Criminal Defense Practice Areas
Driving under the influence charges in North Carolina can lead to loss of driving privileges, penalties, and jail time. Whether it’s your first offense or whether you are facing additional DWI charges, your rights should be protected by a qualified DWI attorney. With extensive trial and pre-trial motion experience related to impair driving offenses in both District and Superior Courts, I will put my courtroom knowledge and know-how to work for you when zealously fighting for your DWI case in North Carolina.
There are major ramifications for being convicted of domestic violence, which can include jail time, fines, community service, and even restraining orders. The state takes cases of violence against family members and partners very seriously, so you need to take your criminal defense representation seriously as well. In some instances when the victim or witnesses do not show up for court, the State will dismiss your case and other times the State allow you to enter into a diversion program and earn a dismissal of your charges. Hire an advocate with insight of the policies and procedures to fight for your rights in court.
A drug conviction on your record may continue to influence you throughout your life. Evidence collection and search procedures are often critical in drug cases. Whether it is a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge or a felony cocaine, prescription medication, heroin or other scheduled substance related offense, I’ve got the know-how and experience to understand proper collection and to pursue your defense aggressively if your rights have been violated. Do not just walk into court and plead guilty to these charges without consulting an attorney, in some instances you may be eligible for a drug deferral agreement and have your charges dismissed.
White collar and financial crimes are highly publicized in the media, giving authorities a keen interest in searching for and prosecuting them. If you’ve been accused of embezzlement, credit card fraud, obtaining property by false pretenses or other financial crime or if you believe you are under investigation, contact my criminal defense office today to prepare for your defense. Some of these offenses may be eligible for a Felony Diversion program where you can be allowed an opportunity by the Judge and State to have your charges dismissed and potentially expunged from your record.
Help to keep your driving record clean and maintain lower insurance rates by getting a traffic offenses attorney who will fight for you. Do not just assume that a traffic offense is a minor offense, it may have long term effects on your license. In many cases, negotiation skills and a thorough review of the evidence by an experience attorney can help reduce your charges or aid in getting them dismissed.
A felony on your record is not something to be taken lightly. If you’ve been accused of robbery, serious assault, burglary, breaking and entering, sex crimes, or other felony offense in North Carolina, you need the services of a criminal defense attorney who has experience in understanding how these cases unfold at trial. With my years of experience as a former felony prosecutor in Wake County, I have the insight to focus on the details of your case in order to fight for the best outcome for you.
Misdemeanor crimes can have serious consequences, too. Reaching out to an attorney sooner rather than later can give you an overview of your rights and help you to prevent conviction. Having handled thousands of misdemeanor cases, I’m prepared to help your case from the outset. If you’ve been accused, your case will be heard in District Court. You may wish to negotiate a plea agreement, challenge the admissibility of evidence or plead not guilty and request a trial. I will put my knowledge and experience to work for you.
Being convicted of an underage offense can have a significant influence on your future, possibly limiting your educational and career opportunities. If you have been accused of an underage offense such as driving after consuming under the age of 21, use of fake identification, consuming alcohol under 21 or other related misdemeanor offense, take it seriously and retain my services early to protect your rights and your future.
After your original case was either pled guilty or found guilty by a judge or jury, you have a right to be heard by the court before your probation may be revoked or the State may impose some other sanction due to a possible violation of the terms and conditions of your probation. The State has set guidelines that they must follow upon initiation of a probation violation hearing and the legislature has limited the available sanctions the State may impose. I have spent nearly 3 years handling probation violation cases in District and Superior Courts and will put my knowledge of the applicable laws and procedures to work to you to minimize the effects of a potential violation of your probation.