Charlotte, North Carolina

The city of Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina located in Mecklenburg County near the South Carolina border. Charlotte is a rapidly growing metropolitan area with approximately 731,424 residents and projected to have as many as a 1.0M by 2020, according to the Charlotte Chamber. The metropolitan area of Charlotte has approximately 1.7M residents. Charlotte is the 2nd largest financial center in the United States behind New York City and houses the headquarters of Bank of America and the east coast operations for Wells Fargo. Charlotte is also the home of the Nascar Hall of Fame, the Carolina Panthers NFL team, the Charlotte Bobcats NBA team and the U.S. National Whitewater Center.

The 26th Judicial District of North Carolina serves citizens of Charlotte in addition to Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville. One main courthouse serves Mecklenburg County and it is located in Charlotte’s uptown area at 832 East 4th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. This courthouse addresses civil and criminal matters. The attorneys at Arnold and Smith, PLLC visit the courthouse on a daily basis and are extremely familiar with court personnel and proceedings.

The Charlotte civil lawyers at Arnold and Smith, PLLC spend time both at the courthouse and in mediation working on civil matters. Such matters include the following:

  • Adoption (same-sex adoption, second parent adoption)
  • Annulment
  • Child Custody (emergency custody, temporary child custody, temporary parenting agreements, permanent child custody, grandparent child custody, grandparent
  • visitation, termination of parental rights)
  • Child Support (temporary child support, permanent child support, IV-D child support, modifications of child support, termination of child support)
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Contract and Agreements (separation agreements, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, free trader agreements)
  • Divorce
  • Divorce from Bed and Board
  • Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders
  • Equitable Distribution/Property Division (interim distribution of property, separation property, marital property, divisible property, injunctive relief, valuation of property)
  • Hague Convention
  • Heart Balm Torts (alienation of affections, criminal conversation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress)
  • Separation
  • Spousal Support (post-separation support, adultery and post-separation support, alimony, adultery and alimony, modifications of alimony and termination of alimony)
  • Business Litigation (contract disputes, eminent domain, fraud/unfair and deceptive trade practices)
  • Personal Injury
  • Police Misconduct

The Charlotte criminal attorneys at Arnold and Smith, PLLC spend their time at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse defending cases that include drug crimes, DUI/DWI, traffic citations, sex crimes and violent crimes. The criminal attorneys focus on the following matters:

  • Domestic Violence (50B protective order, domestic violence defense)
  • Driver’s License Privileges (license revoked/suspended, license violations, DMV hearings, driver’s license restoration)
  • Driving While Impaired (boating while impaired, DWI/drunk driving)
  • Drug Charges (drug possession, drug sale and trafficking , marijuana possession)
  • Expungement
  • Gun Permit Denials/Weapon Offenses
  • Motion for Appropriate Relief
  • Police Misconduct
  • Property Crimes (embezzlement, employee theft, breaking and entering, burglary, robbery, theft, white collar crime)
  • Sexually Related Offenses (sexual assault, public masturbation, indecent exposure, sodomy/crimes against nature, removal from sex offender registry)
  • Traffic Violations (speeding tickets, passing a school bus)
  • Underage Drinking and/or License Violations
  • Vehicle Seizures
  • Violent Crime (assault, manslaughter, murder)

Our office is located conveniently two blocks from the Mecklenburg County Courthouse at 200 North McDowell Street, Charlotte, NC 28204. This allows our clients to park at our office while attending court and avoid parking fees. Call the law offices of Arnold and Smith, PLLC at 704-370-2828 if you need assistance. Arnold and Smith is who you want to have on your side when you have a civil or criminal matter.