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J. Bradley Smith Esq.

Contact: (855) 370-2828
Experience:
Law School: Mercer University
Jurisdictions: North Carolina
U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina

OVERVIEW

About J. Bradley Smith Esq.
Mr. Smith has lived in Charlotte for most of his life. He is a graduate of Charlotte Country Day School and North Carolina State University. He received his law degree from Mercer University where he was a member of the Dean’s List and President of the Federalist Society. Mr. Smith began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney for the 26th District in Mecklenburg County, prosecuting both felony and misdemeanor cases. In 2006, Mr. Smith entered private practice, focusing primarily on criminal defense. Over the course of his career, he has represented clients charged with everything from minor traffic violations to homicide. He has many years of experience in Mecklenburg district and superior courts and has argued cases in front of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court, and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA. Mr. Smith is frequently asked to appear on television news programs to provide his legal insight into developing stories. In 2013, and again in 2014 he was named the Charlotte Observer's Readers’ Choice Best Lawyer in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has been listed as a Super Lawyer in North Carolina since 2011. He is considered one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the United States by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Civil Rights
  • Personal Injury
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    • We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina 
U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina 
Certifications
Certification for DWI detection (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration )
Languages
 SpokenWritten
EnglishYesYes
Professional Experience
Arnold & Smith PLLC
Current
Education
Mercer UniversityJ.D.
Honors: Dean's List
North Carolina State UniversityB.A.Political Science
Awards
Rising Stars, Super Lawyers
2012-2015
Charlotte Observer's Readers' Choice Best Lawyer in Charlotte, Charlotte Observer
Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association
Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association
Charlotte Observer's Readers' Choice Best Lawyer in Charlotte, Charlotte Observer
Professional Associations
Member, North Carolina State Bar
Current
Member, U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
Current
Member, 2004 North Carolina State Bar Mecklenburg County
Current
Member, North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Current
Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Current

VIDEOS

Charlotte DWI Attorney Legal Briefs: If I simply intend to plead guilty, why do I need a lawyer?
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Charlotte DWI Attorney Legal Briefs: Can the police search my car without a warrant?
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Charlotte DWI Attorney Legal Briefs: Are breath test results always accurate?
Charlotte DWI and Criminal Defense Attorney J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the ...
Attorney Legal Briefs: What steps should I be taking outside legal guidance to help my DWI case?
Charlotte DWI and Criminal Defense Attorney J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the ...
Attorney Legal Briefs: What am I obligated to do if I've been pulled for Drinking and Driving?
Charlotte DWI and Criminal Defense Attorney J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the ...
Charlotte DWI Attorney Legal Briefs: Is there more than one way for police to convict a DWI?
Charlotte DWI and Criminal Defense Attorney J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the ...
Legal Briefs: What should I do if I have been pulled over and I have been drinking ?
J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question "What should I do if I have been ...
Legal Briefs: Can I be arrested without evidence against me?
J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question "Can I be arrested without evidence ...
Legal Briefs: Can I represent myself on a traffic ticket?
J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question "Can I represent myself on a traffic ...
Legal Briefs: Do I have to perform the field sobriety tests when I'm pulled over for DWI in NC?
J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question "Do I have to perform the field ...
Legal Briefs: Do I need to hire an attorney if I have been falsely accused?
J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question "Do I need to hire an attorney if I ...
Legal Briefs: Should I talk to the police?
J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question "Should I talk to the police?"
Legal Briefs: The person that called the police doesn't want to press charges
J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC responds to "The person that called the police doesn't ...
Legal Briefs: What happens if I am convicted of a DUI or DWI in North Carolina?
J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question "What happens if I am convicted of a ...
Legal Briefs: What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?
J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question "What is the difference between a ...
Legal Briefs: Should I ever plead guilty to a charge?
J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question "Should I ever plead guilty to a ...
Legal Briefs: If I have an outstanding warrant, what should I do?
J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question "If I have an outstanding warrant, ...
Legal Briefs: How can an attorney help me with my DWI?
J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question "How can an attorney help me with my ...
Legal Briefs: What is an expungement?
Arnold & Smith, PLLC is a full-service criminal defense and civil litigation law firm that provides ...
Legal Briefs: What are the long term effects of being convicted of a crime?
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Legal Briefs: I was found not guilty of a charge, but my record still shows the charge
Arnold & Smith, PLLC is a full-service criminal defense and civil litigation law firm that provides ...
Legal Briefs: A past conviction is keeping me from finding work what can I do?
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The Historic John Price Carr House
200 N McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204
USA
Toll-Free: (855) 370-2828
Telephone: (704) 370-2828
Fax: (704) 370-2202