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Criminal Defense Attorney Serving
Clayton, North Carolina

Attorney Aleta Ballard

Aleta R. Ballard, Esq

Attorney at Law

After graduating from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2006, I started working in the criminal justice system as a prosecutor. It quickly became apparent that there was a real need for criminal defense attorneys who fight hard for their client's best interests. Every day, I saw people in the courtroom who needed quality defense services at a price they could afford. So I decided to open my firm and focus my practice on helping people who have been arrested and/or faced with criminal charges. My experience on both sides of the courtroom provides valuable insight into the prosecutorial argument and how the judge might view your case. If you've been charged with a crime in Smithfield or Clayton, NC, put my fiery personality, extensive legal knowledge, and strong litigation skills to work for you and your case today.


A Defense Attorney You Can Trust

Whether you are facing major
or minor charges, you need a strong litigator on your side.

Applicable Advice

I make a conscious effort to get to know you and the specifics of your situation so I can offer sound legal advice to guide you through the system and pursue the best possible results.

Realistic Expecations

I pride myself on being honest in everything, especially with the outlook of your case. When you know what to expect, we can build a better strategy to fight for a favorable outcome.

Consistent Communication

As your defense lawyer, it is my duty to make myself available to you to answer your questions and address your concerns. I will take the time to give you a clear and reliable direction.


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Choose an Attorney With Over 10 Years of Experience

When it comes to legal matters, you can't afford to put your future in the hands of the wrong attorney. My firm, Ballard Law Firm, PLLC, understands the importance of every case and will give your case the attention it deserves. When you work with me, you'll receive legal advice that has been tailored to your case's unique needs. I'll collect evidence, review all paperwork, and pursue the best possible result in court. I have represented residents in a variety of legal areas for more than ten years and can assist with DUIs, criminal charges, cases involving minors, and traffic matters.

If you are facing a traffic violations charge or have an outstanding ticket, don't just pay the fine. No charge or ticket is too trivial for a strong defense. If you have multiple points on your record, one more ticket could lead to mandatory driving school and/or license suspension. Don't risk it. Reach out for legal advice and direction.

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is one of the most common and severe types of traffic violations. While the plan might have been to have a designated driver or call to a friend, Uber or Lyft, you may get behind the wheel believing you are fit to drive and find yourself facing a serious DWI charge. Let me help you take care of your charge so you can have a chance at keeping it off your record, having the fine reduced, or even a dismissal.

Whether you've been charged with a minor or a major offense in Smithfield or Clayton, NC, don't risk going to court without a criminal defense attorney. I have extensive experience in a wide range of legal areas and can provide you with sound legal counsel. My firm has been in business since 2010 and can give you the best chance of achieving a desirable outcome. Reach out today to schedule a free consultation so I can get started on your defense.