Criminal Law

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Charlotte, NC

If you have ever been arrested or are under investigation for a crime, choosing a lawyer could be the most important decision you ever make.  At the law firm of William H. Harding our criminal defense attorneys are committed to providing clients with an aggressive through defense with professionalism and discretion.

We will provide you with a comprehensive, vigorous, effective defense in any criminal proceeding. Our criminal lawyers possess vast experience in defending individuals from large felony cases in federal and state courts.  We have successfully represented clients in a litany of drug trafficking cases, homicide and attempted murder charges and robbery charges to name a few.  We have also defended clients facing both state and federal criminal drug charges ranging from distribution & manufacturing, possession, and drug sales & trafficking.

Experienced Lawyer working for you

It is a misconception to assume you will be found guilty when charged with a criminal offense. The reality is that there needs to be proof beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty. That means prosecuting attorneys need to have a rock-solid case against you. With the help of a criminal law attorney, your defense can be built up to refute the charges against you. That can result in a non-guilty verdict or having the charges dropped altogether. The Law Offices of William H. Harding has an excellent track record of success in Charlotte criminal law.

Once you enlist out services, a criminal law attorney will get right to work on your defense. This involves an investigation process that could include bringing in expert witnesses to testify on your behalf. Building a strong defense also provides leverage if there is a need to make a plea bargain. It is our goal to eliminate and reduce all charges against you. We understand how difficult a time it can be when you are facing criminal charges. That is why we are committed to making the defense process work on your behalf.

Criminal Law Violations

A criminal law violation has a wide range of severity levels. It could pertain to a traffic violation but could also extend to an assault or robbery charge. There are different levels of charges which can be issued at a local, state or federal level. This puts a high demand on a criminal law attorney’s overall knowledge of the law. A criminal defense attorney has to be well-versed in a variety of areas. At the Law Offices of William H. Harding, we represent clients who are charged with all types of criminal law offenses. Clients continue to benefit from all the experience accumulated by our team of lawyers. We have a thorough understanding of the charges filed against you and can help with your defense strategy and plea bargaining if it comes to that. We can also work to get your charges dismissed and achieve non-guilty verdicts so that your name is cleared. Here is a look at some of the criminal charges our clients have faced.

  • DWI – This offense could lead to fines, license suspension and even jail time. We can assist clients with each end of the process, which includes district court and department of motor vehicles.
  • Drug offenses – Whether you have been arrested for drug possession or distribution, there could be serious consequences. The amount of drugs found on your possession impacts defense strategies as we will come up with the right one for you.
  • Violent crimes – This applies to assault charges, domestic violence and armed robbery. But even when you are charged, there are still rights that protect you and we will make sure every one of them is enacted.
  • Traffic Violations – An accumulation of traffic violations can lead to a loss of license and high insurance premiums. Your driving record is important and we can see to it that your driving privileges are protected.
  • Sex crimes – Just being arrested for a sex crime can tarnish your reputation. That’s why it’s important to clear your name and we work to help those who find themselves facing all types of sex crimes charges. 

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(704) 504-7854 (Charlotte)
(704) 741-4529 (Gastonia)

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    Facing criminal charges of all types can be a traumatic and fearful time for any person. But it is important to remember that you are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Having a defense attorney fighting for your rights is the first step towards clearing your name. At the Law Offices of William H. Harding, we continue to fight for the rights of our clients. Let us worry about the details of your case and put together a top-notch defense on your behalf.

    Professional Attorneys 

    With many years of experience, an attorney at Harding Law can handle all the finer points of your criminal dense. We know exactly how to tell when a witness is not being truthful. We also understand the ways in which evidence can be tampered with, and also when officers make an error. This comes from the ability to examine every detail and rely on years of expertise to identify those shortcomings. Those findings can develop a defense that can lead to a not-guilty verdict or even having the charges dropped. Our lawyers will work to do accomplish those goals by thoroughly completing the following tasks:

    • Investigating crime scene
    • Bringing in field experts
    • Examine police reports
    • Check background of other parties involved
    • Research jurors
    • Deliberate and calculated litigation strategies

    There is a lot more that goes into building a defense and we make sure to cover every detail at the Law Offices of William H. Harding. Your future is important to us and we go to great lengths during every part of the defense process.

    A Different Experience

    We understand that not all lawyers are the same as there is a lot that can alter the trajectory of a court case. After you are arrested or charged with a crime, the first thing to do is call a criminal lawyer. We employ qualified attorneys who will start helping you right away. Simply call our office and we can get the process started. Our legal team is here for you every step of the way. We take care of all the details and advise you on the best possible strategy for your defense. We also conduct ourselves with great compassion as your fears and concerns are of great importance to us.

    Whether you are looking for a layer to defend against drug charges, an accident attorney or a lawyer to defend you in a violent crime case, we are here to help. It is your right to go through this process with a minimal amount of stress and our team can help alleviate your burden. Your rights, concerns, fears and insight matter to us at the Law Offices of William H. Harding.

    State and Federal Litigation Lawyers

    When charges are filed against a defendant, they can be at the state or federal level. There are different nuances when it comes to state and federal criminal charges. Knowing the differences is key in putting together a credible defense strategy. At the Law Offices of William H. Harding, we serve clients facing both state and federal charges. This type of experience and knowledge can be very beneficial throughout the entire process. We are also aware of how local judges tend to rule and knowing those tendencies helps immensely. Let our experience and expertise go to work for your defense in the area of criminal law.

    Expunging Offenses

    Even lesser crimes of a criminal nature follow people around and continue to be a burden. When seeking out employment, the potential for positions are more limited when an individual has a record with a criminal charge. The Law Offices of William H. Harding can work to eliminate criminal charges from your permanent record. This is called an expungement and boasts tremendous advantages. There is no reason you should have to pay for a crime longer than needed. We work to clear the names of our clients and let them have the same opportunities all members of society are afforded.

    Law Firm Attorney Services

    Our firm has successful received acquittals in both state and federal courts, placing us among the best criminal defense attorneys by representing common people facing uncommon, difficult circumstances.  We firmly believe that a case comes down to evidence not allegations.  Our firm is prepared to zealously defend our clients and protect their constitutional rights at every stage of the criminal process, from investigation through trial. We also offer the services of a Criminal Law Attorney in Gastonia NC.

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    I want to thank William H Harding and his staff for helping our daughter get her settlement with an insurance company that wanted to be unfair. He always made himself available no matter the time or day including weekends, to answer questions. If he wasn't available, he would always call back as soon as he was available. I would definitely recommend him and his staff. Thanks Mr.Harding for helping us through this difficult process.

    I want to thank William H Harding and his staff for helping our daughter get her settlement with an insurance company that wanted to be unfair. He always made himself available no matter the time or day including weekends, to answer questions. If he wasn't available, he would always call back as soon as he was available. I would definitely recommend him and his staff. Thanks Mr.Harding for helping us through this difficult process.

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    My son was diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety for about 8 years till I came across Doctor Aziba ON FACEBOOK. He prepared and sent the best Herbal gummies and ever since then my son has been as productive as never before, he has had mood balancing and more positive mindset in the way he acts, these are but a few signs I've noticed and I'm so glad. Lol you understand that joy of a parent Reach out to Doc for some help. via httpsweb.facebook.comDrAzibasolutionhome

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    Legit great lawyer. Got me the best results from my case. Highly recommend.

    Legit great lawyer. Got me the best results from my case. Highly recommend.

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    I received my settlement last week, March 1, 2024, but I was so filled with emotion that I could not express how I felt until today.Yesterday, because of the pain,emotional suffering, mental anguish, and physical distress, I broke I cried profusely, releasing all of the mess inside me that had built up over the past 2 years. I cried until I could let it go and say, Thank you Jesus for keeping me and blessing me through Attorney Harding and his staff.I'm 74, and I drove from Huntsville, AL, to Charlotte, NC, stopping one time to get gas and stretch my legs because I wanted to get my settlement and get the financial jackals off my back. I also wanted to pay those back who had given me a hand up during the last 2 yearsWhen my daughter and I walked into Attorney Harding's office, we were greeted by a very pleasant receptionist, who offered us a cool drink of bottled water. After a few minutes, we were ushered to the conference room and met by Justice, who handles the financial matters. He explained to us the breakdown of the disbursements. I was told I would be receiving one amount before I arrived and I was blessed with that amount PLUS 13 more of the total I was told I would receive Needless to say, I was OVERWHELMED I wanted to scream with joy I could hardly maintain myselfAttorney Harding's office, not only negotiated to get me more for pain suffering, they also negotiated to lower the cost of my medical billsI feel Attorney Lejla Hadzic and Paralegal Charissa Stroud, along with Attorney Harding worked as though I was their only client, doing everything in their power to get me everything they could, and I believe this is how they work for all of their client's.If you want an UNBEATABLE TEAM, who will work their butts off for you, you need to direct your feet to the LAW OFFICES OF ATTORNEY WILLAM H HARDING. They have the legal expertise, second to none You will not be disappointedThank you Thank you Thank you A cheesecake is on the way

    I received my settlement last week, March 1, 2024, but I was so filled with emotion that I could not express how I felt until today.Yesterday, because of the pain,emotional suffering, mental anguish, and physical distress, I broke I cried profusely, releasing all of the mess inside me that had built up over the past 2 years. I cried until I could let it go and say, Thank you Jesus for keeping me and blessing me through Attorney Harding and his staff.I'm 74, and I drove from Huntsville, AL, to Charlotte, NC, stopping one time to get gas and stretch my legs because I wanted to get my settlement and get the financial jackals off my back. I also wanted to pay those back who had given me a hand up during the last 2 yearsWhen my daughter and I walked into Attorney Harding's office, we were greeted by a very pleasant receptionist, who offered us a cool drink of bottled water. After a few minutes, we were ushered to the conference room and met by Justice, who handles the financial matters. He explained to us the breakdown of the disbursements. I was told I would be receiving one amount before I arrived and I was blessed with that amount PLUS 13 more of the total I was told I would receive Needless to say, I was OVERWHELMED I wanted to scream with joy I could hardly maintain myselfAttorney Harding's office, not only negotiated to get me more for pain suffering, they also negotiated to lower the cost of my medical billsI feel Attorney Lejla Hadzic and Paralegal Charissa Stroud, along with Attorney Harding worked as though I was their only client, doing everything in their power to get me everything they could, and I believe this is how they work for all of their client's.If you want an UNBEATABLE TEAM, who will work their butts off for you, you need to direct your feet to the LAW OFFICES OF ATTORNEY WILLAM H HARDING. They have the legal expertise, second to none You will not be disappointedThank you Thank you Thank you A cheesecake is on the way

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    My mom started with Harding in 2021 with her accident case, and even though it's now 2024, she just settled for an amount much more than they said she would walk away with. We are grateful to him and his staff for all the hard work they've done Tiffany

    My mom started with Harding in 2021 with her accident case, and even though it's now 2024, she just settled for an amount much more than they said she would walk away with. We are grateful to him and his staff for all the hard work they've done Tiffany

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    Hi,William Harding is a great attorney. I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Harding on an injury case involving a bigname corporation. Mr. Harding and his team worked hard on the case and got me what I deserved. He was always available to discuss case and give options but will go with client's decision and fight the hardest. If you're looking for an attorney to fight for you and WIN. Look no further. Thanks Mr. Harding.

    Hi,William Harding is a great attorney. I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Harding on an injury case involving a bigname corporation. Mr. Harding and his team worked hard on the case and got me what I deserved. He was always available to discuss case and give options but will go with client's decision and fight the hardest. If you're looking for an attorney to fight for you and WIN. Look no further. Thanks Mr. Harding.

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    Attorney Harding has made my experience worry free. His expertise is epic as he's not afraid to play hard ball with insurance companies who wants to offer you the minimum. I did not anticipate getting the amount I received from my accident. Most attorneys settle just to make sure they're good. Attorney Harding's slogan, The Problem Solver speaks volumes to his expertise.Hopefully I won't need him any time soon. However, if I do there's only one man for the job, Harding Law Firm Thank you for an outstanding experience

    Attorney Harding has made my experience worry free. His expertise is epic as he's not afraid to play hard ball with insurance companies who wants to offer you the minimum. I did not anticipate getting the amount I received from my accident. Most attorneys settle just to make sure they're good. Attorney Harding's slogan, The Problem Solver speaks volumes to his expertise.Hopefully I won't need him any time soon. However, if I do there's only one man for the job, Harding Law Firm Thank you for an outstanding experience

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    I had the Pleasure of meeting Attorney Harding 13 yesterday ago. Excellent service great person. Would use again

    I had the Pleasure of meeting Attorney Harding 13 yesterday ago. Excellent service great person. Would use again

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