For over 22 years, we’ve worked extremely hard to make a positive difference in the lives of our North Carolina criminal defense clients. But don’t simply take our word for it. Here are several testimonials from some of them who were thoughtful enough to share with us.
DISMISSED: 16-YEAR-OLD CHARGED AS ADULT WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ASSAULT
I had no idea my 16-year-old son could be charged as an adult with a criminal domestic violence assault for something that happened at school. We were worried that this would keep him from getting into college. Thank you for getting this case dismissed without a conviction. We appreciate your having all public records of this case erased so our son won’t have to carry this record for the rest of his life.
ASSAULT ON A FEMALE DISMISSED
You were right when you suggested that we go to court and wait to see if she showed up. When she missed the first court date, you refused to negotiate a plea bargain with the prosecutor and forced the state to ask for a postponement. When she missed the second court date, you still refused to negotiate and convinced the judge to mark the file LAST CONTINUANCE for the prosecutor. When she missed the third court date, you got the judge dismiss all my charges. Thank you for encouraging me to be patient. I am glad I placed my trust in you.
First-Degree Murder Charge Dismissed
When my 16 year-old son was charged with first-degree murder, I was afraid he would spend the rest of his life in jail. Over the past 14 months, you kept pushing the prosecutor to dismiss the charge. Today, the prosecutor dismissed the murder charge and my son pled guilty to breaking into a motor vehicle. Reuniting our family has meant so much to his mother and me. I can’t describe how much I appreciate your help. Thank you and God bless you.
DWI – Not Guilty – 0.16 blood alcohol concentration
Thank you for encouraging me to plead not guilty and have a trial. I appreciate how you kept objecting to the testimony. I was sure the judge would find me guilty of DWI since I blew a 0.16. When the judge said he found me not guilty, I was so surprised. Keeping my drivers license and avoiding a criminal conviction will really help me in the future.
In 5 minutes, you did a better job of explaining my options than the other three attorneys I spoke to.
You reminded me that being guilty did not mean I needed to plead guilty. Our strategy worked out exactly the way you said. Thanks.
I am glad that I took your advice about taking my D.W.I. to trial.
Being found not guilty and keeping my driver’s license has helped my family and me tremendously. I will tell all my friends to call you.
I am so thankful that you took my son’s case.
The court appointed attorney told my son to plead guilty to a felony and agree to serve a prison sentence. You investigated the case, spoke to the witnesses and convinced the prosecutor to dismiss all the felony charges. Thank you for keeping my son out of jail.
I had always heard that you couldn’t win a criminal trial in federal court.
But, you did even better and got my case dismissed. Forcing the prosecutors to prepare for trial made them see how hard we were going to fight my charges. Thank you for helping me avoid years in federal prison.
I realize my charges were not that serious.
Still, you took the time to explain everything to me and reassured me that everything would be O.K. Any time I called with a question, you returned my call the same day. You told me to be patient and give you time to get my case heard by the right prosecutor and judge. Waiting paid off and you got my case dismissed. Thank you for making an extra effort for me.
If I ever have a problem in the future, I will call you.
You are the only lawyer I know who could get an attempted 1st degree murder charge dismissed and expunged from my record.
The federal judge assigned to my case had a reputation for giving long prison sentences for white-collar crimes.
You made an extra effort to get letters of support from many of the victims of my offense. You even got some of them to come to my sentencing and speak up for me. You efforts convinced the judge to give me probation without any jail time. My wife and I are so thankful.
You told me the judge would probably find me guilty of DWI…
…but suggested going to trial anyway because there was nothing to lose. At trial, evidence came out that was not mentioned in any of the police reports. You used that undisclosed evidence to challenge the officer’s reason for detaining me and convinced the judge to dismiss my charges. Thanks.