North Carolina Criminal Lawyers

Hon. Martin J. Gottholm
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Statesville, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience

Wake Forest University School of LawNorth Carolina
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John W. Cox Jr.
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Graham, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

Growing up as the son of a Marine Corps Aviator and a public school teacher, John W. Cox saw firsthand how his parents dedicated their lives to helping others. From defending those who can’t protect themselves, to... Read More »
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Jeff Thompson
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Attorney

The University of Georgia School of LawFlorida, Georgia, North Carolina and Southern District of Florida Federal Bar
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Kevin B. Long
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Raleigh, NC Criminal Law Lawyer

Charlotte School of Law and University of South Carolina School of LawNorth Carolina
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Bill Powers
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(704) 342-4357 2412 Arty Ave
Charlotte, NC 28208
Free ConsultationCharlotte, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Campbell University
Charlotte NC "Lawyer of the Year - Criminal Defense: General Practice"
2018 Best Lawyers®; 2019 Best Lawyers® Past President of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice 2016 - 2017
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Ryan M. Stowe
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Salisbury, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(704) 856-9502 130 W Kerr Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
North Carolina Central University School of Law
I’m from Salisbury and I’m proud to practice law in my hometown! I am the principal attorney at The Polaris Law Firm. I focus my practice on traffic violations, criminal law, intellectual property, and expungements. While in law school at North Carolina Central University School of Law, I served as the President of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society. Within the legal profession, I strive to be a “social engineer” for his community. As stated by Charles Hamilton Houston, “A lawyer is either a social engineer or a parasite on society A social engineer [is] a highly...
James W. McGee Jr
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Wilmington, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(910) 254-0400 218 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Campbell Law School
James W. McGee Jr. of the McGee Law Firm, located in historic downtown Wilmington, NC handles DWI/DUI law as well as personal injury, traffic, and drug litigation.

The McGee Law Firm handles DWI cases in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties in North Carolina.

The DWI laws are different in every state, and North Carolina's are some of the toughest in the nation. If you're arrested for DWI in North Carolina, you're going to need a tough attorney. I am known for working hard for my clients, not merely providing a cookie cutter defense based on a ten minute analysis,...
Amanda Bowden Houser
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Jacksonville, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(910) 333-9679 1007 Hargett Street
Suite 2
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
North Carolina Central University School of Law
The Houser Law Firm, P.C. is a Professional Corporation and full service, General Practice law firm located in Jacksonville, that serves Onslow and surrounding counties (Jones, Pender, Duplin) in South Eastern North Carolina. We know that in these tough economic times, saving money where ever possible is important to most people. Our philosophy has always been to provide our clients with prompt, courteous and professional legal services at an affordable fee. While we never compromise on our legal professionalism, we do strive to manage our cost and expenses so that we can offer high quality legal services...
Samuel Randall IV
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(980) 237-4579 2125 Southend Drive
Suite 253
Charlotte, NC 28203
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Since 1998, Samuel J. Randall, IV has built a solid reputation among his peers, adversaries and the judiciary in Southeastern North Carolina as an aggressive and skilled criminal defense lawyer and advocate for his clients. Mr. Randall has represented hundreds of clients in criminal defense matters in the Federal and State courts of North Carolina. Mr. Randall's clients have been accused of every crime in the book, ranging from the most serious of matters, such as First Degree Murder and Drug Trafficking to lesser charges such as Shoplifting, and Traffic Violations. Mr. Randall handles criminal matters in State and...
Gael Gilles
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(980) 272-8438 725 East Trade Street Suite 215
Charlotte, NC 28202
Free ConsultationCharlotte, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Charlotte School of Law
Gael Gilles is the founding attorney of Gilles Law, PLLC in Charlotte, NC. Gael is licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina. Gael is also admitted to practice in all Federal Courts in North Carolina and South Carolina. He handles criminal defense including sex crimes, drug crimes, and federal crimes, handling both felonies and misdemeanors. Gael decided to pursue a career as an attorney in order to help people in need that might not otherwise have had an opportunity for valuable legal advice. Gael is of Haitian descent and speaks French and Creole. Gael is married...
Gintaras Kazys Krulikas
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Wilmington, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(910) 300-9995 321 N. Front Street.
Ste. 204
Wilmington, NC 28401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Charlotte School of Law
I am a graduate of the Charlotte School of Law who graduated in May 2015 with a Juris Doctor - Magna Cum Laude. During my time in law school, I was a member of the Presidential Honors Society, Order of the Crown Honor Society, and an Associate Editor of the Charlotte School of Law Property Law Journal. Additionally, I graduated in May 2012 from Appalachian State University with a degree in Business Management with a Concentration in Entrepreneurship - Magna Cum Laude. While attending Appalachian State University, I maintained a 3.65 cumulative GPA and was a frequent member of...
J. Bradley Smith Esq.
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(704) 370-2828 200 N McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204
Criminal, Civil Rights, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Mercer University
Mr. Smith has lived in Charlotte for most of his life. He is a graduate of Charlotte Country Day School and North Carolina State University. He received his law degree from Mercer University where he was a member of the Dean’s List and President of the Federalist Society. Mr. Smith began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney for the 26th District in Mecklenburg County, prosecuting both felony and misdemeanor cases. In 2006, Mr. Smith entered private practice, focusing primarily on criminal defense. Over the course of his career, he has represented clients charged with everything...
Steven Saad
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Raleigh, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(919) 263-2500 555 Fayetteville St 3rd Floor #14
Raleigh, NC 27601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Campbell Law School
Saad Law has handled over 100,000 criminal charges in Wake County and devotes their practice to defending citizens who are the subject of criminal charges, both in the DWI arena and all other areas of criminal law. Steven Saad spent years as a Supervisor in the Wake County District Attorney's Office where he oversaw the prosecution of every DWI, misdemeanor, and traffic case charged in Raleigh and the surrounding cities. Now that experience is put to work for his current clients.

Saad Law also represents defendants charged with an array of traffic violations and provides the best opportunity to...
Daniel A. Harris
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Greensboro, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(336) 574-2788 415 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27401
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Elon University School of Law
Attorney Harris is widely regarded by his peers as one of the best young criminal defense lawyers in the State. He has a 10.0 rating on Avvo, has been selected every year to Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, has been selected as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers and as a Top 40 Under 40 lawyer by National Trial Lawyers.

Attorney Harris handles every type of criminal offense in both State and Federal Courts and has handled cases ranging from First Degree Murder down to the common traffic ticket and everything in between such as Sex Offenses, Drug Trafficking Offenses, serious Assaults,...
J. Bradley Smith Esq.
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

Mr. Smith has lived in Charlotte for most of his life. He is a graduate of Charlotte Country Day School and North Carolina State University. He received his law degree from Mercer University where he was a member of the... Read More »
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Curtis Sluder
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Hendersonville, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience

Born in Asheville, NC. UNC-Asheville, Political Science/Philosophy(Magna Cum Laude), UNC School of Law (Honors), Phi Delta Phi, National Association of Criminal Defense, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, North... Read More »
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Wiley Nickel
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Cary, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(919) 585-1486 2401 Weston Parkway
Suite 101
Cary, NC 27513
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Pepperdine University School of Law
Committed to defending your Legal Rights! Wiley lives and works in Cary, North Carolina. In 1998, he graduated from Tulane University with a major in Political Science and a minor in History. After college Wiley went to work for Al Gore and travelled with the Vice President as part of his national advance staff. Following the Gore campaign he earned his law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 2005. While in law school Wiley worked as a law clerk in the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office where he gained valuable criminal...
Tara M. Gore
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(910) 317-0045 115 Courthouse Sq
Whiteville, NC 28472
Whiteville, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of North Carolina School of Law
I genuinely enjoy practicing law, meeting my clients, and doing my best to solve their problems. Each day brings a new face and a different challenge, and I am honored that I get to spend my days in my beloved hometown advocating for my neighbors. My focus is on traffic law and criminal defense in Bladen, Brunswick, and Columbus Counties, though I also handle 50-B and 50-C hearings for Domestic Violence Protective Orders. Additionally, my firm specializes in the mistreatment, serious personal injury, or wrongful death of inmates in North Carolina prisons and county jails. I am committed to...
Dustin S.  McCrary
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Statesville, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(704) 380-0456 102 West Broad Street
Statesville, NC 28677
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
North Carolina Central University
Divorce is tough. There’s no way around it. Divorce is stressful, intensely emotional, and overwhelming. It is the perfect storm of problems, from determining child custody arrangements, divvying up assets, and untangling previously tangled lives.

There’s where I come in. I’m Dustin McCrary, a divorce lawyer focusing on the needs of divorce and separation, child custody, child support, alimony and spousal support, property distribution, and domestic violence. And I’m here to help.

My clients would tell you that I have the natural ability to put them at ease. I have a calming presence and genuinely care about every person I meet. I’m...
Thomas Roupas Jr
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Greensboro, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(336) 272-7272 119 N Greene St.
Suite 100
Greensboro, NC 27401
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
University of Florida
Tom has successfully litigated both jury and bench trials In Superior, District, and Magistrate Courts in North Carolina. Primary areas include family law, general civil litigation Including business disputes and personal injury, real property disputes, criminal defense Including traffic tickets, and wills and estates.
Lawrence Edward Tickle Jr.
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Louisburg, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(919) 496-1201 206 S. Main Street
Louisburg, NC 27549
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Campbell Law School
Lawrence founded Tickle Law Office in 2013 after graduating from Campbell University School of Law and passing the North Carolina State Bar. Lawrence earned his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from East Carolina University in 2010 as well as his Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Public Administration from Liberty University in 2015. Lawrence served in the United States Marine Corps after high school where he learned the essential leadership and management skills necessary to be successful as a zealous advocate for his clients. A native of Reidsville, NC, Lawrence now calls Franklin County home. He prides himself...
Jason David Witt
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Monroe, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(704) 493-6851 110 E Jefferson St
Monroe, NC 28112
Criminal, DWI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Wake Forest University School of Law
Daniel A. Hatley
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Asheboro, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(336) 609-5357 624 S. Fayetteville St.
Suite F-9
Asheboro, NC 27203
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
www.iticket.law - Powered by Hatley Law Office Daniel "Dan" Hatley opened the Law Office of Daniel A. Hatley in April of 2009 and has been helping drivers navigate the tangled web of traffic law ever since. Mr. Hatley is a consummate negotiator and advocate, whether working in the Courts or behind the scenes in one of his many non-profit endeavors. As a member of the Millennial Generation, Dan understood intuitively the advantages that technology could bring to the provision of legal services. As a native of the State of North Carolina, he also understood that people highly value honest...
Mark V.L. Gray
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Washington, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
153 W Main St
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Washington, NC 27889
Free ConsultationCriminal, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Attorney Mark V.L. Gray, founder of the North Carolina law firm of Gray Legal Group has been practicing law since 1982.

Our founding lawyers are trusted in the legal community and are members of many prestigious organizations. Mark V.L. Gray is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group that is limited only to those who have recovered many millions of dollars for victims of negligence, as well as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). We are respected by our peers for our diligence in standing up for the rights of our clients.

Attorney Grays’ longevity means that...
Patrick Benton Weede
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Raleigh, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(919) 882-6168 127 West Hargett Street, Suite 600
Raleigh, NC 27601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of North Carolina School of Law
Weede Law, PLLC is a criminal defense law practice that handles all types of state and federal criminal cases. We serve the Triangle area as well as surrounding communities.

Attorney Patrick B. Weede, a former state and federal prosecutor and an experienced trial attorney, is uniquely qualified to handle your case. He knows how to identify the key issues and how to think like a prosecutor.

As a prosecutor, Mr. Weede handled almost every type of case, including traffic, DWI, drugs, fraud, property crimes, firearm offenses, common law/armed robbery, and murder. In addition, he...
Lance Williams
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Gastonia, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(704) 323-8485 192 S. South St.
Gastonia, NC 28042
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Lance is a graduate of the Charlotte School of Law. He spent 12 years as a Deputy Sheriff in Harvey, LA. During his tenure there he worked in the Street Crimes Division as well as being a Team Leader of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. During law school, Lance interned at the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office. Lance is certified in DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (24 hour training) and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (16 hour training) by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Bill Powers
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience

Charlotte NC "Lawyer of the Year - Criminal Defense: General Practice" 2018 Best Lawyers®; 2019 Best Lawyers® Past President of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice 2016 - 2017 4th amendment NC court calendar... Read More »
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Matthew D. Byerley
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Taylorsville, NC Criminal Law Lawyer

Matthew Damon Byerley was born and raised in Alexander County, graduating from Alexander Central High School in 2003. Matthew is a 2007 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a Bachelor’s... Read More »
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James Thomas Amburgey
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Asheville, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(828) 989-3210 22 South Pack Square Suite #1200
Asheville, NC 28801
Criminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
Appalachian School of Law
Thomas Amburgey Is a former prosecutor, and board-certified specialist in state criminal law. As an assistant District Attorney for Buncombe County, he handled thousands of cases, ranging from speeding tickets to first degree murder. That immeasurable experience gives him an advantage in the courtroom.

Many criminal defense attorneys only experience a handful of trials. Thomas Amburgey has tried hundreds of cases in front of a judge and over 70 in front of a jury. Regardless of the charge, Amburgey Law has the trial experience to defend you.

In 2017, Thomas received an AV Preeminent Peer Rating from Martindale Hubbell, America’s oldest and...
Robert J. Reeves
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(704) 351-7979 301 South McDowell Street
Suite 814
Charlotte, NC 28204
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of South Carolina School of Law
At Robert J. Reeves P.C., our attorneys focus on serious personal injury accidents (automobile, motorcycle, tractor trailer), workers' compensation, DUI and DWI, and divorce cases. We can help clients in both South Carolina and North Carolina. We are experienced trial lawyers who are willing to do whatever it takes for our clients. In addition, every client has our personal cell phone number and direct email address. As a result, you can reach us directly when you need answers, even after hours or on the weekend.

-Robert J. Reeves is a seasoned trial attorney with over 29 years of litigation experience in...
James Minick
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Asheville, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(828) 333-5024 30 Orchard Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Charlotte School of law
James Minick is the NC DWI Guy. James works relentlessly to hold officers accountable in their DWI investigation process. When he meets with his clients, he will review all the potential consequences, criminal, driving and otherwise, and come up with a comprehensive game plan for obtaining the best possible outcome on the case. Find more information at www.minicklaw.com or call (828) 333-5024 for a free consultation.
Edwin M. "Sandy" Hardy
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Washington, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(252) 975-3010 2011 W 15th St
Washington, NC 27889
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Divorce
Wake Forest University School of Law
EDWIN HARDY has been practicing law for over 27 years. With more than 27 years experience at bankruptcy, he has over 2500 bankruptcies successfully filed to help people. He is a former member of the N.C. General Assembly as a State Representative in the N.C. House of Representatives where he served as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. He has served on the N.C. Courts Commission and the Governor's Crime Commission. He is a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Beaufort Regional Health Systems which operated Beaufort County Medical Center. He has also served as President of the Beaufort...
William Lenox Fay
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Asheville , NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(828) 412-4755 1 North Pack Sq.
Suite 403
Asheville , NC 28801
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
Saint Louis University School of Law
I finished law school in 2005 and immediately opened my own firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. I began my practice taking criminal cases in North Carolina state courts, with matters ranging from simple speeding tickets up to high level felonies. My practice has been a success because I care deeply for my clients, I consistently get them fantastic results, and I create fee structures that people can actually afford. Over my career, I have taught several seminars to other attorneys on how to properly defend criminal and traffic cases, with a significant emphasis on teaching defense of...
Sherrod Seward
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(704) 500-2045 222 S. Church St
Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Entertainment & Sports and International
Cleveland State University
An experienced lawyer with a passion for criminal defense, entertainment law, & and immigration, as well as an extensive background in global business; Sherrod knew as a child that his path in life would lead him to be active on a national and international level.

Sherrod is a go to resource for persons facing felony changes for drug charges, weapons violations, and removal proceedings in immigration. Sherrod is also a go to resource for athletes, entertainers, and media companies from all over the World for business issues.

Sherrod has been immersed in different cultures as early as elementary school; learning...
William C. Gore Jr.
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(910) 317-0045 115 Courthouse Sq
Whiteville, NC 28472
Whiteville, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Bill Gore brings professional experience unparalleled by any other attorney currently practicing in North Carolina to the representation of his clients. Mr. Gore has served as an Assistant District Attorney, Chief District Court Judge, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge and Commissioner of the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles in addition to his professional experience as a practicing attorney. He has been licensed as an attorney in North Carolina since 1977. As a prosecutor, judge, and defense lawyer, he has participated in hundreds of cases, including Capital Murders and catastrophic injuries. Bill Gore is in court essentially every day bringing this...
Kristen Dewar
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(704) 312-2239 5513 Monroe Rd., Ste. 204
Charlotte, NC 28212
Criminal, DWI, Landlord Tenant and Traffic Tickets
Charlotte School of Law
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Kristen has a Honors B.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and a J.D. and Certificate in Criminal Advocacy from Charlotte School of Law. Kristen has a passion for details and trivia - she brings that same passion to each client she zealously represents. Her focus is on criminal defense, traffic, and landlord/tenant.
Timothy Dugan
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(910) 253-5400 3904 Business 17 E
Bolivia, NC 28422
Free ConsultationBolivia, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Elon University
As a trial lawyer, I am dedicating to defending my clients in both the criminal and civil courts.

I am the founder of The Law Offices of Timothy Dugan, a local full-service law firm serving southeastern North Carolina.

My practice has two focus areas. I mainly represent individuals charged with DUI/DWI and criminal offenses in Brunswick, Columbus and New Hanover counties. I also represents those charged with traffic violations in Brunswick, Bladen, Columbus, New Hanover, and Pender Counties.

The second pillar of my practice is in civil litigation. I represent business owners, consumers, and people injured by other peoples negligence....
Mr. William Joseph Kennedy III
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Beaufort, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(252) 728-1208 613 Cedar St
Ste. A
Beaufort, NC 28516
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Joe Kennedy is a former prosecutor who has successfully handled tens of thousands of criminal cases in this district, including hundreds of DWI trials. He has attended concentrated training courses in a variety of areas, including the Intox EC/IR II (Intoximeter) Operator School Conducted by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, as well as DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing promulgated by NHTSA. Joe Kennedy has lived in Carteret County since 2009 and resides in Morehead City with his wife, Natalie. Prior to joining Cummings & Kennedy in June of 2012, Joe prosecuted thousands of criminal...
Mr. Moseley Matheson
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Raleigh, NC Criminal Law Lawyer

M. Moseley Matheson graduated with honors from the North Carolina Central University School of Law. During law school, he developed a passion for criminal defense. This led him to seek out opportunities to cultivate his... Read More »
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C. Jason Ralston
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Statesville, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience

Cumberland School of Law, Samford UniversityNorth Carolina
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David A Coolidge Jr.
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Raleigh, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(919) 239-8448 434 Fayetteville St.
#2030
Raleigh, NC 27601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Duke University School of Law
David Coolidge is a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney at Coolidge Law Firm, based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Coolidge is dedicated to defending the rights of clients throughout the area who have been charged with crimes, including DWI, drug charges, sex crimes, domestic violence and a variety of felony and misdemeanor charges. Coolidge graduated in the top 5 percent of his class from the Duke University School of Law, which is one of the top law schools in the country. There he received top-notch training both inside the classroom and in the field as a student. ...
Ana S. Nunez
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Raleigh, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(919) 828-5570 2609 Atlantic Avenue
Suite 207
Raleigh, NC 27604
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Immigration
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Ana S. Nuñez practices in both our Criminal Defense and our Immigration practice areas. She was recruited from the Public Defender’s office in Wake County. Being an immigrant herself, she understands the importance of having an advocate in your corner when you need it the most. Fluent in Spanish, Ana serves on the Governor’s advisory council on Hispanic/Latino affairs, she has been named a Top 40 Under 40 Attorney by the National Trial Lawyers, and she was recognized with the Citizen Lawyer Award by the NC Bar Association for exemplary public service to her community. She is a graduate of...
Michael S. Litrenta
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(704) 800-4220 6000 Fairview Rd, Suite 1200
Charlotte, NC 28210
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and White Collar Crime
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Attorney Michael Litrenta brings the unique experience of working for years as both a prosecutor and then as a defense attorney. He has worked in multiple different state and federal courts on a variety of different matters.

Bringing extensive courtroom experience to Litrenta Law, Michael knows the best offense is always a good defense. He is a dedicated advocate for his clients and has won Avvo’s Client’s Choice Award. Attorney Litrenta is committed to listening and understanding each of his client’s needs and is determined to secure the best outcome possible.

Attorney Litrenta began his career as a prosecutor before he transitioned...
Steven W Grainger
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Clemmons, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(336) 941-9084 3540 Clemmons Rd
Suite #300
Clemmons, NC 27012
Criminal, Civil Rights and DWI
Florida Coastal School of Law and University of North Carolina School of Law
I will try any case, anytime, anywhere, if the cause is just. That is the motto I live by as an attorney.
Dennis Sullivan Jr
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Wilmington, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(910) 362-1809 29 N 3rd St
Wilmington, NC 28401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Campbell Law School
Trial Attorney specializing in State and Federal Criminal Defense and the representation of seriously injured people.
James Franklin Rutherford
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Wilmington, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(910) 595-1377 615 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Free ConsultationCriminal
Michigan State University
James F. Rutherford is a North Carolina native and graduate of the Michigan State University School of Law. He is genuinely passionate about advocating for the rights of the accused and guiding them through the criminal justice system. He is a highly rated attorney who earned an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® for his legal ethics and talent and named a Super Lawyers® Rising Star™ from 2013-2015. James received certification as a criminal law specialist by the North Carolina State Bar in 2011 and is certified to administer standardized field sobriety tests.
Hill Allen
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Raleigh, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Criminal, Antitrust and Personal Injury
University of Virginia School of Law
Hill Allen is a partner in the firm and handles a broad range of civil and criminal litigation. His practice areas and recent cases include: white collar criminal defense; healthcare fraud; False Claims Act and qui tam, or whistleblower, litigation; wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury; antitrust litigation; administrative law; aviation and workplace accidents; class actions and other commercial litigation; campaign finance and political corruption matters; environmental crimes; intellectual property litigation; mortgage fraud; securities fraud; trade secret and non-compete litigation; and criminal tax investigations. Mr. Allen's clients have included a former Olympic Gold medalist; a former North Carolina Lieutenant...
Chris Beddow
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(704) 342-4357 2412 Arty Ave
Charlotte, NC 28208
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Family
University of South Carolina School of Law
Jaylene Trivino
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Charlotte, NC Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(704) 413-1344 1811 Sardis Road North
Suite 207
Charlotte, NC 28270
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Florida Coastal School of Law
Born and raised in Bergen County, New Jersey, Jaylene Trivino graduated from Monmouth University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in finance. After spending some time working for a fortune-500 corporation as an administrative assistant, and dabbling in some marketing and sales, Ms. Trivino decided to attend law school so she could better serve and help the people in her community.

Ms. Trivino attended Florida Coastal School of Law, and graduated with pro bono honors and a certificate in Research, Writing and Drafting. The Public Defender’s Office in Tampa, Florida, is where Ms. Trivino received...
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Raleigh, NC Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
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Raleigh, NC 27612
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Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.