Criminal Defense Attorneys in Union County, North Carolina

Too often, a small mistake, even a traffic violation, can become a major hassle.  Whether you have just received a traffic ticket, or you have been arrested, you need to call our firm as soon as possible to discuss the options for your case. Our firm handles misdemeanor and felony offenses that involve controlled substances, DWI/DUI, property crimes, sex offenses, domestic violence and other challenges in the criminal justice system, like expungements and firearm restorations.

Mistakes happen, and we understand that. Sometimes those mistakes can lead to an arrest and a criminal record.  If you, your child, or another family member has been charged with a crime, you need to talk to a criminal defense attorney at Helms Robison & Lee, PA in Union County, North Carolina.  We are experienced trial lawyers dedicated to protecting your constitutional rights. We assist clients in Monroe, Indian Trail, Matthews, Mint Hill, Stallings, Weddington, Waxhaw, Marvin, Unionville, Marshville, Wingate, Charlotte, and the surrounding areas.

Call (704) 289-4577 or email us for an appointment today.

Put our experience to work for you.

Two of our lawyers are former assistant district attorneys. We know Union County law enforcement and the criminal court system very well. Our initial consultation fee for criminal cases is $100.

An Arrest — Even For a Misdemeanor — Can Harm Your Future

Our goal is to minimize the damages in any criminal matter.  The sooner you talk to an attorney at Helms Robison & Lee, PA about your case, the better off you will be.  If the facts simply don’t add up, we will work to have the charges dismissed.  In many cases, we negotiate for reduced charges for our clients.  We can also ask for a deferred prosecution that can later lead to a dismissal of the charges, expungement of those charges, and eventually, a clean record.  Most important, our criminal defense attorneys have the experience it takes to fight for you at trial and tenaciously defend your constitutional rights. We handle many types of criminal charges including:

  • Driving While Impaired (DWI/DUI)
  • Traffic Violations
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Possession
  • Juvenile Offenses
  • Sex Offenses
  • Theft and Other Property Crimes
  • White Collar Crime

Many clients are worried about going to jail. In many cases, we can set your mind at ease by discussing the many options available for your particular case.  In some instances our attorneys can have your charges dismissed, reduced,  or result in a deferred prosecution and alternative sentencing.

Are you concerned about your child’s future?  When your child makes a mistake, it can have long-term consequences.  College applications often ask if the applicant has ever been charged with a crime, even if there was no conviction.

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Attorney in Union County, North Carolina

North Carolina domestic violence laws can be complex and confusing.  There may be criminal charges against you, and you may also have a civil restraining order (domestic violence protective order) against you.  Our attorneys at Helms Robison & Lee, PA can assist you with both aspects of this process.  A restraining order entered ex-parte, or with only one party’s testimony, will be heard within 10 days of entry.  You must act quickly and hire one of our attorneys prior to that court date to get the effective legal representation you need.  You must also answer the allegations within 10 days after being served with the Complaint, or all of the allegations will be deemed admitted.  Contact our firm to assist you with each step of the process.

Sometimes allegations of domestic violence can be used as a weapon in divorce and custody disputes.  Speak with one of our criminal or family law attorneys today to assist you through this process.

Perhaps you are the victim of domestic violence, and need help getting out of a violent relationship.  Our attorneys at Helms Robison & Lee, PA can provide you with the legal advice you need to get out of that volatile situation and move on with your life.

Drug Possession

Union County Attorneys Handling Drug Possession Charges

Have you been charged with a crime involving drugs or controlled substances, such as simple possession of marijuana or possession of drug paraphernalia?  A small charge may seem like no big deal at the moment, but no matter how minor a criminal drug charge may appear, it can affect your future.

Two of our attorneys were previous Assistant District Attorneys in Union County and can assist you with your drug charges, no matter how big or how small.  Contact Helms Robison & Lee, PA today for a consultation.

Think About Your Future

Every drug case turns on Fourth Amendment issues.  Our firm is dedicated to safeguarding your constitutional protections by scrutinizing the arrest record for signs of illegal searches and seizures.  Our experienced trial attorneys will explore every opportunity to keep the improperly collected evidence against you out of court from the start.

The criminal defense lawyers at Helms Robison & Lee, PA will make sure you understand your options.  If conviction is unavoidable, we will explore other solutions.  Entering a drug treatment program, for example, can lead to deferred prosecution or potentially dropped charges.  If we cannot have your charges dismissed or reach a plea bargain, our attorneys will fight for you at trial.

Telling Your Story to the Prosecution

An experienced criminal defense lawyer can effectively tell your story to the district attorney (DA).  Our attorneys will seek justice for you and ensure that you are treated fairly.  

 

Driving While Impaired (DWI/DUI)

Drunk Driving, DUIs and DWIs in Union County, North Carolina

If you have been arrested for driving while impaired, you could face serious penalties, including steep fines, jail time and the temporary or permanent loss of your driver’s license.  DWI/DUI cases can become complex in the courtroom, and you need an experienced attorney who knows the system.

Did you lose your license?  Our criminal defense attorneys at Helms Robison & Lee, PA can help you get your license back. Maybe you need assistance clearing up some old traffic tickets; maybe you just got arrested for a DWI/DUI.  Call us today to discuss the particulars of your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney and find out how we can help you.  When you need a criminal defense attorney in Union County, you can trust the experience and long-standing tradition of personal service at Helms Robison & Lee, PA. Contact us for a consultation today.

We recognize the impact these charges have on our clients and their families, and our attorneys will take the time to explain all of the options to you.  In some cases, a DWI/DUI charge can get dismissed depending on whether the officer had reasonable suspicion to stop you, whether field sobriety tests were conducted property, whether the officer had probable cause to arrest you, as well as many other factors.

Contact Our Firm For Experienced Counsel

Our attorneys understand the nuances of DUI and DWI laws in North Carolina and have helped defend numerous individuals facing charges of driving while impaired.  Our attorneys will take the time to thoroughly investigate your case and personally work with you to help mitigate the consequences you face.

 

Traffic Violations

Union County Lawyers Handling Speeding Tickets and Other Traffic Violations

Were you caught speeding, driving left of center, or running a stop light or stop sign?  Traffic tickets often have hidden costs that you may be unaware of.   A speeding or reckless driving ticket will cause your insurance rates to go up and will put points on your driver’s license.  You need to talk to one of our lawyers about your traffic ticket today.  One phone call could help save you a lot of money.  

We may be able to get your charges dismissed or reduced.  Our lawyers will examine the the facts of your case and inform you of the possible outcomes.  
For most traffic violations, our attorneys can handle the case without you ever having to step foot in the courtroom.

Juvenile Offenses

Juvenile Offenses Union County

If your minor child is charged with a crime, he or she will have a lawyer.  The court presumes the minor is indigent (does not have sufficient means to hire an attorney) and will appoint an attorney to represent him or her.  As a concerned parent, you have the authority to instead, retain a juvenile defense lawyer with extensive juvenile court experience, to represent your child.  

Call an Experienced Attorney When Your Child’s Future is at Stake

Do not let a lapse of judgment jeopardize your child’s future.  Children and teenagers sometimes make  poor decisions, and they deserve appropriate ramifications for their actions, but they don’t deserve to have their future destroyed by the court system.  Many first time offenders will have their charges dropped, or at least reduced, but the options will vary depending on the circumstances of your child’s case.  Have one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys discuss these options with you and your child today.

Anyone under age 18 is considered a minor, but at age 16, they are charged as adults in North Carolina. Do not take chances with your child’s future.  Make sure they have appropriate representation in order to ensure that they are treated fairly in the court system.

 

Sex Offenses

For any criminal accusation, whether you feel you are guilty or innocent, you should have a competent and knowledgeable attorney, but it is especially important when the alleged crime is a sex offense.  They are some of the most strictly punished crimes in North Carolina, and can label you as a sex offender for the rest of your life.  

Even First Offenses Carry Harsh Penalties

Sex offenses involve complex issues.  Law enforcement protocols for sex offenses include an assessment of the alleged victim, a forensic exam and interview, and physical evidence including DNA.  A child may wait months or even years to report an offense, but there still may be physical evidence.  Our experienced trial attorneys have handled several cases just like yours. .  Our attorneys will scrutinize the physical evidence and testimony and explore every option to protect your rights and freedom.

Our law firm has dealt with a wide range of sex offense charges, including:

  • First-degree rape, second-degree rape
  • First-degree sex offense, second-degree sex offense
  • Taking indecent liberties with a minor
  • Crime against nature
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Child molestation

Theft/Property Crimes

Monroe Theft and Property Crimes Lawyer

If you’ve been accused of shoplifting, possessing stolen property, or vandalism, do not take chances with your future.  A first offense can often be dealt with in a way that will limit the damages to your record and your plans for the future. Can you make restitution?  Can we negotiate for deferred prosecution (and a later dismissal of charges)?  Will the DA or judge accept successful completion of counseling?  The criminal defense lawyers at Helms Robison & Lee, PA can help you understand all of your options.

White Collar Crime

Embezzlement and Fraud Defense From Our Union County Attorneys

Have you been accused of embezzlement? If you have been accused of stealing money from your employer, you need a criminal defense lawyer at Helms Robison & Lee, PA who can review the evidence and explain the options to you.

Has Medicaid or any other government benefits program accused you of fraud?  In order to obtain benefits, applicants sometimes hide assets.  If the government suspects that you have not been reporting all of your financial assets, you could be charged with fraud for lying on an application.

 

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