North Carolina Criminal & Elder Law Attorneys
The law firm of Crosswhite, Crosswhite & Johnson has a strong record of representing individuals throughout the Statesville area. Our attorneys are experienced in criminal defense, elder law, medicaid planning and applications, real estate, estate planning, estate administration and probate, civil litigation, family law, business law, personal injury, and workers’ compensation. Our Statesville criminal defense attorneys represent clients in Mooresville, Troutman, Taylorsville, and Mocksville, in addition to the communities surrounding Winston-Salem and Charlotte. Contact our office today and put our experienced team to work for you.
A criminal defense attorney can help you from the very beginning by working to reduce your bail before trial. In some instances, you may be able to negotiate a plea deal or have the charges dropped entirely. But when a case does go to trial, your attorney can try to reduce the charges and work to lower or eliminate your jail sentence or fines. In arguing your case, a skilled attorney can cross-examine police and expert witnesses, present evidence in your favor, and try to get unfavorable evidence and testimony excluded under the constitutional protections available to criminal defendants.
There are legal standards that are used in deciding your particular type of case. For example, a drug possession charge is evaluated using North Carolina’s system of drug sentencing levels. In a possession case, your charges are based on the type of substance involved. The most dangerous drugs are assigned to “Schedule I,” and less powerful drugs like marijuana are at “Schedule VI.” Within each level, there exists a range of potential jail sentences and fines.
Similarly, a Driving While Impaired (DWI/DUI) offense has multiple levels, but these levels are assigned based on an investigation of how “aggravating factors” and “mitigating factors” apply to your particular case. The District Attorney discusses aggravating factors, and your defense attorney discusses mitigating factors, such as a clean driving record or a slight degree of intoxication.
We are skilled in asserting the rights of criminal defendants in a broad range of cases, including assaults, theft, robbery, larceny, embezzlement, fraud, property crimes, disorderly person offenses, serious traffic violations, and sex crimes. The prosecution must prove every element of its case beyond a reasonable doubt to secure a conviction, and our Statesville criminal defense lawyers will devote our energies to making sure your rights are protected and you receive a fair day in court.
Experienced Elder Law Attorneys
Our firm is dedicated to serving the elderly and aging community by working with our clients to design and put into action the best possible estate or Medicaid plan. Through effective, time-tested tools such as wills, financial power of attorneys, health care power of attorneys, trusts, deed work and more, our elder law team helps families protect and preserve their homes and property for their loved ones.
Crosswhite, Crosswhite & Johnson also offers estate administration and probate representation with the goal of helping complete probate procedures as quickly and as cost effectively as possible, while still providing the highest quality of detail oriented service to each and every family we serve. If you have recently lost a loved one, please let our firm help reduce the stress and difficulty of navigating court procedures and distributing assets so that you can focus on being with those you care about most.Real Estate Purchase & Transfers
Our attorneys understand the legal details of property transfer and purchase transactions, rental agreements, construction, development, and neighbor disputes. Whether your problem involves a residence or commercial property, real estate issues create high-stakes technical issues in need of thoughtful solutions. You should hire an attorney who can help you steer clear of pitfalls.Consult an Experienced Iredell County Attorney to Fight Charges or Assert a Claim
If you have criminal concerns, Medicaid or estate questions, real estate problems, injuries, estate administration or probate questions, or family trouble, you need a solution. The legal process can be complex and extremely difficult to navigate. When you need experienced and vigorous representation, you should consider consulting Crosswhite, Crosswhite & Johnson. Our Statesville criminal defense and elder law lawyers represent clients in criminal and civil matters throughout Iredell County as well as Alexander and Davie Counties. You can schedule a free consultation by calling (704) 873-7233. You may also use our online contact form if you need a criminal defense attorney in the Statesville area or guidance in an elder law or civil matter.