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North CarolinaCriminal Defense Lawyers in Cumberland County, North Carolina

The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Cumberland County, North Carolina, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Cumberland County, North Carolina should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Meleaha Machelle Kimrey

Meleaha Machelle Kimrey
300 Dick St
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Licensed for 15 years, Meleaha Machelle Kimrey is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Edward T Brady

Edward T Brady
325 Green St
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Licensed for 43 years, Edward T Brady is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Shednichole Marquise Cotton

Shednichole Marquise Cotton
501 Executive Pl
Fayetteville, NC 28305
Licensed for 12 years, Shednichole Marquise Cotton is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Andre N Hogan

Andre N Hogan
3013 Raeford Rd S
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Licensed for 16 years, Andre N Hogan is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

H Gerald Beaver

H Gerald Beaver
Beaver Courie Sternlicht Hearp & Broadfoot, P.A.
P.O. Drawer 2275
Fayetteville, NC 28302
Licensed for 48 years, H Gerald Beaver is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kenneth D Burns

Kenneth D Burns
2513 Raeford Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28305
Licensed for 31 years, Kenneth D Burns is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Carl G Ivarsson Jr

Carl G Ivarsson Jr
Cumberland County Public Defenders Office
117 Dick St
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Licensed for 35 years, Carl G Ivarsson Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Robert Lawrence Brooks

Robert Lawrence Brooks
Cumberland County Public Defender's Office
117 Dick St
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Licensed for 8 years, Robert Lawrence Brooks is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Renny W Deese

Renny W Deese
Lewis, Deese, Nance & Briggs, LLP
330 Dick St
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Licensed for 50 years, Renny W Deese is a Divorce and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Wake Forest University School of Law... read more >

Richard A Galt

Richard A Galt
Richard A. Galt, PLLC
2533 Raeford Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28305
Licensed for 22 years, Richard A Galt is a Residential Real Estate Law and Commercial Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Albany Law School... read more >

Leonard H Reaves

Leonard H Reaves
Reaves Law, PLLC
P.O. Box 53187
Fayetteville, NC 28305
Licensed for 26 years, Leonard H Reaves is a Residential Real Estate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Robert G Ray

Robert G Ray
Ray Law Firm, PLLC
345 Hay St
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Licensed for 53 years, Robert G Ray is a Estate and Probate Law and Business Law lawyer who attended New York University School of Law... read more >

Bernard P Condlin

Bernard P Condlin
Cumberland County Public Defender's Office
PO Box 26515
Fayetteville, NC
Licensed for 22 years, Bernard P Condlin is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Specialty Certification in Criminal Law

Certified Specialist in Criminal Law in North Carolina - Criminal law was proposed as a specialty area to the North Carolina Bar in 1990.

Thereafter, the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization designated criminal law, including the subspecialty of specialties in state criminal law and juvenile delinquency law, as a field of law for certification of specialists under the North Carolina Plan of Legal Specialization.

State Bar Rules, Ch. 1, Subch. D, .2502 defines the specialty of criminal law as the "practice of law dealing with the defense or prosecution of those charged with misdemeanor and felony crimes in state and federal trial courts."

The rules also identifies and defines the subspecialty in the field of criminal law as follows: "State Criminal Law--The practice of criminal law in state trial and appellate courts."


Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


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