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Welcome Ashley Frank-Thomas!

We are excited to announce (a few months late) that Ashley Frank-Thomas has joined Smith Horton Law as a paralegal. Ashley helps manage the caseload of all our attorneys and she has been a tremendous asset in her short time with o...

Can I Go to Jail? Understanding Misdemeanor Sentencing

Over the weekend you were charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense. One of your first questions is likely “can I go to jail?” The answer largely depends on the misdemeanor class, your prior conviction level, and the presenc...

Courtney Ballard Honored Speaker at 2016 Access to Justice Journal Symposium

On March 24, 2016, the Charlotte School of Law Access to Justice Journal hosted its third annual legal symposium. The topic was on Civil Litigants’ Right to Counsel in a family law and domestic violence setting. Our very own Ass...

How to Get a Limited Driving Privilege

In North Carolina, the Division of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”) will revoke a driver’s license immediately for thirty (30) days if the driver is charged with Driving While Impaired (“DWI”). Additionally, the DMV will revoke a ...

Can I expunge my criminal charge?

The most common question I get during criminal consults is “Will this charge be on my record?” or, "Can I expunge my criminal charge?" There is a common misconception that a charge, even if dismissed, does not appear on a crim...