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Morris & Fox is a boutique criminal law firm, priding themselves on providing aggressive criminal defense in Statesville, Mooresville, and the surrounding areas. We go wherever our clients need us to fight for them, and have successfully defended individuals charged with any type of criminal charge in both federal and state courts. Whether you’re charged with murder or a traffic violation, our aggressive trial lawyers fight for you. From our headquarters in Statesville, NC, we proudly serve clients in Iredell, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, and surrounding counties daily.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Going through the legal system can be scary and confusing, leaving you with more questions than answers. We’re here to help guide you through that confusion with some answers to the most common questions we hear.

Should I refuse a breathalyzer test?

North Carolina has a well earned reputation as one of the toughest states in the country for DWIs. While you always have the right to refuse a breathalyzer, NC’s implied consent offense means that your license will be suspended for a full year for refusing, even if not ultimately convicted of the DWI! We hear from clients all the time that they were told to never consent to a breathalyzer, but that isn’t always the best advice in NC. If you’ve been charged with a DWI in NC, you may be facing real jail time, the loss of your license, and heavy fines. The experienced criminal law attorneys at Morris & Fox have defended individuals charged with all levels of DWI in North Carolina, and are ready to fight for you.

The police called and want to talk to me. Should I talk with them?

It’s crucial to avoid speaking to the police without a criminal defense attorney, especially if you’re facing serious charges like drug crimes or murder. Even with legal representation, we typically advise against consenting to police interviews. Talking to the police when they’re seeking information can often lead to unintended consequences and may strengthen their case against you. If you’ve been contacted by law enforcement, it’s imperative to contact our experienced criminal defense attorneys in Statesville and Mooresville immediately. We aggressively defend individuals in state and federal criminal cases and are committed to protecting your rights and securing the best possible outcome for your case.


How do I drop criminal charges against someone?

“People frequently ask us how they can drop criminal charges against someone. To be clear, once the criminal process has begun, the only person with the ability to drop the charges is the district attorney. While you may be tempted to simply refuse to testify, you should know that North Carolina law allows the district attorney to recover court costs against you if you have sworn out a warrant and refuse to testify. If you want to drop charges against someone and need the assistance of a criminal lawyer focusing in drug crimes, murder charges, and all aspects of criminal law, contact us to discuss how we can help guide you through the criminal justice system.”

What happens if I violate a restraining order?

Violation of a domestic violence protective order, also known as a 50-b, is a Class A1 misdemeanor in North Carolina, the most serious level of misdemeanor offenses. A 50-b violation is also an offense for which Judges tend to give particularly harsh sentences. If you have already been convicted of violating the protective order twice, the third time will be treated as a Class H felony. DVPO violations are serious charges that should not be taken lightly. If you are fighting domestic violence charges in Statesville, you need a dedicated criminal defense team who will make your rights, our fight. Always. Contact the team at Morris & Fox, Attorneys at Law, today.

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