The Law Office Of
Habekah B. Cannon, PLLC

Your legal weapon in the courtroom. 

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About Us

The Law Office of Habekah B. Cannon cares about your legal rights. As your legal weapon in the courtroom, we are committed to defending and protecting you every step of the way. We are a criminal defense firm located in Charlotte, North Carolina, that serves Union, Cabarrus, and Gaston County.  Our firm is aware of the injustices in the criminal system and we want to advocate on your behalf. Whether you have been charged with a traffic violation, speeding ticket, DWI/DUI, criminal misdemeanor or low level felony we are happy to represent you. We believe that everyone deserves a devout advocate-someone who will fight the system with them. Our client-centered  approach guarantees that each client is heard and understands the legal process. Contact us today to discuss your legal options.


We envision a world where people are not enslaved behind bars and cages. Where people are not brutally policed and criminalized because of  their race, beliefs, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Until then The Law Office of Habekah B. Cannon is committed to providing you with a holistic defense.


Our firm is on a mission to transform the criminal justice system by zealously advocating on behalf of our clients. We seek to defend our clients with vigor and vitality with the hopes of transforming their lives and altering their conditions for the better. We believe that every client deserves the best representation regardless of their charge.

A message to our clients

We Help you!
We Believe in you!
We Care for you!

Meet the Team

Habekah Cannon
Principal Attorney

Attorney Cannon spent her formative years as a missionary in South Africa. She is proud to call Goldsboro, North Carolina her hometown. She attended Hampton University and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She went on to earn a Juris Doctorate at North Carolina Central University School of Law. Attorney Cannon is an abolitionist and is committed to providing each and every client with a holistic, client-centered defense in hopes to loosen the tight grip of the criminal justice system that too often disportionately effects marginalized communities.

Liv Highfill
Legal Aid

Liv is from occupied Charlotte, North Carolina. She  earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from UNC Chapel Hill. She is a student at UNC Greensboro studying Library and Information Studies. She hopes to become a law librarian. Liv is an abolitionist because believes in a world where no one is in a cage and everyone's needs are met so that everyone can thrive and grow and dance without fear.

Community-Based Legal Defense

Our firm represents community. 

Over the summer we identified the need for a new kind of public criminal defense: holistic, low-barrier, and wholeheartedly abolitionist. Our firm is committed to defending people charged with misdemeanors that criminalize survival: charges like soliciting alms, failure to pay fare, trespass, larceny and prostitution. We will also take cases such as resisting a public officer and assault on a government official on a case by case basis due to the fact that officers often tack on these charges for poor, Black and Brown people as an intimidation tactic. If you would like to stay informed about the work we do, sign up to receive our newsletters. 


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