We provide the answers, options and aggressive representation you need to overcome the legal challenges you face.

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When You Face Criminal Charges, A Former Prosecutor Is Your Best Defense

If you were recently arrested and charged with committing a crime, you may be confused about the criminal process, your options and what you should do. At David B. Smith, Attorney at Law, we provide the information and strong legal advocacy you need to overcome the criminal charges and penalties you face.

Prior to starting his criminal defense practice, Attorney David B. Smith was a state and federal prosecutor for over 20 years. Attorney Smith draws upon his deep knowledge of the criminal justice system to develop effective strategies, defending clients against charges that range from traffic violations and DWI to domestic assault and drug possession. He practices in district and superior courts in North Carolina as well as in all federal district courts in the state and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th District.

Our Practice Areas

Federal Crimes

Strong legal advocacy at the federal level

State Crimes

Defending you against misdemeanor and felony charges

Criminal Defense

Aggressive defense against state and federal charges

Sex Offenses

Protection against damaging sex offense allegations

Drug Crimes

Quick and aggressive action against drug charges

DWI/DUI Offenses

Strong strategies to fight alcohol offenses

Aggressive Defense Against State And Federal Crimes

Attorney David B. Smith has spent his entire legal career in the Greensboro area. This gives him special insight into the values and concerns of clients and allows him to be an effective advocate, whatever the case. He spends the time needed to get the facts so that he can counsel clients about their options and provide choices related to their cases.

We defend clients against a wide range of federal and state criminal charges, including:

  • Traffic violations – Department of Motor Vehicles matters, speeding and reckless driving
  • DWI charges – Misdemeanor DWI, felony DWI and underage DWI
  • Drug offenses – Misdemeanor and felony possession, sale and trafficking charges
  • Assault charges – 50(b) & (c) Representation, domestic assault, assault and battery and assault with weapon
  • Sex crimes – Rape and sexual assault
  • White collar crimes – Fraud, money laundering and identity theft
  • Forfeiture matters – Civil and criminal forfeitures of property and assets


Kathlena Edwards

This is the best attorney I have retained. He is honest, fair, and consistent. He knows his job and everything that applies to it. The 1st consult is the same outcome that the courts decide on the last day. He is the BEST ATTORNEY EVER!!! He is experienced and I have his number saved under emergency contacts. I can’t think of a legal situation he can’t handle. I just wish someone would have told me about him before I wasted my money.

Ray Bellamy JR

Attorney Smith has been my attorney for many years. He is very straight forward, and to the point when he is communicating information to you about your case.

In addition, he is very knowledgable in his field and respected in the community. He always has the best interest of his clients.

Desire Conteras

Very excellent lawyer.

David B. Smith

David B. Smith is a former prosecutor who now fights to protect the rights of those facing criminal allegations. Learn more about his extensive career and proactive defense style.

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North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers | Est. 1971
Federal Bar Association | Org. Jan. 5th 1920
North Carolina Advocates For Justice | Protecting People's Rights
North Carolina State Bar