Criminal Defense

Monroe Criminal Defense Attorneys

Being charged with a crime has the potential to jeopardize your freedom. If you have been arrested or accused of a criminal offense, we invite you to partner with Leitner, Bragg & Griffin. From traffic tickets and low-level misdemeanors to drug crimes and felonies, our Monroe criminal defense lawyers can work with you to resolve your charges, whether that means pursuing a case dismissal, negotiating lesser charges, or securing lighter penalties. 

At Leitner, Bragg & Griffin, PLLC, we are passionate about defending the rights of our clients and working with them toward just solutions to their cases. Our legal team includes experienced attorneys who have tried criminal jury trials from both sides, including a former prosecutor and Assistant District Attorney with the Union County DA’s Office—Attorney Tee Leitner. This gives us a good idea of how the prosecution will investigate and develop its case against you. You can be certain that we’ll use this insight to your benefit when building your defense. 

Contact our office by calling (704) 447-7473 to schedule a case evaluation with our criminal defense attorneys in Monroe, NC.

What Do Criminal Defense Lawyers Do?

A criminal defense lawyer defends individuals and organizations charged with a criminal offense. The main purpose of a criminal defense attorney is to protect the rights of the accused, and ensure that they receive a fair trial.

Some of the most important roles a criminal defense lawyer plays include:

  • Provide legal advice
  • Create and execute effective defense strategies
  • Negotiate plea bargains with prosecutors in order to reduce sentencing or have charges dropped altogether
  • Review and challenge evidence presented by prosecutors at trial
  • Offer support and guidance to their clients from start to finish

No matter what type of case you may be facing, it's important to seek out experienced legal counsel who can evaluate your case and help you make informed decisions. With the right criminal defense lawyer by your side, you’ll be better equipped to protect yourself from the potential consequences of any charges brought against you. 

Our Criminal Defense Services in Union County and Surrounding Areas

Traffic Tickets

Traffic violations are commonly divided between moving and parking violations. Parking violations include things like parking in a “No Parking” zone or obstructing a fire lane, fire hydrant, intersection, or crosswalk. Moving violations, on the other hand, include speeding, running red lights or stop signs, or failing to move over to an emergency vehicle, and more. When it comes to traffic tickets in North Carolina, our attorneys can help you navigate your circumstances and weigh the potential long-term consequences of your charges. We will review all applicable laws and regulations that may impact the outcome of your case and help you determine how to move forward. 

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Offenses

North Carolina takes driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges extremely seriously and penalizes them with severe punishments. In addition to potential jail time and fines, you may have to deal with the long-term and collateral consequences of a DWI conviction, such as a driver’s license suspension and increased insurance rates. DWI charges also remain on your record and could affect you down the road. If you have multiple convictions or have been accused of causing traumatic injuries, you could receive higher-level misdemeanors or felonies (depending on the circumstances). Our lawyers will use their combined experience to investigate the facts of your alleged DWI offense and craft an effective defense on your behalf. 

Misdemeanor and Felony Charges

Our criminal defense attorneys at Leitner, Bragg & Griffin are equipped to help clients with a range of misdemeanor and felony charges in North Carolina. In addition to representing you in and out of the courtroom, we can help you examine applicable statutes, police reports, witness statements, the prosecutor’s evidence, and other information related to your case. We will also explain the ways that the relevant laws apply to your situation, so that you can make informed decisions as your case progresses through the legal system. 


We understand how important it is to have a clean record when looking for employment or housing opportunities in North Carolina. That’s why we offer expungement services to our clients. We can help you determine if you’re eligible for expungement under the law and guide you through the process of clearing past convictions from your record. 

Let Our Monroe Criminal Defense Lawyers Help Fight Your Charges

Defending yourself against criminal charges goes far beyond simply pleading guilty or not guilty. At Leitner, Bragg & Griffin, we will critically examine and scrutinize the alleged evidence the prosecution may use against you, help you understand your charges and their consequences, and take steps to ensure that you receive a fair trial and adjudication. If your case calls for it, our attorneys will negotiate with the local district attorney’s office and explore potential discharge programs that might lead to a dismissal.

We take pride in providing comprehensive legal representation for our clients facing criminal charges in and around Union County, including Mecklenburg, Anson, Stanly, and Cabarrus counties. If you’re in this situation, we encourage you to contact our office as soon as you are arrested or receive charges. This allows us to ensure your rights are protected at each stage of your case and to begin gathering evidence as early as possible. Defense strategies that are initiated early during a criminal investigation and preliminary hearings will clear the way for optimal outcomes later on. 

If you’ve been charged with a traffic violation, DWI offense, or another misdemeanor or felony crime, contact our Monroe criminal defense attorneys today at (704) 447-7473.


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