Jacksonville Criminal & Family Law Attorneys
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Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorneys

Reliable & Experienced Legal Counsel

When people in Onslow or Duplin County are charged with a crime, they need the best legal protection available. Located in Jacksonville, North Carolina, the criminal defense attorneys and staff at Welch and Avery have been providing that protection to our clients for years and can help you with whatever situation you face.

There’s no time to wait after you've been arrested. Call (910) 405-8459 to schedule a meeting today.

You, the Government & the Criminal Justice Process

All criminal offenses are prosecuted by the state or federal government, so if you are under investigation or have been charged with a crime, it is literally the government versus you. On one side are the resources of the police and prosecution, and on the other side are you and your defense team.

Whether accused of a minor misdemeanor or a serious felony, people charged with crimes must navigate the legal mechanism of the criminal justice system. You may have to go to state court in Jacksonville or Kenansville or to one of the federal courts of the Eastern District of North Carolina but, either way, you are entitled to legal representation. Your lawyer is there to explain the law, the legal system, and your specific charges.

Your defense is also responsible for:

  • Investigating the facts
  • Analyzing the how the law applies to you and what defenses can be used
  • Standing up for you in negotiations with the prosecutor and the court

Should your case go to trial, your attorney will be the one to present the evidence that tells your side of the story and argue for your innocence.​​​​​​​

Contact Our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorneys for Advice & Guidance

At Welch and Avery, we recognize that a successful legal defense begins long before a case goes to trial, both because we make sure our clients know their rights and because we have helped to protect them. We level the playing field between the government and the defense and make sure the police and the prosecutors respect our clients’ rights, follow the rules, and play fair.

If you are being investigated for a crime or have already been charged, who should you speak to first? Do not talk to the law enforcement officers who are trying to build a case against you, but do talk to an experienced criminal defense lawyer and tell them your side of the story.

The Jacksonville criminal defense attorneys and staff at Welch and Avery are here to help. We are located across from the courthouse in Jacksonville. Contact us today.

The Opinions That Matter

What Our Clients Are Saying
  • “You made this bump in the road completely painless.”

    J.
  • “I would highly recommend Welch and Avery to anyone in need of efficient legal counsel!”

    E. O.
  • “I will most definitely recommend you to any one in need of a criminal lawyer.”

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