Dedicated Criminal Defense
In Gastonia Since 1996
Criminal Defense
Nothing Is More Important Than Your Freedom.
A Clean Record Is A Beautiful Thing.
Traffic Violations Are Serious. Don’t Underestimate Them.
Executors Carry A Heavy Responsibility.

Gastonia Criminal Defense Attorney

I am Gastonia criminal defense attorney Brent D. Ratchford, and for more than 15 years I have been fighting to defend the rights of people like you — good people who find themselves in bad situations. I have built a respected reputation for successfully defending my clients’ rights. My mission is to defend yours, too.

Born and raised in Gaston County, I am intimately familiar with all facets of the North Carolina criminal justice system. I have the knowledge and ability to clearly explain your options and fight for the best outcome possible under the facts of the case.

I handle cases in local, state and federal courts. Charges can range from misdemeanor offenses to serious felonies, including:

I also assist clients with bond reductions, helping them seek reasonable amounts that they can actually pay. In addition, my law firm handles expungements so that past offenses no longer show up on background checks.

Going The Extra Mile For Your Freedom

You can count on me to go the extra mile to ensure that you get the justice that you deserve. I will personally speak with witnesses, review police records and examine the alleged crime scene with a fine-toothed comb, if necessary. I can also bring in experts to challenge the prosecution and assist me in developing a trial strategy.

Nothing is more important than your freedom. If you need a North Carolina defense lawyer who is truly dedicated to your case, contact me today for a free initial consultation: 704-215-4493.