly serve as an advisory board member to Second Harvest Food Bank...
Mr. Tracy T Hatcher
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years of experience
(704) 248-2743 130 N. McDowell Street
Suite D
Charlotte, NC 28204
Criminal and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Attorneys providing zealous legal representation with a thorough attention to detail. Our attorneys will not stop fighting to receive the best possible outcome in your case. Representing those in need of an attorney in all criminal defense matters in Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, and Monroe, North Carolina. Whether you need legal representation in a speeding ticket or other traffic tickets, or if your need to consult with a lawyer in more serious criminal misdemeanors or felony(s), the Hatcher Law Office can assist you. We understand the serious nature of being charged with a criminal offense. We have impeccable experience and success...
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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.

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