Criminal Defense for Federal & State Charges
Barnett & Falls, P.A.120 College Street
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONBarnett & Falls, P.A. is a full-service criminal defense law firm serving clients in Charlotte area courts on state and federal charges. Our skilled attorneys work almost exclusively in criminal defense matters providing effective representation on a wide range of criminal law issues. If you need advice or representation in a criminal matter, one of our Charlotte criminal defense attorneys can discuss your case with you in a free consultation.
Attorneys Kevin Barnett and Corey Atkins handle most of our state criminal cases. Mr. Barnett has more than 20 years of experience defending clients throughout North Carolina. In his more than two decades of practice, he has handled nearly every type of felony and misdemeanor that exists under North Carolina law. As a former prosecutor, attorney Corey Atkins has also had success trying nearly every type of North Carolina criminal charge. He now represents clients in Western North Carolina in our Asheville office.
Partner Kevin Barnett has more than 20 years of experience in North Carolina criminal defense work. Mr. Barnett is well known in the Mecklenburg County courts, where he has built a reputation for successful defense of area drivers and other clients facing felony and misdemeanor charges. Our other partner, Deke Falls, is a talented trial lawyer who concentrates on federal crimes and serious state felony cases. Mr. Falls heads our federal practice represents clients in the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina. Our associate, Corey Atkins, is a former Assistant District Attorney with a wide range of criminal law experience. Mr. Atkins spent years developing his criminal trial skills as a prosecutor and now represents clients in our Asheville office.
Areas of Law
Areas of Law Description
Our law practice includes:
- DWI / DUI
At Barnett & Falls, we vigorously defend the rights of drivers accused of drunk driving. DWI lawyer Kevin Barnett has more than 20 years of experience defending drivers in North Carolina courts. Attorney Corey Atkins is a former prosecutor with extensive experience handling criminal cases. Our knowledgeable attorneys will fight your DWI charge.
- License Restoration and DMV Hearings
It is important to note that revocation does not necessarily mean the end of your license for all time. You are entitled to a hearing at the DMV where you can try to have your license reinstated. It is important to have skilled legal counsel handle your DMV hearing and license restoration. If you try to tackle the process on your own, you could end up doing more harm than good and end up losing your license for another year. Corey Atkins can navigate the legal minefield of license restoration for you. He has extensive experience helping clients get their driving privileges back. He knows the ins and outs of the court process and he will fight to get your driving privileges reinstated. Let our firm do the work for you so you can return to living your life.
- Traffic Violations
Most drivers underestimate the effect of uncontested traffic tickets on their insurance premiums. In the long run increased insurance expenses often surpass the cost of an experienced traffic court attorney. At Barnett & Falls, P.A., our Mecklenburg County traffic lawyer serves Charlotte area drivers in matters involving: Speeding tickets; Reckless driving; Hit and run; Drunk driving – DWI / DUI; and, Driving under suspension.
- Drug Crimes
The criminal defense lawyers at Barnett & Falls represent clients charged with all types of drug crimes, including: Drug possession, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin or Ecstasy; Possession of paraphernalia; Trafficking narcotics; Illegal possession of prescription drugs; Manufacturing of methamphetamine; Sale and distribution of any illegal drugs; and, Conspiracy charges.
- Property Crimes
The law office of Barnett & Falls defends people charged with committing the following kinds of property crime: Arson; Breaking and entering; Theft; Burglary; Larceny; Toxic dumping; Criminal trespass; Vandalism; and, Defacing public / private property. While our attorneys are prepared to aggressively defend you, we also understand how the criminal court system works. When a plea bargain makes the most sense for our client, we work with prosecutors in order to reduce the charges or sentence against our client. Helping you avoid a worst case scenario, we believe everyone deserves a second chance.
- Violent Crimes
At the law office of Barnett & Falls, we represent clients charged with committing violent crimes, including: Domestic violence; Sexual assault/rape; Assault and battery; Arson; Murder; Vehicular homicide; and, Kidnapping. Criminal defense attorneys Kevin Barnett and Deke Falls work with private investigators, forensic specialist, lab technicians, and criminal experts in challenging the evidence against clients charged with committing violent crimes. They strive to expose the incomplete nature of the prosecution's investigation against our client. Our lawyers identify the mishandling of evidence, lack of follow-through with key eyewitnesses, and information that contradicts the prosecution's version of events.
- Our Federal Practice
Attorney Deke Falls built his reputation as a federal criminal defense lawyer defending individuals and businesses under investigation by federal authorities. He also represents those who have already been charged with a federal crime. He has extensive experience in all aspects of a federal case, from the initial grand jury subpoena and production process through indictment, trial, sentencing and federal appeals. Attorney Falls has successfully represented clients charged with all types of federal crimes, including: Drug trafficking and firearms offenses; White collar crimes, such as mortgage fraud, healthcare fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud, securities fraud, other federal fraud charges, identity theft, counterfeiting, racketeering and conspiracy; Tax evasion; and, Public corruption, bribery, graft and illegal gratuities.
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