Lopez Law focuses on:
Criminal Defense, also including post-conviction relief through expungements and motions for appropriate relief
Intellectual Property, including copyright and trademark registration, and business formation
and can also help with your personal civil concerns, including wills and contracts.
Whether you were in the wrong place at the wrong time and everyone got charged, or you found yourself in a desperate situation, or if you've simply made a mistake and need help dealing with the consequences, I am here to help.
Whether you were given a criminal citation or especially if you've been arrested, a criminal charge can feel like the worst thing that has ever happened to you, and it can be scary to not know what will happen or what you can do to make the best out of the situation. Some short-term solutions might be attractive now, but have serious consequences later. That is why you need a lawyer with a background in criminal justice who knows your rights and will give you a defense aimed towards the best possible outcome for your case.
For every case, there are good ways and there are better ways to approach the process. Please call (336)-390-5577 to schedule a consultation to determine the best approach for you.
Expungements and Motions for Appropriate Relief
Helping you change the past, for a better future
If you qualify, an expungement can wipe the slate clean for you to move forward in your life. Even if you don't qualify for an expunction, a certificate of relief is another option for you to leave the past behind and open doors for better jobs.
If someone made a mistake in your sentencing, or if you have old traffic fines keeping you from getting your license back, a motion for appropriate relief can lift that burden.
Revisiting your past and cleaning your record or getting your driver's license back can open up more job and life opportunities for you. Expungements and motions for appropriate relief are case-specific, so please call (336)-390-5577 to schedule a consultation and see if you qualify.
Whether you are a creator or small business and want to register your work, or a creator who may need to defend a claim against your work, Attorney Lopez can help you navigate the subtleties of Copyright and Trademark law to make sure your rights in your work and your freedom of expression are protected.
Have you written a book, story, poem, or song?
Are you an artist who wants to sell your work online, and want to make sure your work is protected from art theft?
Officially registering your copyright in your work gives you greater legal protection to prove your ownership and assert your rights.
Do you want to build a brand for your art, writing, fashion designs, music, or for your small business?
Registering your Trademark gives you the exclusive right to use that name and/or logo for business in your field, protecting the brand name you are working hard to build.
Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Registering as an LLC, partnership, or other business structure may be just what you need for the healthy growth of your business.
But each business structure comes with different pros, cons, and annual requirements.
Discussing your business needs with an attorney would help you determine the best business structure for you and help you make sure you are in compliance with your business requirements.
Fair Use and Licensing
Have you written a parody or used an existing work of art/writing/music as a reference for your creation, and you want to know if you are safe from being sued for infringement?
You need a lawyer who can help you make sure your work qualifies as fair use, and help you get a license if it does not.
Call (336)-390-5577 to schedule a consultation to determine the best options to protect your work and your business name.
If you need assistance with Patents (which are for inventions/products), please contact an attorney or firm licensed for the Patent Bar.
Other Civil Law
Lopez Law can also help you with documents and other civil disputes and claims including, but not limited to:
Landlord - Tenant
Lopez Law does not handle child custody/DSS or real estate closings.