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Kristen Dewar

Kristen Dewar

The Law Office of Marc T. Joyner, PLLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets ...
  • North Carolina
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Summary

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Kristen has a Honors B.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and a J.D. and Certificate in Criminal Advocacy from Charlotte School of Law. Kristen has a passion for details and trivia - she brings that same passion to each client she zealously represents. Her focus is on criminal defense, traffic, and landlord/tenant.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Domestic Violence
Additional Practice Area
  • Expungements
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    *For traffic tickets only, by phone. All other consultations require payment.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    We accept contingent fees on plaintiff's personal injury cases.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
The Law Office of Marc T. Joyner, PLLC
- Current
Legal Intern
The Law Office of Norman Butler
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Legal Extern
Criminal Justice Clinic, Charlotte School of Law
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Legal Extern
Office of the Public Defender, 6th Judicial District, SC
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Legal Intern
McAlpine PLLC
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Education
Charlotte School of Law
J.D. (2015)
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Certificate in Criminal Advocacy
Honors: Cum Laude, Dean's List, Order of the Crown, Pro Bono Honors
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University of Toronto
B.A. (2008) | Political Science
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International Relations and Public Policy
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Awards
Order of Service
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Order of Service
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Order of Service
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Professional Associations
Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Immediate Past Chair, Criminal Defense Section
- Current
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Board of Governors
- Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Membership Co-Chair, Women's Caucus
- Current
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Cabarrus County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member
- Current
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Section Chair, Criminal Defense Section
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Trial Briefs: From the Coordinating Editor: Practical Advice About Pretrial Practice
NCAJ
Speaking Engagements
A Guide to Expungements , Charlotte, NC
Mecklenburg County Self-Serve Center
Expunctions - Non-Violent Misdemeanor/Felony Convictions over Age 18, Not Guilty/Responsible and Dismissed Charges
State of the Union: Bar Passage , Charlotte School of Law , Charlotte, NC
BLSA, Charlotte School of Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Law Office of Marc T. Joyner, PLLC
Legal Answers
92 Questions Answered

Q. Can i get license after I've gotten a dwlr while waiting on hearing
A: Being able to get your license depends, of course, upon your eligibility for reinstatement with the DMV. Now, if you're waiting on a DMV hearing, that usually means that you have a current set or permanent suspension suspending your privileges, thus you'd need to have the hearing and win it in order to become eligible. As for if you can get your license after getting a DWLR charge or conviction while awaiting your hearing, that also depends on some factors, such as (1) was it a DWLR for an Impaired Revocation, or just a standard non-impaired revocation, and (2) your underlying eligibility for reinstatement in the first place. I can tell you that getting a DWLR conviction while you're awaiting a DMV hearing will likely have an impact upon your ability to win your DMV hearing. Best advice would be to contact a traffic attorney in your local county, with experience at DMV hearings, for a consultation to review your driving record and give you a fuller picture of the ramifications of the DWLR charge, your hearing, and license reinstatement eligibility.
Q. North Carolina Ticket
A: Cabarrus County’s DA’s Office doesn’t accept driving school for reductions or dismissals. The available option in Cabarrus County is a reduction, either to a lesser speed, or to a non-moving violation such as Improper Equipment, all of which depends on your prior driving history. Contact a local Cabarrus County traffic attorney to discuss your options further.
Q. Can i do a poj in NC for misdemeanor larceny? First time offense.
A: You need an attorney to represent you in this case. If you cannot afford to hire one, request to see if you qualify for court-appointed counsel. Just asking for a PJC won't help you here, as even if a judge granted you one, a PJC still counts as a criminal conviction.
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Contact & Map
Charlotte
5513 Monroe Rd., Ste. 204
Charlotte, NC 28212
Telephone: (704) 312-2239
Fax: (704) 980-8567
Monday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: * Currently remote, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Concord
145 Union St. S.
Ste. 109
Concord, NC 28025
Telephone: (704) 312-2239
Fax: (704) 980-8567
Monday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: * Currently remote, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.