Criminal Defense

No one wants to be charged with a crime. But it happens to people every day. Hiring the right attorney may mean the difference between freedom and the loss of your liberty.

Criminal issues include murder, assaults, domestic violence, sex offenses, kidnapping, larceny, possession of stolen goods, embezzlement, conspiracy, robbery, burglary, extortion, forgery, uttering, arson, trespass, perjury, prostitution, gambling, obscenity, weapons offenses, drug offenses including trafficking, DWI, driving while license revoked, speeding and many more criminal offenses.

If you are facing state or federal criminal charges, it is crucial that you immediately hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight for your rights.  The criminal justice system is extremely complex and requires a skilled litigator to guide you.

Our attorneys are proven trial advocates in North Carolina. A former Gaston County Sheriff’s Deputy was charged with burning down the old courthouse. He hired Jim Carpenter to defend him and eventually, during trial, his charges were dismissed by the State of North Carolina. A former State Trooper was accused of rape and he hired Carpenter & Carpenter to represent him. After a hung jury, the charges were dropped.

A young man accidentally shot and killed his grandfather. He was charged with Second Degree Murder and faced considerable prison time. After hiring Jim and Wade Carpenter, he rejected the State’s plea offer and the matter went to trial. Before the jury reached a verdict, the State reduced the murder charge and the young man plead guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter. He served 30 days in jail for a tragic accident.

Just because you are accused of a crime does not mean you are guilty. We will take the time to review your case and provide an honest assessment. Please call 704-861-8100 to see if we can help you.