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Fulton Criminal Defense Attorneys

Although the United States Constitution says you have legal rights, it often feels like the criminal defense system is stacked against you at every turn. The prosecution seems like they have limitless budgets and resources that are all aimed at winning a conviction in your case, allowing them to move on to the next defendant. Many prosecutors want you to quickly plead guilty because they have large dockets and want to win the subsequent conviction.

Make this next decision count.

WInston-Salem Criminal Defense Attorneys

Our clients are people, not case numbers

We treat our clients with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Have you been arrested or charged with a crime near Fulton, NC? Do you need help getting your case dismissed or your charges reduced? If so, contact the Fulton criminal defense attorneys from Graystar Legal.

At Graystar Legal, we defend our client’s rights and treat them with dignity and respect. We believe people deserve second chances. Our team will help you build a strong case and defend you from the prosecutor. We are here for you every step of the way.

Take control of your situation and contact the team at Graystar Legal. Call today to schedule a free case review.

Crime Statistics for Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem, NC, which is about 30 miles from Fulton, had 2,875 violent and 10,103 property crimes, totaling 12,978 crimes, in 2021. During this year, Winsont-Salem had a crime index of two. The crime index is based on a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 being the safest. So Winston-Salem is safer than 2% of U.S. cities.

While crime statistics don’t necessarily define a community’s character, it could mean that residents who live in an unsafe area may be more likely to be involved in a crime. Even if you’re innocent, being in the wrong place at the wrong time could lead to your arrest.

If you’ve been charged with a crime in Fulton, NC, contact a criminal defense attorney from Graystar Legal.

Helpful Criminal Defense Resources in Fulton

Your life changes after criminal charges or a conviction.

Here are some resources that might be helpful.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) offers mental health and substance abuse resources. If your crime was related to drug or alcohol abuse, you can use these resources to find treatment and support near you.

The Resource

It can be challenging to find employment with a criminal record. The Resource is an organization devoted to helping people find a job. Visit online or in person to learn more.

The Resource

562 Valley Rd.

Mocksville, NC 27028

(336) 751-5179

Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Fulton, NC

After you’ve been arrested, your best resource is an experienced and reliable criminal defense lawyer. At Graystar Legal, we protect our client’s rights and help them build a better future for themselves.

Here are some criminal defense practice areas we can help you with:

Contact a Fulton Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

When you’re charged with a crime, you’re up against the clock. Don’t hesitate to call a Fulton criminal defense lawyer. Your livelihood could be on the line. If you want the best chances of a favorable case outcome, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney from Graystar Legal.

Call us today to schedule a free case review.



If this is your first offense

you may be eligible for the First Offender program. This program may help you avoid a conviction and have your charges dismissed and possibly expunged from your record.

Meet Your Team

The prosecutor’s job is to convict you. Our job is to protect your rights

FAQ: Fulton Criminal Defense

What's the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?

A felony is a significantly more severe crime than a misdemeanor. Some felonies in South Carolina include murder, kidnapping, drug trafficking, and aggravated assault. Felonies are devastating crimes that come with serious punishments like 5 to 30 years in prison and several thousand dollars in fines.

Even though misdemeanors are less severe than felonies, you should still take them seriously. Being convicted of a misdemeanor will damage your reputation and put you in jail.

Do I really need a criminal defense lawyer if I'm pleading guilty?

Even if you’re planning on pleading guilty, working with a criminal defense attorney is beneficial. Your lawyer can represent you in court with the hopes of getting your sentence reduced. They can potentially set up a plea bargain for you, which means you’ll plead guilty to your charges in exchange for getting some of your charges reduced.

Will I have to go to trial for my case?

Most criminal cases go to trial. You will go to court if a verdict cannot be reached before your trial. Your attorney may be able to get your case dismissed if they can prove your charges were not filed on legal grounds. However, this is not a guarantee. Consult with a criminal defense lawyer to discuss your options.

We’re with you every step of the way.




Defendant is charged.
Bond is set after the arrest and can be reviewed at any court hearing.

first appearance

If convicted, the defendant will be sentenced by a judge.

Probable cause hearing

Felony cases only.
Possible Grand Jury indictment.


Misdemeanor cases are generally tried in District Court. Felonycases are presented in Superior Court.


If convicted, the defendant will be sentenced by a judge.

Entry of plea

Plea negotiations and guilty pleas can happen any time before a verdict.

CONSEQUENCES of a criminal conviction

Top-Rated Criminal Defense

Serving the GreensboroWinston-SalemLexingtonHigh Point Piedmont Triad Area

Here are the areas we serve and the criminal courts where your charges will be heard. The best thing you can do now is speak with a lawyer and get a free consultation.

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Graystar Legal

  • 224 S Cherry St, STE C
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • 336-715-7250