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Indian Trail, North Carolina

Indian Trail is a large suburban town in western Union County, North Carolina. Named for its historic placement along the Indian Trail trading route which ran from Petersburg, Virginia over 250 miles away down to the Waxhaw Indians, Indian Trail has grown rapidly from a farming community with a population of under 2,000 in 1990 to a thriving town of nearly 40,000 residents today. Indian Trail has become a popular destination for people moving into the greater Charlotte area for a wide variety of reasons: large properties at lower prices (and lower taxes) than Mecklenburg County, a safe atmosphere, relatively quick commute to Uptown Charlotte, and a highly regarded school district.

As the town has exponentially grown in size, Indian Trail has fought to create a town identity for its residents. Filled with northern and southern transplants, the biggest sports rivalry in an Indian Trail subdivision might not be Duke versus Carolina, but instead Ohio State-Michigan. To build off this uniquely out-of-town identity, Indian Trail created a logo and motto for the town: “Crossing Paths.” Next, they built infrastructure that draws people together within the community, rather than just living in Indian Trail, but working and playing elsewhere. Restaurants, bars, and parks sprang up across town, and Crossing Paths Park hosts concerts in their amphitheater during the summer months. The annual Fourth of July parade is now one of the largest in the Charlotte metropolitan area.

As Indian Trail grows, one of its biggest draw factors, their highly regarded school district, has expanded to match the population. The Union County School District consistently ranks among national leaders in test scores and student-teacher ratios, and is the third best school district in the state, according to third party evaluator, Niche.com. Students living in Indian Trail attend Stallings and Indian Trail Elementaries, Porter Ridge Middle, and Porter Ridge High School.

Although Indian Trail is a suburb of Charlotte and its economy is closely linked to Charlotte, it is still in Union County. As such, Indian Trail’s justice system is part of Union County, and if you live in Indian Trail and have a district or superior court date, it will take place at the Union County Courthouse at 400 N Main St, Monroe NC, 28112. The nearest federal courthouse is located in neighboring Mecklenburg County at 401 West Trade Street, Charlotte NC, 28202. The Union County Courthouse is the only district courthouse located in Union County, and it handles both civil and criminal matters.

Indian Trail, like many communities in the Union County area, contracts its police force from the Union County Sheriff’s Department. However, even though the police officers might be part of the greater Union County police force, Indian Trail still has its own local ordinances that may differ from the rest of the county. As such, it is important that a lawyer taking criminal cases from the Indian Trail area understands these local ordinances and the police force in Indian Trail. The experienced criminal defense attorneys at Arnold & Smith, PLLC, have years of practice in the Union County, North Carolina, area. Our attorneys assist with a variety of criminal law matters including:

  • Property crime (allegations of theft, breaking and entering, robbery, embezzlement, workplace theft, identity theft, fraud and other white-collar crimes)
  • Sex offenses (including sexual assault, rape, crimes against nature, questions about the sex offender registry, etc.)
  • Assault and issues related to domestic violence
  • Expungement requests
  • Drunk driving (DWI, DUI, boating while impaired, driver’s license suspension, driver’s license revocation, etc.)
  • Drugs (including possession, sale, and trafficking charges, and issues related to marijuana use and possession)
  • Traffic infractions (including speeding, seat belt issues, reckless driving, etc.)
  • Violent criminal matters (such as murder, felony murder and manslaughter)

In addition to criminal defense matters, Arnold & Smith, PLLC, also has experienced civil law attorneys who can handle many civil law issues that you may face in Indian Trail, North Carolina. Our work includes divorce and family law issues, custody disputes, personal injury cases, and business disputes or litigation. More specifically, our attorneys assist with issues including:

  • Issues concerning divorce and/or separation
  • Property division in divorce (including equitable distribution, valuation of marital property, determination of separate pre-marital property, etc.)
  • Issues concerning alienation of affection, infidelity, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and abandonment
  • Support-related matters (including spousal support, the impact of adultery on spousal support requests, lifetime alimony, support modification and termination requests, etc.)
  • Same-sex issues (including same-sex adoption, divorce and custody issues)
  • Adoption
  • Child support issues (such as the awarding of temporary child support, permanent child support, modification of child support orders, impact of job loss on child support, etc.)
  • Custody questions (including concerns about custody division, parenting agreements, visitation requests, custody modification requests, and termination of parental rights).
  • Personal injury issues (such as slip-and-fall injuries, car accident cases, truck accident cases, medical malpractice matters, product liability incidents, etc.)
  • Business disputes (such as contractual disagreements, claims of fraud or deceptive business practices)

Our attorneys are at home in Union County courts, having spent years practicing in the area. In 2019, we expanded our offices to reach the Union County area more effectively and opened a location right across the street from the Union County Courthouse at 114 W Jefferson St, Monroe NC, 28112. If you need assistance with a legal matter in the Indian Trail, North Carolina, area, do not hesitate to reach out to schedule your consultation with the experienced attorneys of Arnold & Smith, PLLC, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 704.370.2828.