Expert Chapel Hill Criminal Defense Lawyer

Misdemeanor Charges

You are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The prosecution has the job of proving your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. With an experienced attorney on your side, the prosecution’s job can be difficult. At the Law Office of Barry T. Winston, our Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist* provides experienced, expert, and successful representation to individuals who are facing a variety of misdemeanor charges. We firmly believe that one mistake should not ruin the rest of a good person’s life.

Do you need to speak with a lawyer regarding a misdemeanor charge such as a DWI/DUI or domestic violence? Contact Attorney Winston in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, today to get started on your defense. Attorney Winston can explain your rights and discuss the options available to you.

Remember, you are under no obligation to give any information to law enforcement officials. You have the constitutional right to remain silent and to seek legal help.

A Full Range of Misdemeanor Charges

Depending on the charges, a person convicted of a misdemeanor may face jail time, heavy fines, administrative suspension of driving privileges and a number of other penalties. Since 1961, Attorney Winston has been defending people throughout North Carolina who have been accused of crimes. He defends people facing misdemeanor charges related to issues such as:

College Students Charged With Criminal Offenses

If you are a student at UNC, Duke, NC State, or any neighboring college, or if you are the parent of a college student facing a misdemeanor charge, you should know that there is help available. Our firm strives to obtain a dismissal or reduction of charges against students when possible. If the charge cannot be dismissed or reduced, we will fight for acquittal or explore alternative sentencing options. We always work hard to minimize the impact a misdemeanor crime has on your son’s or daughter’s life. A mistake made by a young person with a bright future should not hinder their chances at future success.

We also counsel students who face a disciplinary hearing as a result of crimes committed on campus. Typically, disciplinary hearings do not allow lawyers to represent students, nor do they provide due process for a student. As a result, students can be expelled or asked to perform onerous sensitivity training or re-education programs. As your attorney, Mr. Winston can ensure a student’s rights are protected and put a university on notice that civil action is not out of the question if they don’t respect a student’s rights and interests.

Contact the Law Office of Barry T. Winston to arrange a consultation.

*Board Certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar