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Greensboro Criminal Lawyers

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Trust and believe we get it; Criminal Charges are stressful. As you’re reading this, either you or a love one is dealing with a criminal charge and you’re wondering what happens next. Someone’s life has just been turned upside down, and there’s concern and anxiety as you think about what the future holds. But that’s why we’re here – to help you navigate these difficult waters, to fight for your rights and your future and to be that calming presence to help you get through this. And we will get through this. Jason Aycoth Criminal Lawyer | DUI | Traffic Tickets | Car Accidents is here to help you. You can find us at 436 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, NC 27401 and reach us at 336-390-2180.

Greensboro criminal defense lawyers

The State of North Carolina has practically unlimited resources when it comes to prosecuting a case. Going against the District Attorneys Office can seem like a daunting task, but our top rated criminal lawyers do it each and every single day. Not only that but our law firm features three former Guilford County District Attorneys who will all be working together to help you with your case. No matter the situation or the criminal charge, we’re here for you. We have handled every type of misdemeanor and felony criminal charge one can think of, and we don’t come from a place of judgment, our first and foremost question for you is, “what can we do to help you?”

Criminal charges can effect you personally, mentally, emotionally, and even can impact you physically. We’re here to shoulder as much of this burden as we can, so you can get your life back and get back to being you. Having criminal charges is a lot to deal with if you don’t have someone in your corner, call us today to schedule a free consultation. Let us walk you through how we can help you and start working to get your life and your future back.

Our Criminal Lawyers in Greensboro, NC help clients with:

  • Traffic Tickets
  • Misdemeanor Charges
  • Felony Charges
  • Impaired Driving / DUI / DWI Charges
  • Expungements
  • Probation Violations
  • Bond Motions & First Appearances

As hard as it may be to do so, remember in North Carolina, you’re innocent until proven guilty, and it’s the State of North Carolina’s burden to prove just that. You have not been convicted of anything, at this point you only have criminal charges pending against you – now let’s get to work helping you through this.

A Strategic Approach

No two cases are the same just as no two clients are. Our law firm uses a client-centered approach based on the principle that you come first. Your wants, needs and interests are at the forefront of what we do. Our criminal lawyers do this by taking the time to understand your situation and concerns, while building a strong relationship with you, and then we tailor our legal strategy to meet your specific needs.

Our Approach involves:

  1. Active Listening: Our approach starts with actively listening to who you are and your story. This means taking the time to understand your perspective, concerns, and needs without jumping to conclusions. By listening carefully, our criminal lawyers can understand your situation and perspective, and build a relationship with you based on trust and empathy.

  2.  Understanding Your Goals: Criminal defense cases can be stressful and emotional for everyone involved. Our approach involves understanding your goals and concerns, and helping you achieve the best possible outcome for your particular facts. This may involve reducing the charges, avoiding a criminal record, or minimizing your sentence. By understanding the you & your goals, our criminal defense lawyers can tailor the legal strategy to meet your specific needs.
  3. Keeping You Informed: Our approach involves keeping you informed of developments in your case, including the strengths and weaknesses of the case, the potential outcomes, and the legal process. This will help you make informed decisions and reduces your anxiety and uncertainty you can get back to being you. Bare in mind, criminal cases are marathons, and often there can be a lengthy period of time without new information, but don’t stress this period of time – it’s completely normal as the State gathers reports and information so we can move forward.
  4. Providing Options and Advice: Our approach involves providing you with options and advice, and helping you be in a position to make informed decisions. This means explaining the pros and cons of different legal strategies, and helping you develop a better understanding of your situation legally so you can make choices that are based on your facts and in your best interest.
  5. Advocating for You: Our approach involves advocating for your interests throughout the legal process. If a criminal attorney doesn’t listen to you up front, and understand your situation, how can they possibly advocate for you? Our criminal lawyers use everything you’ve told us to protect your rights, challenging the District Attorney’s evidence, and presenting a strong defense. Our criminal attorneys will work to minimize the impact of the case on the your life, and help you to move forward after the case is over. We often are in contact with our clients long after a case is completed as we truly want to know what’s happened since the case is finished.

Criminal Defense Statistics in Greensboro

As of 2023, the Greensboro Police Department is still compiling data from the pandemic and the latest yearly report available is from 2020.

The following are the reported crime statistics for the city of Greensboro for the year 2020:

  • Homicide: 61
  • Rape: 190
  • Robbery: 577
  • Aggravated Assault: 1,451
  • Burglary: 1,751
  • Larceny: 6,630
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 1,195

Greensboro, NC, currently ranks in the lowest 4% nationwide for criminal activity. This being said the District Attorneys’ Office is doing everything they can to prosecute cases and lock people up with the hope of deterring future criminal activity.

In the court system, the first question you are typically asked is what do you want to do about an attorney? Do you want to represent yourself, hire an attorney or request a public defender?

Some clients ask us about the prospect of representing themselves in criminal court. Without delving too into the details, statistics indicate that you are far more likely to be convicted and have a harsher punishment representing yourself than you would with an criminal defense lawyer on your side. Developing an understanding of the laws, the way they operate in court requires experience. At Jason Aycoth Criminal Lawyer | DUI | Traffic Tickets | Car Accidents, our lawyers have over 60 years combined legal experience handling criminal cases. We feature 3 former district attorneys, 2 former presidents of the Greensboro Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and we’re here to help you.

We truly are confident in our ability to help you with your situation and we also work with people to find a payment plan that will fit your budget and allow for private representation and for you to have our law firm by your side when you go to court.

Flexible Payment Structures

We all know the saying, ‘money doesn’t grow on trees.’ And our criminal lawyers understand that criminal charges often aren’t planned, nor is the money set aside for such a rainy day. This being said, we offer a free consultation for your criminal charges to help you garner a better understanding of your situation and to better advise you of the steps your case will go about moving forward. We also offer flexible payment structures, payment plans, and we will try to work with you and your finances to help you with your case.

Our criminal defense lawyers operate as a team, and we often will pair a lead criminal attorney with your case. We do this so you have that direct point of contact, but if they happen to be in a jury trial, stuck in court or on vacation, the rest of our law firm is available to return phone calls on their behalf. Never sit and anxiously wonder what’s going on with your case, give us a call – we may not have all of the answers right away, but we’re happy to seek them out for you.

Understanding the Criminal Process

We fully understand that when you’re first receive criminal charges often the question is, “What do I do now?” The onset of the case can feel like a sprint but please understand the criminal process is a marathon. There will be a number of court dates and often your very first court date is only to ask the question as to what you would like to do about hiring a criminal defense attorney. Once that question is answered at your first appearance, there’s not a hearing on the facts or merits of your case – it’s then continued a month or two out. 

We enjoy offering free consultations, because it gives us an opportunity to get to know you, to understand the facts from your perspective and to get an idea of what defenses may be available. We also like to set expectations up front based on your version of events. Remember, it’s not your job to prove yourself innocent, and often the version of the facts the state has differs from your version of events. It’s the State of North Carolina’s job to prove you guilty and our criminal lawyers will put up every possible wall we can to protect you, your rights, your freedom and your future.

Regardless, our legal team will do everything they can to keep you informed every step of the way. Understand, that in the criminal process, often the Guilford County District Attorneys’ Office is awaiting information from law enforcement, and if they don’t have an update nor will we. It’s very common with criminal charges in Guilford County, NC , for the DA’s Office not to have a report on your case for months. But do not worry, we will continue to follow-up with their office with the hope that that we will be able to gather information and update you as soon as we possibly can.

If you’d like to learn more about how Criminal Charges operate in Greensboro, NC, please take a look at our page devoted to the Criminal Court Process from start to finish.

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Why Choose Us?

Our firm has over 300+ five-star Google reviews in Greensboro.

We are the largest Criminal Defense Law Firm in Greensboro, NC

Our lawyers have over 60 years of combined legal experience.

We have defended clients in over 10,000+ criminal cases.

We offer flexible payment structures and fee plans.

Our team is available 24/7 to provide help and support.

Services We Provide

Impaired Driving

Impaired driving effects people from every walk of life. DUI and DWI charges are far more common than you think, and our Top Rated DUI Lawyers in Greensboro, NC, have helped countless clients through the years with their Impaired Driving cases.

Assault Charges

Assault Charges can range from a fight or Simple Affray charge all the way to Murder. Our Assault Lawyers are constantly working on Assault with a Deadly Weapon charges and cases involving violent criminal activity.

Domestic Violence

In North Carolina, a crime is considered domestic if it involves violence against someone you are or were in a relationship with or a family member. Domestic Violence cases can lead to a 24 - 48 hour hold in custody & often are coupled with a Domestic Violence Protective Order or 50B.

Drug Charges

Drug charges range from Possession of Marijuana, to Possession with Intent to Sale Drug to Drug Trafficking. Our Top Rated Drug Lawyers in Greensboro, NC have handled every type of Drug Case one can imagine. We work to suppress stops, searches & seizures. Learn more here.

Theft Crimes

Whether it's being caught Shoplifting in a store, or going past the last point of sale and being charged with Larceny. Our Larceny Lawyers are here to help you. We also handle Obtaining Property by False Pretenses, Embezzlement, Larceny by Employee, Identity Theft & a host of other Theft Crimes.

Traffic Tickets

Traffic Tickets are common just about wherever you go, but the way our Top Rated Traffic Ticket Lawyers handle your case could mean the difference between paying for license and insurance points and not. We help clients Speeding Tickets, Driving While License Revoked, Registration & Insurance Tickets and so much more.

Gun Charges

Guilford County is cracking down on gun charges, including Concealed Gun, Firearm by Felon, Stolen Firearm and is focused on reducing the number of firearms in Greensboro. This being said, our Top Rated Gun Lawyers are here to help you with your Gun Charges. Regardless of whether you're charged with Possessing a Gun or Discharging it, we're here for you.


Are you having issues with background checks? Most people don't know that even if a case is dismissed or you're found not guilty, what you were charged with still shows on your record unless you get your record expunged. Our Expungement Lawyers also can help expunge certain convictions if a number of years has passed.

Car Accidents

Our law firm is focused on helping our Auto Accident clients get the recovery they deserve. We do everything we can to help maximize your recovery and give you the opportunity at recovering from your personal injuries without having to worry about whether the insurance is going to compensate you for what's happened to you.

Meet Your Greensboro Legal Team

Our Greensboro office has 7 dedicated criminal defense lawyers ranging former district attorneys to former public defenders, to former members of the United States military, and all of us will be working together as a team to provide you with the best possible legal defense one can imagine.

Jason Aycoth

Jason Aycoth is a senior criminal lawyer with over 13 years of experience. Has handled every type of criminal and traffic case one can think of and looks forward to the opportunity to help you. From Misdemeanors to Felonies & everything in-between.

Chad Garrett

Chad Garrett is one the top DUI and Traffic Ticket lawyers in North Carolina. He got his start as a District Attorney, went into private practice and has helped thousands of people with this criminal charges, DUI's and traffic tickets.

Sean Olson

Sean Olson handles major criminal cases of every variety. Whether it be a felony drug charge, shooting case, rape, or murder - there is nothing Sean cannot handle and he devotes his time honing in on legal issue to create the best opportunity for his clients.

Brandon Goldsborough

Brandon Goldsborough spent over a decade in the Guilford County District Attorney's Office before venturing into private practice. Brandon enjoys complex criminal cases and handles drug trafficking, criminal conspiracies, murder & any crime one can think of.

Stephanie Goldsborough

Stephanie Goldsborough has done it all. From Legal Aid to the PD's Office. She is focused on justice and fairness, and her top-notch advocacy skills make her a criminal attorney not to be reckoned with in court. She will be there for you no matter what.

Rebecca Elliott

Rebecca Elliott brings her Engineering background and Military Service together, to create a fierce and compassionate advocate for her clients. There's nothing she can't handle and she'll do everything she can to help you.

Successful Cases

Yes, when it comes to criminal charges, DUI’s, traffic tickets and car accidents, our law firm is happy to provide a free consultation to discuss your case.

Our consultation will consist of:

  • A discussion with you about what happened with your case;
  • Reviewing your citation or charging documents;
  • Going over the court process for your charge and where we can help you; and
  • Going over the possible outcomes for your case based on the information you’ve provided us.

At Jason Aycoth Criminal Lawyer | DUI | Traffic Tickets | Car Accidents, our Top Rated Criminal Lawyers have devoted their lives and careers to helping people just like you with your legal situation. Let us shoulder the burden of your charges so you can get your life back and move forward with it.

A majority of the cases we handle our Criminal Defense, DUI and Traffic Ticket cases; however, we also help clients with Car Accidents.

A majority of our Criminal Lawyers & Car Accident Lawyers got their start working in either the District Attorneys Office or Public Defenders Office, giving our team vast experience when it comes to litigating cases.

These experiences have served our lawyers well when helping clients who are dealing with injuries resulting from a car accident, as litigation experience is a major plus when it comes to fighting the insurance company for the money you deserve.

This is a perfectly fair question, and it really depends on a number of factors. If it’s a misdemeanor or felony charge, generally you’re looking at a minimum of three to six months for a resolution and for high level misdemeanors and felonies it can be a lot longer.

Our criminal lawyers will do their very best to explain that criminal charges are marathons and not sprints and a lot of what we’re doing is posturing your case to be in the best position possible for the future.

We all know you want this to be over, but the primary focus should not be how fast it’s done, but rather finding the best possible resolution even if that means it taking a little longer to get there.

If you have been involved in an incident that is being investigated by the police in North Carolina, you may be wondering whether you should provide a statement to them. It is generally advisable to seek the advice of a lawyer before making any statement to the police. And that would be our recommendation, speak with us first, because that statement could help you or really hurt you down the road.

In North Carolina, you have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. If you are arrested, the police must advise you of these rights. If you choose to exercise your right to remain silent, you should clearly and unequivocally state that you are invoking your right to remain silent.

If you are not under arrest, but the police want to question you about an incident, you are not required to provide a statement. However, it may be in your best interest to cooperate with the police and provide a statement if you have nothing to hide and the statement will not incriminate you.

Again, it is important to seek the advice of a criminal lawyer before making any statement to the police. Our top rated criminal defense lawyers can help you understand your rights and advise you on how best to proceed based on the circumstances surrounding the investigation.

Finding the best criminal lawyer for your case can be a challenging task, but there are several steps you can take to increase your chances of finding the right lawyer:

  1. Look for a lawyer with experience in criminal defense: When looking for a criminal lawyer in Greensboro, it’s essential to find one with significant experience in criminal defense. You want someone who has a track record of successfully representing clients in cases similar to yours.

  2. Check for credentials and qualifications: Look for a lawyer who has the necessary credentials and qualifications, such as a law degree and a license to practice law in your state. You can check with the state bar association to confirm a lawyer’s credentials and to see if they have any disciplinary actions against them.

  3. Seek recommendations: Ask friends and family members if they have any recommendations for a good criminal lawyer. You can also look for online reviews and testimonials from previous clients.

  4. Schedule consultations: Schedule consultations with potential criminal defense lawyers to discuss your case. During the consultation, ask questions about their experience, qualifications, and strategy for your case. You should also pay attention to how well they listen to your concerns and whether you feel comfortable working with them. Also, do they offer free consultations? If a criminal lawyer isn’t willing to discuss your case without an upfront payment – do you think they’re there for you or just for your money.

  5. Consider the cost: The cost of a criminal lawyer can vary significantly, so it’s essential to consider your budget when choosing a lawyer. However, you should also be careful not to choose a lawyer solely based on price. Remember that a more experienced and qualified lawyer may be able to save you money in the long run by achieving a better outcome for your case.

We hope these steps are helpful for finding the best criminal lawyer in Greensboro to help you with your case.

At Jason Aycoth Criminal Lawyer | DUI | Traffic Tickets | Car Accidents, our criminal lawyers have over 60 years of combined legal experience helping people just like you. Call today!

Our Criminal Lawyers have been fortunate to help people with just about every type of criminal charge one can think of, including, but not limited to:

  • Assault Charges – Assault with a Deadly Weapon, etc
  • Bond Motions
  • Domestic Violence – Assault on a Female, Simple Assault, Assault by Strangulation, 50B’s
  • First Appearances
  • Gun Charges – Concealed Gun, Firearm by Felon, Stolen Firearm, etc
  • Impaired Driving – DUI & DWI
  • Murder – Attempted Murder
  • Probation Violations
  • Robbery
  • Theft Crimes – Shoplifting, Larceny, Embezzlement, Obtaining Property by False Pretenses, etc
  • Traffic Tickets – Speeding Tickets, Reckless Driving, Driving While License Revoked

If you’d be interested to learn more about our success in court – please head over to our review page.

We help clients in Guilford County, NC – which includes Greensboro & High Point, NC. Interesting to note, Guilford County is the only court system with two courthouses.

We also help clients in Randolph County – Asheboro, NC.

If you need assistance right away, please give us a call at 336-390-2180.