Practice Areas

Our legal defense team handles any and all criminal matters that include, but are not limited to the following:



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  • DUI
  • Drug Offenses
  • Sex Crimes
  • Assault/Battery
  • Theft/Burglary
  • Domestic Violence
  • Murder/Manslaughter
  • Probation Violations


A. Immediate Interview with The Prosecutor

Early intervention may determine what charges, if any, are filed against you.

B. Potential Motions Filed On Your Behalf

Some evidence against you may be inadmissible because of an illegal search and seizure. Additionally, statements you may have made could have been taken in violation of your rights.

C. Plea Bargains

Negotiate with the prosecutor and structure to avoid formal conviction when feasible, and minimize incarceration, probation, and fines.

D. Jury Trials

Our legal defense team has extensive jury trial experience and will fight for your  rights.

The Byrd Law Firm understands that being arrested can be a shocking and humiliating experience. People are typically worried about how their arrest will affect their loved ones, their freedom and their future. Although this may be one of the most challenging times of your life, the Byrd Law Firm is here to help.

We have over 45 years of combined criminal defense practice.

We have defended thousands of accused citizens & we have tried hundreds of cases.

If you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact The Byrd Law Firm today for a consultation.  We’re here to help!



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  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Modifications
  • Paternity Rights
  • Restraining Orders/Injunctions for Protection Against Domestic Violence
  • Separation Agreements


A. Preemptive efforts to amicably resolve all issues in a divorce prior to Court proceedings being instituted:

This option would entail preparing and presenting proposed Marital Settlement Agreement in a proactive manner with the intent of avoiding unnecessary litigation, frustration, and attorney’s fees.

B. Efficient and thorough representation in pending Court proceedings:

This option would include preparing your case for the requirement of mediating outstanding unresolved issues by gathering and organizing discovery to obtain the necessary evidence to support legal conclusions in support of a reasonable and equitable resolution of outstanding issues.

C. Aggressive pursuit of litigation to resolve highly disputed issues:

This option would include the fi ling of necessary pleadings and motions outlining the relief sought from the Court and the legal justifi cations for same after determining that negotiations with the opposing party are fruitless.

If you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact The Byrd Law Firm today for a consultation.  We’re here to help!



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The Byrd Law Firm also handles personal injury and wrongful death cases.  Several years ago, we decided to expand our practice by using our extensive trial and courtroom experience to help victims of someone’s negligence or intentional acts.  We believe an attorney should possess skills in the courtroom and be willing and able to take your case to trial.  Frankly, most “personal injury” attorneys do not possess these skills, however, we certainly do.  While others are hanging billboards, making commercials, and creating catchy phrases, we are in the courtroom or actually working on cases.  If you are interested in having an aggressive and experienced trial attorney discuss your personal injury or wrongful death case, we encourage you to speak with The Byrd Law Firm.

If you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact The Byrd Law Firm today for a consultation.  We’re here to help!

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