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Criminal Defense Locations – Carolina Lawyers Near Me

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Bill Powers: Bill@342HELP.com

Chris Beddow: chris@342HELP.com

Whether it be North Carolina criminal defense or South Carolina DUI charges or felony charges, we have you covered.

That’s because we have defense attorneys who are available for a FREE CONSULTATION and possible legal representation for criminal charges in both states for matters involving:

  • Possession charges
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Drug charges – PWISD
  • Assault on Female
  • Simple Assault / Assault and Battery
  • Robbery
  • Theft Crimes – Shoplifting – Embezzlement
  • Sex crimes and Sex offenses
  • Murder and Manslaughter

We also have four (4) law firm offices in the Charlotte area and “Up State South Carolina.”

Charlotte NC Main Office
2412 Arty Ave
Charlotte, NC 28208
Phone: 877-462-3841

Charlotte NC Satellite Office
1057 E Morehead St #100B
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 980-729-6201
*By Appointment Only

How Do I Find Criminal Defense Lawyers Near Me? Do Criminal Defense Attorneys Also Help People with DWI Charges?

While presently a popular Google search, primarily because how easy it is to ask, “Hey Siri, who are DWI lawyers near me?” that type of inquiry has its drawbacks.


What you really need is an attorney with substantial trial experience where you were charged. Fortunately, at Powers Law Firm PA we have you covered.

Senior Partner Bill Powers has traveled extensively throughout North Carolina, providing legal representation to clients for a broad range of criminal justice matters. In more than 26 years of practical trial experience, he’s helped people with Assault, Assault and Battery, Larceny, Embezzlement, Drug Charges, Trafficking, Sex Offenses, and even Murder and Manslaughter.

Similarly, law partner Chris Beddow is licensed to practice in both North Carolina and South Carolina. “I enjoy going to court and helping people. It’s an honor to serve as an attorney.” Chris Beddow, York County Criminal Defense Lawyer

** Rock Hill Lawyer Chris Beddow is responsible for legal advertising and website content for South Carolina legal matters.

** North Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyer Bill Powers is licensed only in the State of North Carolina.

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When you need to hire a criminal defense attorney, you want a litigator who is knowledgeable, compassionate, and zealous in the courtroom. Those attributes embody everything we do at Powers Law Firm, and clients across North Carolina benefit from our zealous advocacy of criminal defense. With offices in Charlotte and Rock Hill, we are able to provide you with the privacy you need to plan the appropriate response to your criminal case.

Our practice is not limited to our office locations, however. We represent clients from all backgrounds, living across the state including in the following cities:

  • Apex
  • Asheboro
  • Asheville – Buncombe County NC
  • Burlington
  • Cary – Wake County NC
  • Chapel Hill – Orange County NC
  • Charlotte – Mecklenburg County NC
  • Durham – Durham County NC
  • Elizabeth City
  • Fayetteville – Cumberland County NC
  • Fort Bragg
  • Garner
  • Gastonia – Gaston County NC
  • Goldsboro
  • Greensboro – Guilford County
  • Greenville, North Carolina
  • Havelock
  • Hickory – Catawba County NC
  • High Point – Guilford Count NC
  • Holly Springs
  • Jacksonville
  • Kannapolis – Rowan County NC
  • Kinston
  • Lexington – Davidson County NC
  • Lumberton
  • Matthews – Mecklenburg County NC
  • Monroe – Union County NC
  • Mooresville – Mecklenburg County NC
  • New Bern
  • Raleigh – Wake County NC
  • Rocky Mount
  • Salisbury – Rowan County
  • Sanford
  • Statesville – Iredell County
  • Thomasville
  • Wake Forest
  • Wilmington
  • Wilson
  • Winston-Salem – Forsyth County NC
South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyer prisioner
  • Rock Hill
  • York
  • York County
  • Greenville, South Carolina
  • Fort Mill, SC / Fort Mill

We take great pride in our success as criminal defense attorneys and work hard to ensure our clients’ rights are protected.

We offer free consultations. A real-life person answers our law office phone 24 hours a day. Let the knowledgeable defense attorneys at Powers Law Firm put their experience to work on your case. Call us at 877-462-3841.

Client Reviews
I am so fortunate to have had Bill Powers on my case. Upon our first meeting, Bill insisted that through the emotions of anger, sadness, confusion, and betrayal that I remain resilient. He was available to answer questions with researched, logical, truthful answers throughout our two year stretch together. I went to any lengths for my case because he won my trust almost immediately... J.R.
My daughter had a second DUI and when it all seemed hopeless, Bill was able to get the charges dropped. This is a man who is extremely knowledgeable, yet still keeps his integrity which was impressive to me. He handles himself with dignity. If you hire him, you will have the best of the best, along with his expansive intellect and wisdom about the law. Lisa
Bill Powers’ staff has handled several traffic citations for me over the years, and they exceeded my expectations each and every time. Would highly recommend anyone faced with a traffic citation or court case contact his office and they will handle it from there. M.C.
Bill and his staff are flat out great. I (unfortunately) was a repeat customer after a string of tickets. These guys not only took care of the initial ticket for me, but went the extra mile and reduced my problems from 3 to just 1 (very minor one) on the same day I called back! I would recommend them to anyone. A.R.