Skilled Kannapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Defends Clients Facing Charges
Diligent advocate represents defendants in Cabarrus and Rowan counties
When you’ve been charged with a criminal offense, prompt assistance from an experienced attorney is essential. You need a lawyer who can safeguard your rights and develop the strongest defense possible. At Andrew P. Clement, Attorney at Law, I am a seasoned and skilled advocate based in Kannapolis who understands North Carolina criminal law and the local court system. For all types of criminal matters in Cabarrus and Rowan counties, I deliver strong counsel and work tirelessly to obtain the best result possible to protect your freedom and future.
Dedicated representation for serious felony charges
Felony charges can have life-changing consequences. I strive to give each client the greatest likelihood of a successful outcome either at trial or through a favorable plea bargain. My firm represents clients against all felony allegations, including:
- Aggravated assault — Though many assaults are misdemeanors in North Carolina, aggravated assault — the use of a deadly weapon or proof of intent to kill — is a felony. Many times, law enforcement makes arrests without understanding the entire situation. I will bring forth evidence of self-defense or other important evidence when appropriate.
- Drug crimes — State law classifies drugs according to six schedules, with charges involving drugs in Schedules I and II carrying the most serious penalties. For substances such as heroin, LSD and ecstasy, mere possession is an automatic felony and involves sentences of several years. Incarceration is much longer for those convicted of selling or manufacturing drugs. My firm challenges evidence to help ensure a fair adjudication and can argue for alternative punishments such as treatment if it is warranted.
- Sexual offenses — Allegations of sexual assault and related offenses present complicated issues that are best handled by a skilled attorney with significant trial experience. With more than two decades of practice in North Carolina criminal courts, I understand how to identify and extract relevant information to offer the best possible defense.
Quick action is often necessary to gather the information and evidence needed for your defense. If you have been charged with a crime, I offer a free initial consultation so that you can get the assistance you need immediately.
Knowledgeable advice for motorists accused of drunk driving
A charge of driving while intoxicated can lead to incarceration, fines and license suspension. Many defendants are unfamiliar with their legal rights and the errors that can occur during the DWI enforcement process. I have extensive experience defending accused motorists and pinpointing errors from improper stops to testing flaws. North Carolina law states that a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent or greater qualifies as legal intoxication for a driver 21 or older. The BAC limit is lower for commercial drivers and those under 21 years of age. However, even if you have tested over the limit, it is not a reason to surrender your rights. I can investigate possible defenses and advocate for appropriate treatment.
North Carolina law firm helps individuals challenge traffic violations
If you’re accused of certain traffic violations, you might face the loss of your driving privileges. Even certain speeding offenses can restrict your ability to get to work. If you have been charged with reckless driving, some other vehicular violation, or refusing to take a blood alcohol test, I can gather the key information quickly to challenge the allegations against you.
Contact a Kannapolis criminal defense lawyer for a free initial consultation
Andrew P. Clement, Attorney at Law represents clients accused of crimes throughout Cabarrus and Rowan counties. Please call 704-935-4708 or contact me online for a free initial consultation at my Kannapolis office.