Criminal Law

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 free 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 free consultation regarding your case.

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