Defense Investigation Leads to Dismissal of Indecent Liberties Charge

February 11, 2019—For two years, Mark Foster had been representing a client charged in 2017 with the felony offense of taking indecent liberties with a child in 1992. Because there is no statute of limitations on felonies in the state of North Carolina, there is no prohibition against the State bringing charges against a defendant…

Client Found Not Guilty

February 5, 2019—Mark Foster’s client spent 13 months in jail awaiting trial for first degree burglary as a habitual felon. If convicted as charged, he would face more than 10 years in prison. Foster developed a defense reconciling the circumstantial evidence with an alternate theory that someone else committed the crime. Foster presented no evidence…

Peers Honor Foster

Mark Foster has once again been selected by Martindale Hubbell, the most prestigious peer-reviewed attorney rating service, as an “AV Preeminent Attorney” for 2019. According to Martindale Hubbell, this is the “highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards”. Also, he has again been selected to The Best Lawyers in America, in the…

Falsely Accused Murder Client’s Case Dismissed

July, 2018: Mark Foster represented a young man charged with first degree murder. The victim, a teenage boy, had exited his home, only to be shot and killed outside. There were no eyewitnesses who could identify the shooter. Fingerprints, DNA, and other scientific evidence did not point to Foster’s client. There was a single witness…

Foster obtains dismissal 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’s Strategy Pays Off for Client Charged with Rape

July, 2018: For over two years, Foster represented a client who was suspected of raping a young woman. Foster’s client had gone out to a bar with a group of friends. He and the woman had gone back to his place and engaged in consensual sexual intercourse. The woman made statements to a friend the…

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  www.BestLawyers.com

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…

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