Featured Durham Criminal Defense Attorneys
Couch and Associates PC(919) 688-8786
General practice law firm located in Durham, NC. Using Christianity as our foundation, and justice as our drive, Couch & Associates has been serving the community for over 20 years. We live, work, and believe in our community.
The Hunt Law FirmPhone: (919) 667-0721
Representing clients throughout North Carolina. Let our experience work for you. We offer Free Initial Consultations. Call today for your confidential case evaluation. At The Hunt Law Firm we have worked tirelessly to build a strong reputation in the community for integrity, professionalism, and experience in representing clients throughout North Carolina. Our firm was founded by attorneys Ralph A. Hunt Jr., and Anita B. Hunt with a goal to provide zealous, professional and client-friendly representation. If you’re looking for attorneys who care about your case and will fight for your rights, you’ve come to the right place. Our practice is located in downtown Durham, North Carolina and we take pride in representing clients in our surrounding communities. We proudly represent clients throughout North Carolina in Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation cases and in most instances our fee is entirely based on whether we are able to obtain a favorable result for our clients. We offer free initial consultations and case evaluations where you’ll sit down with one of our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys to discuss your case and your concerns.
Criminal Defense Attorney Durham – Alvin L. Hudson II, PLLC
The Law Offices of James D. Williams, Jr.
Criminal Defense Attorney Durham – Alvin L. Hudson II, PLLC
Clayton Myrick McClanahan & Coulter(919) 688-8258
General Practice law firm in Durham, NC focusing in medical malpractice, personal injury, workers’ compensation, business, real estate, and criminal law. Recognized as Law Firm of the Month by Attorney At Law Magazine in March 2017.
Cabrejas Law Firm P.A.
The Speight Law Firm, P.C.
Failure to Appear, Failure to Pay, and the Economics of Criminal and Traffic Law
Criminal Lawyers in North Carolina, and across the United States, know that our criminal courts are money makers for states and our local counties. In the last decade in North Carolina, court costs have nearly tripled. The legislature has – time and time again – looked to our criminal justice system as a system of taxation. These click it or ticket campaigns, booze it or lose it, obey the sign or pay the fine – they are postured as safety measures – and I’m sure there is a tinge of safety somewhere in the idea, but let’s not kid ourselves – these are also fundraisers. Speeding is dangerous, DWI even more so, don’t get me wrong – there are certainly legitimate reasons to enforce the motor vehicle code. But what gets lost in these ‘no tolerance’ policies of law enforcement and district attorney’s offices are the people who can’t afford an extra few hundred bucks here and there. When someone who is barely scraping by economically gets a speeding ticket, it sometimes snowballs into a disaster. Imagine a guy who works as hard as he possibly can in a minimum wage job to pay his bills gets a speeding ticket. […]
Local Rules: What They Are, How to Find Them, and Why You Need to Know Them
If you’ve ever appeared pro se in a family court matter, chances are you’ve heard either opposing counsel or the Judge mention the “local rules” and how they apply to your case. An unfortunate few may have been subject to civil penalties for violating a county’s local rules. Despite the impact a lack of familiarity with local rules can have on a case, the excuse of not knowing the rules does not play well in front of a competent Judge. When representing yourself, finding and becoming familiar with your jurisdictions local rules has a direct impact on the outcome of your case. While local rules can usually been obtained from the clerk’s office in your respective county, most are available online. The North Carolina Courts website contains a sortable index with links to local rules and local forms for each county in North Carolina. Many counties will not allow you to file certain actions unless you use the specified form and local rules often dictate the procedure you must follow as well as how to get your action heard by a judge. While most clerk’s offices can provide guidance, you’ll be ahead of the curve by doing your homework. Initial […]
Options in Disposal of Traffic Tickets in Wake County, NC
If you’ve been charged with Driving While License revoked, speeding or speeding in a school zone, Wake County has implemented policies that offer new resolution options in the following cases: Dismiss DWLR (Class 3 Misdemeanor) You MAY be able to get this violation dismissed IF: Your license was revoked solely for failure to appear (FTA) in court or nonpayment of a citation Your license was revoked because of FTA on, or non-payment of, no more 2 citations (that is, if your license is revoked for failure to pay/appear on 3 or more citations, you are technically ineligible). You do not have a prior conviction for driving while license revoked Your license has been reinstated You are “genuinely trying to come into compliance” Reduce Some Speeding Tickets to Improper Equipment Tickets You MAY be able to reduce your speeding ticket to an “improper equipment” ticket IF: You provide a certified driving record You haven’t had more than one other moving violation in the past three years (and no more than three moving violations in 10 years) You complete a four-hour driving course if you’re under 21 You weren’t cited for driving more than 85 mph or more than 20 mph over […]
Obtaining Limited Driving Privileges Following DWIs
A limited driving privilege is a license that allows drivers to travel between the hours of 6am and 8pm, Monday through Friday, for work and school. A privilege may also be obtained during other times upon providing proof of non-standard working hours, which can include a letter from your employer or a class schedule. To qualify for a reinstated license, you must: At the time of the offense, either have a valid license or a license that has been expired for less than one year. No previously pending DWI charge, or any new DWI convictions since the date of the arrest of your current case. You have obtained a substance abuse assessment and agree to participate in any recommended training or treatment. If all the above conditions are met, then you are eligible for a limited driving privilege. You (or your attorney) must bring the following documents to court: Proof of insurance (DL-123) A completed a substance abuse assessment and enrollment in recommended treatment. A copy of your recent 7-year driving history from the DMV. An application for limited driving privileges. $100 to the clerk of the court. If the privilege is granted, the court signs an official document that confirms your limited […]
Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer?
As a criminal defense lawyer, I field this question, or some variation of it, on a daily basis: “Do I really need a lawyer?” The answer to this question varies drastically over different areas of the law, but in criminal matters the answer is often simple. The general rule of thumb is easy — the more serious the charge, the more certain I am you will need to hire representation to assist you through the process. If you are charged with a felony or DWI, the answer will always be that you need quality representation. The same is true with most misdemeanor crimes that can adversely affect your criminal record. Your criminal record has direct impact on professional and employment opportunities, school admission, getting an apartment, entering the military, getting insurance, and so on. There are also less serious offenses that muddy the water a bit, but ultimately you will have to make a decision as to your immediate ability to hire quality legal assistance now or run the risk of having to pay substantially more down the road for an attorney to fix any fallout arising from mistakes made during the process of representing yourself. The reality is, it […]