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Trust Our Team Of Proven Criminal Defense Attorney's To Give You The Quality Representation You Need

At Imhoff & Associates, North Carolina, PC we provide the highest quality representation for individuals who have been accused of committing criminal offenses. We understand that people who come to us are going through some of the most stressful times in their lives, and we want these individuals to know they do not have to work through these matters alone. Our criminal defense attorneys are prepared to provide creative, hard-hitting defenses for clients across the nation, no matter what the case may entail, how complicated matters may seem, or what crimes the accused are charged with.

We have a powerful and highly experienced team of attorneys from different legal backgrounds in your area and we bring the determination to win, a great deal of resources, and extensive knowledge to every case we handle. Let us put our extensive experience and successful track record of defending thousands of clients to work defending you!


Scott Matthews of Matthews Law Firm in Hickory, North Carolina received his undergraduate degree from UNC- Chapel Hill and his law degree from Whittier Law School in Los Angeles, California. A Catawba County native, he chose to return home in 1992 and practice law with his father, Phillip Matthews, who began his practice in Catawba County in 1965.

Scott’s areas of expertise are Criminal Law and Family Law with an emphasis on Serious Felony Defense. He has extensive experience as a trial attorney in both Federal and State Courts.

He is an active member of the North Carolina State Bar as well as the North Carolina Bar Association. He maintains his membership with the Catawba Valley Board of Realtors who named him “Affiliate of the Year” in 2009. In 2007, his practice was voted “Best Law Firm” by the Hickory Daily Record and Observer News Enterprise. Scott served for six years on the Board of Directors of the Conflict Resolution Center.

Scott currently resides in Hickory, is married and is a proud father of three. He loves to engage and meet new people wherever he goes. He strives to assure that his clients understand all aspects of their case.

Meet Vincent Imhoff

As the Partner of Imhoff & Associates, North Carolina, Vincent Imhoff believes in the importance of providing strong criminal defense for the criminally accused. Day in and day out, he demonstrates a true passion for protecting the rights and futures of the individuals our firm represents.

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We AreHere for You

Equipped with a large team of attorneys, our firm takes on a variety of criminal defense cases from all over the nation. We believe in putting forth all our efforts and utilizing every resource to help our clients reach the most favorable outcomes possible for their cases.

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Case Results

  • California: California Drug Case Deferred Entry of Judgment!
  • Oregon: Client facing four criminal counts, which included firearm possession. Three Charges Dismissed!
  • Georgia: Client was held on possession of controlled substances and possession of paraphernalia. Case Dismissed!
  • California: Grand Theft, Burglary, Embezzlement House Arrest!

Being Accused of a Crime Doesn't Make You a Criminal

If you have been accused of committing a criminal offense, it is essential that you reach out to our firm as soon as possible. The sooner you begin working with us, the sooner we can begin examining every detail surrounding your case, gathering all the evidence, and building the strongest defense possible. Because we have experienced lawyers throughout the nation, we are knowledgeable of every state’s criminal laws, and we know how all of these states’ criminal proceedings are carried out.

Individuals who turn to our firm for defense are met with respect, honesty, and diligence throughout the entirety of their case. No two cases are alike, and we ensure every client is provided with the customized defense needed to meet their unique needs. We believe in doing everything we can to put our client's minds at ease, which is why we also implement one-time, flat-fees. This means you do not have to worry about how long you are on the phone with us or how many times you meet with us; you will never be charged any hidden expenses. No matter what your case entails, you will work with the right attorney for your case; someone who is from your area, is well-versed in that particular area of law, and knows how to customize the best possible defense for your specific case.

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