Skilled Criminal Defense in Greenville and Pitt County
At the Law Office of Matthew J. Davenport, our criminal defense practice focuses on two objectives: defeating the current charge and protecting your long-term interests. Because many of our clients are members of the East Carolina University community, we understand the importance of keeping your record clean. After all, your future success might well depend on it. As a result, we take a lot of cases to trial when we can't get them dismissed or deferred along the way.
Contact Greenville criminal defense lawyer Matt Davenport for a free consultation about the best ways to resolve your problem, whether it involves drunk driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, or problems with driver's license suspension.
Our criminal defense strategies protect your future right to expungement
Our clients usually can't afford to plead guilty, even in misdemeanor cases where there's no real prospect of jail time. The damage to future career or academic prospects will be too great. North Carolina criminal convictions, whether by guilty plea or verdict, create permanent records that normally cannot be expunged.
That's why our law firm concentrates on ways to resolve cases that will preserve your right to expungement. Under North Carolina law, expungement means that all records of the arrest and prosecution are removed, and it's as if the offense never occurred.
Criminal defense attorney Matt Davenport is a former Pitt County prosecutor who has trained many of the current assistant district attorneys and law enforcement officers about criminal practice, DWI arrests, and trial procedures. Today, he uses his insight and experience to help his clients confront and overcome difficult criminal defense problems.