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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 and traffic law.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
  • 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
98 Questions Answered

Q. It's been almost 7 years since I received a DUI what do I have to do to get my license back?
A: I recommend ordering a copy of your NC driving record, and setting up a consult with an experienced DWI attorney to review the record and see if you've complied with all of the requirements of your DWI conviction. Typically, to get reinstated after a DWI conviction, you must (1) obtain a DWI assessment from an authorized provider, (2) complete all recommended treatment, and (3) pay a reinstatement fee.
Q. What does it mean when a judge terminates my probation,and turns the fees I still owe to a civil judgment
A: When a judge enters in money you owe to the court as a civil judgment against you, it basically means that you now owe the state that money. How it is usually paid back is either by you going to the courthouse and paying it directly, or if the state ever owes you money (e.g., a state tax refund, or if you win the NC Education Lottery, etc.), they'll take the money you owe them first before you get any of the money they owe to you. It is a judgment, so it is likely to affect your credit rating. What it won't do is prevent you from getting reinstated with DMV. If you were convicted of a DWI, make sure that you've gotten a DWI assessment from a NC DMV-authorized provider, completed the recommended treatment, ensured that the provider has sent the appropriate confirmation form (E-508) to DMV, and that you've complied with all other requirements that DMV may have requested of you; then you can pay DMV the $130 reinstatement fee.
Q. My sister used my license identity in North Carolina and received a traffic tickets without me being aware of it
A: Contact an experienced traffic attorney in the county where the tickets were issued - they can assist you with the best way to handle a situation of identity theft, which happens with traffic tickets more than you'd think, unfortunately with family members.
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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
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
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
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: * Currently remote, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.