Practice Areas

Established in 2022 by Tom Morris and Heather Fox, our criminal law firm specializes in accessible and aggressive defense strategies, with a strong focus on representing clients in trial proceedings. We are dedicated to fighting for your freedom in Statesville and Mooresville. Contact Morris & Fox, Attorneys at Law, for aggressive criminal defense representation today.

Criminal Law

When your freedom is threatened due to criminal charges, you need an experienced, aggressive Statesville criminal defense lawyer to fight for you. Our attorneys have experience fighting for those charged with every type of crime, including first-degree murder, kidnapping, sex offenses, DWI/DUI, drug offenses, domestic violence crimes, and traffic tickets. Whether you are being charged in state or federal court, at Morris & Fox, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, we will fight for you!


North Carolina misdemeanors are classified into four categories: the lowest, Class 3, up to the highest, Class A1. When you are charged with a misdemeanor you can face substantial fines and jail time. You need a dedicated and proven criminal defense attorney to fight for your rights. You need to contact a Morris & Fox attorney to guide you through the criminal justice system.


Beyond the substantial prison time and fines, a felony conviction will have long-reaching impacts on your life. From gun rights to job opportunities to voting rights, your life will be dramatically changed if you are a convicted felon. At Morris & Fox, we have defended individuals charged with everything from the simplest Class I felony through the most serious statutory rape offenses. We have handled criminal matters in both state and federal courts, and are ready to defend you in either. When the government is trying to fundamentally alter your future, contact us today to guide you through the criminal court process.

Drug Offenses

Drug offenses can range from minor simple possession charges all the way through drug trafficking charges with mandatory minimum sentences of twenty years. We have successfully negotiated hugely favorable drug charge pleas for our clients resulting in little to no jail time. If you are facing drug charges, call the aggressive criminal defense attorneys at Morris & Fox today.


North Carolina is one of the toughest states in the country when it comes to DWI or DUI charges. With penalties including serious jail time, you cannot risk handling a DWI on your own. Our attorneys have handled everything from the most basic Level Three DWI case to the most serious Aggravated Level One cases which include serious bodily injury. You can count on our experience to help guide you through your own DWI. Contact Morris & Fox today. 

Sex Offenses

It is hard to imagine a crime which is considered more heinous than sex offenses. From lifetime imprisonment to life-long registration on the sex offender registry, the criminal penalites for sex offenses will forever impact your life. Founding Partner Tom Morris has experience prosecuting and defending individuals charged with the most serious sex offenses in state and federal courts, including child pornography production and distribution charges. If you find yourself facing sex offense charges, you cannot delay in seeking a zealous criminal defense attorney. Call Morris & Fox immediately.

Criminal Appeals

The criminal appellate process is multi-layered in North Carolina. Convictions in District Court are eligible for a de novo trial in Superior Court. From there, convictions can be appealed to the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court, or even the federal court system and the United States Supreme Court. If you were convicted due to the State not playing fair, ineffective assistance of counsel, or any other reason, contact us today. Your timeline for filing an appeal is short.