- Types of Cases Our Firm Handles:
We handle many types of cases to bench and jury trials including DUI, criminal and traffic violations.
- We Think You Should Hire Us If:
Hire us if you want a lawyer who will personally handle your file and will be available to meet for an appointment during afternoons, evenings and weekends. We will fairly evaluate your case and determine the most favorable course. We will not hesitate to go to trial on your case; that decision, however, will ultimately be yours.
- Our Firm Is Not Right For You If:
Unfortunately, we won’t be a good fit for your case if you are looking for a lawyer who will only tell you what you want to hear. We will work with you to honestly assess the facts of the case.
- If You Want To Tell Our Law Firm About Your Situation You Should:
We personally communicate with you whenever possible. If Attorney Smothers is in court when you call, you can leave a message. We personally guarantee that you will hear back from him within 24 hours or less—most often, much less.
- The Typical Cost To Get Us To Start Working On Your Case Is:
The cost varies depending on the allegation and facts of the case. A fee will be quoted at your initial consultation.
- Our Clients Will Tell You That:
Our level of experience, knowledge of the law, and personal familiarity with the judges, prosecutors, and system are great advantages. In addition to our personal and regular contact with clients, availability and involvement with every aspect of the case bring the most favorable results.
- Our Philosophy On How We Approach Our Cases Is:
Depending on the type of case, we like to find out as much as we can about the facts of the case and talk to anyone who can help our defense. At that time, we can discuss our options. The stronger our defense appears to the prosecutor, the better our chances are of getting a favorable result.
Assess your legal situation
An experienced defense lawyer can help you understand what you are up against and the fines you may be required to pay. A DUI attorney mostly deals with matters and knows the process inside and out – including options that a public defender may not tell you.
Explain the consequences
The consequences vary greatly from state to state and a DUI attorney will be able to explain how those consequences in your state apply to you such as: (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08; (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested; (3) possible community service or plea bargaining; (4) overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and your state's motor vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license; and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.
Manage the process
Dealing with the motor vehicle department can be frustrating and time consuming. A lawyer can manage the process for you by completing the required forms, making phone calls, scheduling and/or representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department suspension hearing, and making other necessary arrangements.
Represent you in court
An experienced lawyer knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and may be able to obtain a lesser sentence for you if your situation and state law allows for it. Thomas W. Smothers Attorney at Law proudly serves the High Point & Greensboro, NC and surrounding areas.