OUR AREAS OF PRACTICE

CRIMINAL LAW

Mr. Paris practices in all criminal and traffic courts in Rowan County. He has occasionally appeared in Davie, Davidson, Iredell and Cabarrus Counties. He has appeared in cases that range from homicides to speeding tickets. He is “in court” almost every day, and has trials nearly each week, if not every day.

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TRAFFIC CITATIONS

NC has a Safe Driver Improvement Plan (SDIP) that assesses insurance points and resulting car insurance premiums for NC drivers for most moving violations. In addition, NC has a separate license point system that can result in revocations. NC is a “compact state” which means that our revocations will result in revocations in the home state of out-of-state drivers.

Often, minor traffic violations can be handled without a court appearance by the client. Our goal is to save the license and eliminate or reduce the insurance impact for our clients. We give free phone consultations for traffic matters and often we can handle the case without a personal appearance in our office or the courtroom, depending on the severity of the charges.

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IMPAIRED DRIVING

You can get up to three years in prison for certain offenses involving impaired driving. Loss of license is mandatory from all convictions. Under certain circumstances, driving privileges can be obtained to for work purposes so you can continue to support yourself and family. In spite of the 95% plus conviction rate in our counties, we try some cases and occasionally win, depending on the facts of the case.

Twenty-five plus years of experience in prosecuting and defending such cases allows us to predict your chances of a not guilty, or if not, we will help you minimize the conviction’s impact on your life.

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LICENSE REVOKED?

Come see us and we will help you develop a plan to get it restored through license hearings with the North Carolina DMV. Even some permanently revoked licenses can be restored over time and with some work.

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DOMESTIC LAW

There is nothing better than a good marriage and nothing worse than a bad one. Everyone has a right to be happy. Few legal matters have such a dramatic impact on a person’s personal life or finances as separation or divorce. We handle divorce, custody, post-separation support, alimony, child support (private and DSS) and equitable distribution (splitting up marital property).

Domestic law is a very complicated area of the law and rarely negotiated favorably by the unrepresented. Often, domestic cases are unfortunately accompanied by criminal charges and 50-B domestic violence petitions. It is good to have an attorney that appears daily in both criminal and civil court.

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ABUSE & NEGLECT - DSS CASES

The Departments of Social Services in this state are granted sweeping powers by the NC Legislature in order to protect children. Often times, this feels like a virtual “steam-roller” to accused parents. We provide a strong response to these motions to help parents preserve their constitutionally protected rights to raise their own children.

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CIVIL LAWSUITS & CONTRACT DISPUTES

Sometimes business deals do not go as planned or folks with good intentions can not continue to meet their obligations. Negligence also occasionally occurs and money damages or injunctive relief are the only ways to compensate for intentional or negligent harm. We have appeared in Small Claims, District Civil and Superior Civil Courts as counsel for both plaintiff and defendant. While there are some suits we do not take, if we can’t help you, we will find someone who can.

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FIREARMS RIGHTS RESTORATION

Using expunctions and statutorily provided hearings, we can often restore your firearms ownership rights. We are strong believers in the 2nd Amendment, come see us and we will analyze your situation.

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CASE EVALUATION

Currently we do not handle federal cases, appeals before the appellate courts, real estate closings, civil suits resulting from traffic accidents, Social Security and Disability Hearings, or workman’s compensation because we are too busy in the other courts. Please call us and we will be happy to make a referral. Like always, if we can’t help you, we will find someone who can. Please use this form to tell us the basics about your case and we will contact you soon to see if we can help you.