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W. Scott Harkey

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Former prosecutor and Board Certified Specialist in NC Criminal Law.
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  • North Carolina
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Simply put, Scott is one of the best trial attorneys in North Carolina.
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Scott's law practice focuses primarily on high stakes litigation in State and Federal Courts. He is a former prosecutor and Board-Certified Specialist in NC Criminal Law. Scott has handled thousands of complex matters in over 60 North Carolina counties. His cases have been featured in national publications including USA Today, Associated Press, Adweek, Washington Post, Washington Times, Newsweek, CNN, & ESPN.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    White Collar Crime
    Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
    DUI & DWI
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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United States District Court M.D.N.C.
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United States District Court W.D.N.C
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Professional Experience
Attorney & Managing Partner
Harkey Litigation
Senior Financial Crimes Prosecutor
State of North Carolina
Campbell Law School
J.D. (2012)
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North Carolina State University
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AV Preeminent Rating
10.0 Rating
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Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar  # 44433
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North Carolina Bar Association
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North Carolina Bar Association - Criminal Justice Section
Executive Committee
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American Bar Association
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Forsyth County Bar Association
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Davidson County Bar Association
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Chief Justice Joseph Branch Inn of Court
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Articles & Publications
Restitution: A Prosecutor’s Guide
The Admissibility and Presentation of Business Records
Speaking Engagements
Admissibility & Presentation of Business Records, Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council, Phoenix, AZ
Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council
Using 404(b) in Financial Crimes Cases, North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys
Accessing and Organizing Records in Elder Exploitation Cases, orth Carolina Partnership to Address Adult Abuse Annual Meeting
Board Certified Specialist - North Carolina Criminal Law
North Carolina State Bar
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3 Questions Answered
Q. My court date on the paperwork served on me is 03-06-23 but I just received a letter from clerk of court with different
A: You should contact the clerk directly to confirm that the date provided on the letter is the correct court date. You should also search for your court date at to confirm your court date.
Q. can i ask a clerk of court why someone is on probation and terms of their probation
A: Yes. This is a matter of public record. You can go to the Clerk of Court in the county where the offender was ordered by the court to be placed on probation. The Clerk will be able to look up the individual's name, offense, case disposition, and any other specifics. You can also request a copy of the case file, judgment, and any orders associated with the matter.
Q. Is it illegal (criminally or civilly) to forge timestamps on a commitment custody order?
A: Forgery of Writings is a common law offense in North Carolina. Common law forgery occurs when someone 1) falsely makes or alters a writing; 2) at the time the person made or altered the writing they intended to defraud; 3) the writing appeared to be genuine; and 4) the writing, if genuine, would have an apparent legal effect or have evidence of another's legal rights.
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Harkey Litigation
380 Knollwood St.
Suite 305
Winston Salem, NC 27103
Telephone: (336) 666-0899
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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