415 West Friendly Avenue|Greensboro, North Carolina 27401

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Exceptional Criminal Defense Attorneys in Greensboro

Trusted in Guilford County, North Carolina since 1973

At The Clifford Division of Clifford Clendenin & O'Hale, LLP, we believe there is no substitute for an aggressive, high-caliber criminal defense when your future and your liberty are in jeopardy.

When you hire our law firm to defend you in a sex crime, DWI, traffic violation or any criminal matter, you can be confident that talented, dedicated lawyers will pursue every possible avenue to protect your rights.

The experience and credentials to achieve results

Locke T. Clifford, Andrew C. Clifford and Daniel A. Harris have more than 50 years of combined experience handling corporate and individual criminal cases. Locke and Andrew were both former assistant district attorneys in Guilford County before pursuing justice for defendants. Our lawyers are familiar with the strategies prosecutors use and how best to defend against them.

By focusing exclusively on criminal defense, our attorneys have honed their considerable skills in this complex, demanding area of law. Over the decades, The Clifford Division has represented thousands of business and individual clients in state and federal courts. Our firm handles all misdemeanors and felonies, including:

We believe in exemplary service

Because The Clifford Division lawyers are father and son, we are family oriented. Our attorneys and staff treat clients and their families the way we would want to be treated — with respect and personal attention. We understand the difficulties you face. We ensure you are comfortable, informed and involved as our attorneys guide you through the criminal justice system.

Efficient and effective

Being arrested or being the target of a law enforcement investigation can be alarming. You may be confused about when to contact a lawyer or if it is even necessary.

Do not hesitate to contact our firm immediately. There simply is too much at stake. We provide a vigorous defense at any point in a case, from initial investigation through trial and appeal.

Of course, the earlier in your case we become involved, the better your options. Early involvement may help you avoid charges altogether or face reduced charges.

Dedicated Greensboro and High Point criminal defense lawyers

At The Clifford Division, we pride ourselves on exemplifying the best criminal defense strategies. To see how we can put our considerable experience on your side, contact us at 336-574-2788 or online. We offer a no-risk, free consultation. If you hire us, we accept credit cards and, if needed, can negotiate an appropriate payment plan.

Cases We Handle

We Handle:

  • Criminal cases in North Carolina District Court and Superior Court in Guilford County, including Greensboro and High Point
  • 50B and 50C protection order cases in both North Carolina District Courts in Guilford County, including Greensboro and High Point
  • Federal criminal cases
    • Misdemeanors in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and sometimes Statesville and Durham
    • Felonies in all four cities and on a case-by-case basis in any federal court in the United States
  • Federal civil forfeiture cases, post-conviction work and investigations
    on an individual basis
  • Private prosecutions in state court on a case-by-case basis

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