Perhaps you were recently charged with DUI/DWI after a night out, or you were pulled over and cited while passing through Fayetteville. Regardless of the circumstances, working with a local criminal defense team can make a significant difference when protecting your criminal record.
Former Prosecutors And A Former Judge Add Experience And Skill To Our Criminal Defense Team
At Smith, Dickey & Dempster P.A., our criminal defense team is composed of experienced attorneys who know the local laws and legal landscape. Senior Partner Andrew Dempster is a former assistant district attorney and was twice elected to be a District Court Judge. During his second term, he decided to represent individuals in the private sector and joined our firm in 1996. With a high demand for his defense services, Andrew brought Cull Jordan, a former Assistant District Attorney, to the firm. In 2014, Drew Dempster joined the firm's traffic and criminal law practice.
This wealth of insight and experience helps us build strong, creative cases on behalf of our clients. Whether working the opposition to reach an agreement or preparing a case for trial, we can anticipate the strategies of the opposition, rely on our reputation in the local legal community to open lines of communication, and ultimately use our extensive resources to see that you, our client, are treated fairly.
When building a defense strategy, we want our clients to understand the personal, professional, and financial consequences of what they are up against. For example, if you are in the military, an arrest could compromise your security clearance and future opportunities for advancement. For civilians and military personnel alike, a criminal conviction can have personal and professional repercussions, in addition to jail time, community service, driver's license suspension, and others such as:
- Civil forfeiture of property
- Military discharge
- Large monetary fines
- Loss of important civil rights
- State or federal prison time
Handling both misdemeanors and felonies in state and federal court, we see a wide variety of criminal cases. Some of the most common types of charges include:
- Drunk driving (DUI/DWI)
- Traffic crimes (we provide out-of-state drivers or those outside the immediate area with local representation)
- Drug crimes, including marijuana defense
- Theft and property crimes
- Violent crimes
- Domestic violence
- Juvenile matters
- Weapons and firearms violations
Regardless of the accusations against you or someone close to you, don't sit idly by. Reach out to our team at Smith, Dickey & Dempster P.A., and let us put our more than 40 years of experience and tradition between you and the prosecution.
An Established Local Firm Protecting Your Rights And Interests
Call 910-849-2364 or complete our online contact form to speak with our lawyers and staff. Located in Fayetteville, we represent individuals and families throughout the state.