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Billy Jay Baity Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Statesville, NC

4.7   26 reviews

also known as Bill


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About Billy

Learn Billy’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    All Serious Felonies, Misdemeanors, Drug Charges, Rape, Larceny, Traffic Tickets, DWI

    26 years, 15,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    15%

  4. Domestic violence
    5%

  5. Wills and living wills
    5%

 Widely known for excellence in criminal defense and other legal services, Mr. Baity has been practicing law for 23 years.  Mr. Baity's areas of concentration include Criminal Defense, Serious Felonies, Misdemeanors, DWI, Traffic Matters, Wrongful Death, Serious Personal Injury, Wills, and Uncontested Divorces.  Mr. Baity is a 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016 Member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.  Mr. Baity has been awarded 10 Best Attorneys-North Carolina in 2017 and 2018 by American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys

 

Mr. Baity is currently the 2020 Iredell County Bar Association President.  Mr. Baity served as the 2012-2013 President of the 22A Judicial District Bar which encompasses Iredell and Alexander Counties.  Mr. Baity is a member of the N.C. State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Iredell County Bar Association, and serves on a local criminal law committee and a jail/facilities committee.  He is admitted to practice in State and Federal Court.

 

As a trial attorney, Mr. Baity Successfully commands attention in the courtroom.  He routinely handles cases in Superior, District and Administrative Courts. 

 

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Licensed for 25 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 12/27/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Offices of Bill J. Baity, Jr., PLLC
Baity Centre
910 Crossroads Drive
Statesville, NC, 28625
Law Offices of Bill J. Baity, Jr., PLLC
Baity Centre
910 Crossroads Drive
Statesville, NC, 28625
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Posted by Matthew | June 15, 2022
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Bill Baity review
Was professional and straight to the point! Didn’t beat around the bush and didn’t charge me an arm and a leg! Easy to talk to and you will always feel safe giving him information. Will always be have Baity represent me!
Posted by Anthony | June 11, 2019
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Bill Baity Review
Mr. Baity was very easy to talk with & kept me from spending more money than i had to. He is handling 2 cases for me and has had 1st dismissed without myself ever having to miss work to report to the courthouse. Mr. Baity instructed me on what to do to get my licence back after 10 days without them and he handled it with very little notice on my end. He has made it not as bad as i expected being my 1st time in trouble. I would recommend him to anyone..
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Response from Billy Baity June 12, 2019
Anthony I really appreciate your review. We strive to provide excellence in legal services at affordable prices.
Posted by Adrian | April 17, 2019
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Disposed
I was falsely accused of DWI an Mr. Baity got it disposed off of my record!! Just wanted to thank you Mr. Baity for all ur hard work ur the best lawyer I’ll seen in yrs, glad I got to meet at lawyer dat I can trust an take care of business!!
Posted by James | March 4, 2019
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Could not imagine better representation
If you are ever falsely accused of a crime Bill J Baity Jr. should be your first and only choice for legal counsel. He was extremely confident, and reassuring leading up to the court date. In court and behind the scenes on the day of my hearing he acted with total professionalism, expertise, courtesy, and aggressively defended my rights, and fought for my best interests with sincere compassion. Words cannot adequately convey how thankful I am that he was my attorney. He is the best example I can imagine of what a lawyer should be. Without reservation I highly recommend Bill J Baity Jr.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2018
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Great lawyer!
I chose Bill over another lawyer we consulted, after my son researched lawyers reading review after review, and I was so happy I did so. He really showed that he was dedicated to our case, which the other one didn't seem interested in hearing my side of the story. I have recommended him to many of my clients, and will keep doing so. Thank you again for having my best interest! I could not have been more happy when I received the letter that my charges were dropped!
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Posted by Christian | September 22, 2018
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Completely Satisfied beyond my expectations
I have recommended Mr. Baity over and over to friends and associates... some of which hired him.. Mr. Baity is a very down to earth guy.. and the only attorney ive had that stays in constant contact with his clients.. Hes is DEFINITELY my go to guy.. for ANYWAY .. I’m satisfied
Posted by Tyler D | November 3, 2017
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Best Lawyer
I was charged with 12 felonies and let me tell you, that is the most overwhelming thing I’ve ever experienced. I visited a few lawyers in statesville/Mooresville but didn’t like them due to price and the way they seemed to handle things. When I walked into the Baity Centre I felt like I was at home. His staff is courteous and helpful. They know what they are doing. Bill has a unique way with words and makes you feel like a longtime friend. He handles things in court with dedication and ambition. He walks you step through step to make sure you get the BEST outcome possible and also knows how to calm your nerves. I would never recommend a friend to anywhere else than BAITY LAW. Take my word, don’t waste your time. INVEST IN THE BEST. Thank you Bill!
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Posted by Rick | July 27, 2017
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traffic ticket
The law office of Baity Law was very curtious and put me at ease by answering all my questions and telling me what they could do to help me with my traffic ticket that I was given do to a traffic accident . Baity Law took care of everything for me an I didn't even have to go to court. On top of all that its the first ticket that I have ever had dismissed. I highly recommend Baity Law an will be using them in the future because things just happen.
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2017
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Highly Recommend
Mr. Baity was recommended for a civil and criminal matter. He was able to get these false charges dismissed. His fee was very reasonable for the time he spent. So happy we hired Mr. Beatty and we will happily recommend him to others.
Posted by Tim | April 5, 2017
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Highly recommend!!
Have hired baity for every thing I've ever had. Tickets, drug charges, etc. and he's gotten me out of them all! No insurance increase, no points on my license, and a clean record. Bill baity is a fantastic lawyer with low prices!
Posted by Mindy | June 10, 2016
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Speeding ticket
Baity got my speeding ticket - 16 over- reduced to improper equipment! He is a great lawyer and great person! Wouldn't go to anyone else!!
Posted by Madison | April 12, 2016
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Definitely Reccomend
My husband and I have been loyal clients of Mr. Bait for years now. Unfortunatly we've had to hire him on multiple instances for an array of charges, ranging from simple traffic to more criminal matters. Fortunately, he hasn't let us down. He makes a point to take the time to get the entire story and every minuscule detail as soon as you're charged as to not forget anything. He asks the right questions and forms a defense he's satisfied with. He knows exactly what he's doing and does it with the utmost confidence. He's knowledgeable, curious, credible, convincing, and competitive. He is the epitome of a defense lawyer. IF we ever need a lawyer in the future, he will be the first and only we contact.
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Posted by Scott | January 20, 2016
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Outstanding Attorney
I want to thank Bill Baity from the bottom of my heart. He certainly took what was an overwhelming situation for me, told me not to worry and within 30 days took my issue to a probable cause hearing and just ate their lunch on site...it was amazing to watch an accomplished trial attorney work his mastered craft in a way that wasn't demeaning those on the other side but definitely spelled a great big win for his client. There's nobody I'd recommend more highly in Iredell County for any of your needs. Way to go Bill Baity Law Firm!!! My sincerest appreciation for being just that great! -Scott
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Posted by Derek | January 15, 2016
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Excellent Guy!
Bill is a great guy. I highly recomend using his services! He treats his clients like they should be treated and not just another paycheck! He has helped me win mutipul cases along with two dwi cases! Very smart guy and has his way with words. HE GETS THE JOB DONE AND GETS IT DONE RIGHT!!!!!
Posted by Derek | January 14, 2016
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Excellent Guy!
Very highly recomended! He Is a alsome guy and really good at what he dose. Mr Baity has beat two dwi's for me!!! He treats you like a person not just another pay check!
Posted by JB | January 11, 2016
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Excellent and Discreet
I hired Bill to handle a very delicate situation that I found myself in. Being a professional, I needed it handled correctly and very discreetly. Bill negotiated the best possible outcome and always made sure that my time in the courtroom was minimal as to not expose my situation to others. Bill's attention to detail, knowledge, and relationships within the courtroom are second to none. I would recommend Bill to anyone who needs a an attorney and certainly to anyone who needs an attorney that has the utmost concern and discretion for his clients.
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Posted by Pat | December 10, 2015
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Savior!!!!
Mr. Baity has literally proven to be my savior. I was recently pulled over and given a ticket for having some pain medicine outside of a prescription bottle. I had paperwork showing my prescriptions from the day after the ticket to the current date, paperwork showing that I had knee surgery, and paperwork showing that I have chronic back pain. The only piece of paperwork that I could not provide was my prescription paperwork for the term when I received the ticket. Mr. Baity went to bat hard for me. The D.A.'s office could have easily charged me with this because technically I could not prove that the medicine that I had when I got the ticket was mine. But sure enough Mr. Baity came to the rescue. I will be traveling to Europe in a month to continue my Professional Football Career and will be there for a year or more and knew that I had to get this totally resolved before I left or it could be a disaster for me. I will recommend Bill Baity to anyone I hear is looking for a lawyer. I could not have asked for a better lawyer and now that the dust has settled I will never use a different lawyer. Thank you so much and you have no idea what you have done for me and I am forever in your debt. Be sure that I will send you a signed football and picture from the upcoming season. Thank you and God Bless you Mr. Baity!!!!!
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Posted by Kelsea | November 30, 2015
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Excellent Attorney
I would recommend Mr. Baity for any of your legal needs. Bill Baity was extremely professional and was more than willing to help me when I got a speeding ticket a few weeks ago. He has reasonable costs for speeding tickets and I believe is one of the cheapest in my county. He went to court for me and took care of everything, it definitely took all the headache away. I couldn't be more happy with his services!
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Posted by Jason | November 25, 2015
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Criminal
Not too long ago I was charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Baity continued my case 2 times due to the fact that the DA's weren't willing to negotiate a proper plea he said. So on my third court date, Basically as soon as court opened, he came out and told me that my case had been dismissed. I was shocked to the fact that my record isn't the best. Mr. Baity definitely earned my business from this point forward and I highly would recommend him to ANYONE regarding criminal charges.
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Posted by Jordan | November 18, 2015
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HAPPY!
I got my first speeding ticket not too long ago and I was so upset because I didn't know what to do, I thought I was going to lose my license. I was recommended to Bill from a friend of mine. I called his office and spoke to his Legal Assistants, they were over the top helpful and really relieved a lot of stress but I still wanted to speak with Mr. Baity himself so his assistant took my name and number and less than 2 hours later, Mr. Baity called me to talk with me personally about my ticket. That was an automatic hire for me at that point. He got my ticket reduced to no license points and no insurance increase, thank the Lord! I am beyond pleased with his services and all the help from his office staff. GREAT people to talk to for help! I wouldn't recommend any other attorney in town for Criminal cases. You won't be disappointed.
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member Manager
  • Law Offices of Bill J. Baity, Jr., PLLC
  • 1997 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Mitchell Community College
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Rowan Cabarrus Community College
  • 1997 - 1998

Education

  • Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Johnson and Wales University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1992
  • Johnson and Wales University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Serious Felonies and Misdemeanors

Associations

  • Iredell County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2020 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Troutman
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Rotary Club of Troutman
  • President-Elect
  • 2013 - 2014
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 22A Local Bar Services Representative
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Rotary Club of Troutman
  • Vice President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • 22A Judicial District
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • 22nd Judicial District
  • Vice President
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Mitchell Community College Paralegal Studies
  • Criminal Law
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is the consummate professional, an advocate for his clients who can and will try cases to verdict. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have heard great things around the community about Mr. Baity. With his name being mentioned positively by many of my clients, I would recommend him after hearing so many positive reviews."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Met Mr. Baity while in court and found him incredibly helpful, considerate, friendly and funny. We need more lawyers like him. Strongky endorse."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is wonderful attorney. I would recommend him to handle any criminal matter in Iredell county. His experience and knowledge can not be matched. He takes the time to ensure each of his clients receives the best possible outcome and isn't afraid to take a case to trial and win!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill has years of experience defending criminal cases at all levels. He is a dedicated advocate for his clients and a skilled negotiator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is everything you could possibly want in a criminal defense attorney. He works hard for his clients, pays close attention to every detail of their case, and makes sure to do his absolute best every single time. I highly recommend Bill to any person looking for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is a strong, knowledgeable advocate for his clients. I admire his work ethic and the results he gets for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Other
"When contacting Mr. Baity's office on behalf of a friend, as I don't handle traffic tickets, I was incredibly impressed with the high level of customer service that was immediately apparent. The young man who took the call was quite personable, listened patiently and then promptly provided answers to all of my questions. I will most certainly refer others to Mr. Baity's office and feel confident that their cases will be handled proficiently and they will be treated well."
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Statesville Criminal defense Lawyer Billy Jay Baity Jr.
Billy Jay Baity Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
Statesville, NC
Licensed for 25 years