Theoretically, all accused individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work this way in practice. Many people – including some lawyers – assume the worst of someone who has been charged with a crime. If you find yourself facing charges, you don’t need judgment – you need help. And you can find the help you’re looking for by contacting Sherrill & Cameron, PLLC.

Carlyle Sherrill leads the firm’s criminal defense section. He brings vast experience to the courtroom. He is one of the few local attorneys who regularly handles federal criminal defense cases. When you are facing serious criminal charges, Carlyle is ready to bring his extensive knowledge and skill to protect your rights in court.

Since 2004, we have provided skilled and aggressive criminal defense to clients in Rowan County. We work with private investigators, forensic experts and other field professionals to help uncover evidence and understand potential obstacles. They also assists us in determining whether the District Attorney’s Office has fulfilled its legal obligations to turn over all available evidence to our firm. Investigating and obtaining this information is critical to the outcome of a case because it helps us determine the best strategy for each case.

We care deeply about the well-being of our clients, and we will work diligently to help you fight your criminal charges or otherwise resolve them in the most favorable manner available.

Ready To Defend You Against Nearly Any Criminal Charges

Our attorneys utilize more than 65 years of combined legal experience when helping clients address charges related to:

  • Drunk driving (DUI/DWI)
  • Drug violations
  • Sex offenses
  • White-collar crimes
  • Traffic violations and driving offenses
  • Domestic violence (in civil or criminal court)

We have extensive knowledge of the local legal system, including the habits and practices of area judges and prosecutors, as well as the available alternatives to traditional prosecution and incarceration (such as diversion programs and home detention).

Skilled Defense Against State Or Federal Drug Crime Charges

Our firm represents individuals charged in state or federal court with all manner of drug crimes, including those related to:

  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine and/or meth labs
  • Marijuana and/or marijuana grow houses
  • Ecstasy
  • Heavily regulated prescription drugs like opioids, Adderall and benzodiazepines

Some states have relaxed their drug laws in recent years, but North Carolina is not one of them. Certain drug possession charges can result in serious mandatory consequences if convicted, including a lengthy jail sentence. If you are charged with a federal drug offense you could also face felony conspiracy charges. In a worst-case scenario, the stakes can be life in prison without parole.

We work tirelessly to protect your rights and mitigate the consequences you may be facing. Most drug possession charges can be resolved out of court, long before they ever get to trial. A resolution of your case may mean our attorneys get your charges dropped or lowered. For first-time offenders, we seek alternatives to jail time including drug treatment programs. If you are convicted, we know how to negotiate with prosecutors to attempt to minimize possible penalties.

Don’t Wait To Seek Legal Help – Contact Us Today

Sherrill & Cameron, PLLC, is based in Salisbury, and we serve clients throughout Rowan County. Our attorneys understand that legal trouble can arise at any time of day or night, and we strive to be available to respond to legal emergencies. To Set up a consultation call 704-859-8083 or submit an online contact form.