Criminal Defense

Assault and Domestic Violence

Assault is defined in North Carolina as an unlawful touching or battery, or a show of force or violence that puts a reasonable person in fear of harm. An accusation of assault should be taken seriously. If you are convicted of assault in North Caroli… Read More


Even if you’re found not guilty or have your case dismissed, a background check can reveal the original charge to an employer, a school, or a lender. Whether or not it’s fair, a criminal charge can continue to hurt you even after your name has be… Read More

Felony Defense

Felonies are the most serious charges that can be filed against you in North Carolina. If convicted of a felony, you will face heavier fines than a misdemeanor, and you will serve longer prison or probation sentences. You might also lose many of your… Read More


A misdemeanor is considered a “lesser offense” than a felony. That’s because the punishment for a felony can be much more severe. Still, a misdemeanor is nothing to treat lightly. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor in North Carolina, you can… Read More

Drug Possession

North Carolina is home to some of the stiffest drug crime laws in the country. A conviction for possession, distribution or trafficking in drugs can carry a major fine and a mandatory prison sentence that could cost you your freedom for several month… Read More

Probation Violations

Probation can be a positive alternative to prison for many people. Instead of going to jail, a person on probation can work at a job, receive counseling, undergo substance abuse treatment or perform community service. However, if you violate any of t… Read More


Appeals are very different from trials. Unlike trials or hearings, an appeal focuses on errors of law committed by the trial judge. The appellate courts do not hear new evidence; they review proceedings that occurred in the District or Superior Court… Read More

Traffic Law

Failure to Appear

One of the most common things our failure to appear attorneys handle is a revoked driver’s license for failure to appear in court on a traffic citation. If you receive a North Carolina traffic citation, then you must take action to handle it –… Read More

Driving While License Revoked

At Reece & Reece, Attorneys at Law, our Johnston County suspended driver’s license attorneys understand the importance of having your driving privileges. We know you need your driver’s license to go to work, school or wherever your daily rout… Read More

License and Insurance Points

North Carolina has two different point systems for drivers – license points, and insurance points. License points are assessed by the DMV and can result in a license suspension if you get too many of them. Insurance points are imposed by insurance… Read More


If you have been arrested in North Carolina for driving while impaired (DWI) – often called driving under the influence (DUI) or drunk driving – you face severe penalties that could have a long-lasting impact on your life, especially if you have… Read More

Speeding Tickets

A speeding ticket in North Carolina can carry serious consequences. A speeding violation adds points to your driving record and causes your insurance premiums to rise significantly. Depending on how fast you were allegedly driving and whether you wer… Read More

Out-of-State Drivers

If you live in another state and receive a traffic or speeding citation on I-40 or I-95 while you are in Johnston County, you should immediately contact an experienced North Carolina traffic ticket lawyer. Your ticket won’t go away. If you ignore i… Read More

Traffic Infractions

Most traffic violations in North Carolina are deemed “infractions.” These traffic tickets do not require you to make a court appearance. You can simply admit guilt and pay the fine. However, taking that “no hassle” approach could come back to… Read More