Foster obtains dismissial of rape case

April 11, 2018–Mark Foster had been retained in 2017 to represent a client who was charged with second degree rape, having taken over the case from a public defender.  Foster’s client vigorously denied guilt, asserting that the sexual conduct was entirely consensual.  The plea offer was initially several years in prison, but then a new…

Foster Selected as SuperLawyer

January, 2018.  Mark Foster has again been selected as a North Carolina “Super Lawyer” for 2018 in the category of North Carolina Criminal Defense attorneys. SuperLawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent…

Client Gets Probation on Sexual Assault Case

August 28, 2017–More than a year after obtaining a mistrial with a jury deadlocked 9 to 3 in favor of acquittal on numerous serious child sexual assault charges, Mark Foster was able to resolve his client’s case for a no contest plea to a single count of taking indecent liberties with a child.  Foster negotiated…

Foster honored

August 15, 2017:  It was announced today that Mark Foster has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Criminal Defense: General Practice.  @BestLawyers

Foster obtains lowest possible federal sentence for client

STATESVILLE, NC–August 7, 2017–Attorney Mark Foster capped two years of representation of a client charged with knowing receipt of child pornography with an excellent sentencing result.  The client faced a guideline sentencing range of 121 to 151 months and the government was seeking 121 months.  The statutory mandatory minimum sentence was 60 months.  Foster’s client…

Foster saves drug trafficking client from lengthy prison sentence

April 3, 2017—Wilkesboro, NC—After two-and-a-half years of investigation and plea negotiations, Mark Foster succeeded today in saving his client from a mandatory prison sentence of 225 to 282 months (18 to 23 years) in an opiate pill trafficking case.  By highlighting his client’s cooperation, his childhood traumatic brain injury, and his drug addiction treatment efforts,…

September, 2016

September, 2016—Successfully obtained reduced plea to voluntary manslaughter in first degree murder case, obtaining reduced prison sentence and saving client from mandatory life imprisonment without parole in case where the State had a strong case.

August, 2016

August, 2016—Trial of client charged with multiple felony counts of sexually assaulting child many years earlier. Foster’s trial strategy focused on the prosecution’s lack of physical, medical, or eyewitness corroboration for the alleged victim’s claims. Result: jury deadlocked 9 to 3 in favor of acquittal. State has yet to decide whether to retry case.

March, 2016

March, 2016—Trial of client charged with multiple counts of child rape. Defense strategy focused on establishing implausibility of alleged victim’s story, the lack of corroboration, and presentation of alibi evidence. Result: jury acquitted client on all charges, client released from jail.


2014—Trial of wife of professional athlete charged with two counts of assault with deadly weapon on security guard and one count of resisting police officer. Result: jury acquitted on both counts of assault with a deadly weapon, convicting only on lesser charge of resisting police officer’s instructions.

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