Traffic Law, Criminal Defense Attorney located in Sylva, North Carolina

Cherokee Tribal Court Lawyer

Are you looking for a Cherokee Tribal Court Lawyer in Western NC? Itching to spend your big money after getting into a fight at the casino? Look no further than the law office of Nathan Earwood. Our team has extensive experience representing clients in criminal, traffic, and domestic matters in the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Tribal Court. Representation can be for family law, estates, criminal defense, juvenile defense, real property and tribal trust land in Cherokee Tribal Court.

The Cherokee Tribal Court is unique in that it operates independently from both federal and state courts, governed by its own set of rules, regulations, and penalties. As a self-governing, autonomous governmental entity, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians requires a knowledgeable and experienced legal team to navigate its complex legal system.

The law offices of Nathan Earwood is among only a handful of firms in Western North Carolina with the expertise to handle cases in the Cherokee Tribal Court. Our team has served clients on the Cherokee Reservation for over a decade, representing individuals charged with a wide range of criminal offenses and assisting with other legal, non-criminal, and legislative issues.

Our knowledge and experience in both the Business Committee and the Bureau of Indian Affairs set us apart from other law firms, allowing us to provide comprehensive legal services to our clients. We understand that the Cherokee Tribe and the State of North Carolina have areas of the Qualla Boundary under exclusive jurisdiction. We are well-versed in the differences in the law and how that law is executed in each jurisdiction.

Tribal Court Charges

Our legal services include representation for:

  • Drug Offenses
  • Violent Crimes
  • Domestic Violence

For example, possession of marijuana charges, which may result in probation in North Carolina State Court or Federal Court, could have a maximum sentence of over a year in jail in Cherokee Court. An attorney with experience in both jurisdictions and knowledge of the rules governing each can greatly benefit a person charged with crimes occurring on the Reservation.

Tribal Court Lawyer

Our law firm represents individuals from all walks of life charged with any offense on the Cherokee Reservation. We are knowledgeable and experienced in the Tribal Code and sentencing guidelines, providing our clients with the best legal representation. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and see how we can help you navigate the complex legal system of the Cherokee Tribal Court.

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