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Criminal Law

Criminal District Court - Traffic Law

Traffic Tickets

A person's driver's license is one of their most valuable items. Traffic tickets, whether for speeding or other moving violations, present various threats to a person's right to drive to work and make a living. Even a seemingly harmless ticket can lead to the suspension of your license. Our attorneys fight to preserve your driving privileges. If you have been charged with a driving violation, please contact us for a free consultation.


Driving While Impaired

Being convicted of driving while impaired ("DWI") is one of the most devastating things that can happen to your driving privileges. A DWI conviction causes your license to be automatically suspended for at least one year. When charged with driving while impaired, it is important to hire an attorney with trial experience to make sure that all of your rights are protected. Our attorneys have the trial experience needed to present your case effectively to a judge or a jury. Should you be convicted, our attorneys can often obtain a limited driving privilege for you so that you can continue to work and take care of your family. Contact the Law Offices of Edward L. Hedrick, V for a consultation about your case. 

Criminal District Court - Misdemeanors

In North Carolina, criminal misdemeanors are generally processed in Criminal District Court.

Examples of misdemeanors include:


-Driving While Impaired

-Simple Assault

-Larceny (value less than $1,000)

-Driving While License Revoked

-Possession of Marijuana < 1/2 oz.


When dealing with criminal misdemeanors, it is important to hire an attorney with trial experience. Attorney Edward Hedrick has tried numerous cases in Criminal District Court resulting in not-guilty verdicts. While criminal misdemeanors may not carry as serious of punishments as felonies, they can have significant consequences while applying for colleges, jobs, and/or other leadership positions. Please contact us for a consultation regarding your case.

Criminal Superior Court- Felonies

In North Carolina, almost all felonies are processed in Criminal Superior Court.

Examples of common felonies include:


-Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury

-Possession of Methamphetamine

-Possession of Opioids

-Larceny (value over $1000)

-Sex Crimes


Felonies carry significant punishments and can have serious effects on an individual's ability to be hired for a job, to be accepted to colleges, to vote, or to own firearms. When dealing with felonies, it is important to hire an attorney with jury trial experience so that your case can be effectively evaluated. Edward Hedrick has tried multiple jury trials in Criminal Superior Court and has been a member of defense teams in both death penalty and non-death penalty cases. Please contact us for a consultation regarding your case.

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