Protecting Your Reputation And Your Future

If you have been charged with a crime, you may be concerned about short-term consequences such as jail time, a fine or probation. However, the long-term consequences can be far more serious. A criminal conviction can affect you when you seek employment, rent an apartment, seek admission to a college or apply for a professional license. It is important to keep your record as clean as possible, since that information can be readily accessed by others.

I am attorney Rich Cassady, and I am well-known for my aggressive, strategic defense representation in the state and federal courts of North Carolina. With offices in Franklin and Murphy, I handle cases in Macon County, Cherokee County and beyond.

For more information about the types of criminal cases I handle, please visit the following pages.

  • Drunk driving: A drunk driving conviction is both costly and embarrassing. To minimize the effect a DUI charge will have on your life, seek a lawyer's help as soon as possible.
  • Traffic tickets: Traffic tickets may seem minor, but points on your driver's license can lead to higher insurance rates and driver's license suspension.
  • Drug charges: It's important to do everything you can to keep a drug conviction off your record.
  • Domestic violence and protection orders: Accusations of domestic violence can affect your employment and your rights. It's important to seek an attorney's help, since if you contact the alleged victim, you could face additional charges.
  • Sex offenses: There is no criminal charge more damaging to your reputation than a sex offense.
  • Weapons offenses: Possession of a handgun during the commission of a crime can add years to your prison sentence.
  • Property crimes: I represent people charged with theft, breaking and entering, trespassing, and other property crimes.
  • Federal offenses: I represent people charged with federal crimes such as major drug trafficking, possession of a handgun by a felon and other weapons offenses.

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Make your next step the right one. To arrange a free initial consultation, call my office at 828-634-7320 or 800-811-9295, or contact me online.