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North CarolinaCriminal Defense Lawyers in Dare 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 Dare 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 Dare 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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Daniel Donahue

Daniel Donahue
2405 S Croatan Hwy Suite D
Nags Head, NC 27959
Licensed for 11 years, Daniel Donahue is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Bernard Benjamin Mcavoy Jr

Bernard Benjamin Mcavoy Jr
The McAvoy Law Firm, PLLC
P. O. Box 1764
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Licensed for 17 years, Bernard Benjamin Mcavoy Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Christopher Sean Yacobi

Christopher Sean Yacobi
Law Office of C. Sean Yacobi, PLLC
PO Box 1851
Nags Head, NC 27959
Licensed for 12 years, Christopher Sean Yacobi is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Allan R Grimsley

Allan R Grimsley
P.O. Box 135
Nags Head, NC 27959
Licensed for 22 years, Allan R Grimsley is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer... read more >

Robert B Hobbs Jr

Robert B Hobbs Jr
2502 S Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959
Licensed for 35 years, Robert B Hobbs Jr is a Residential Real Estate Law and Commercial Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Campbell Unive... read more >

Thomas Page Routten

Thomas Page Routten
Public Defender's Office
2601 N Croatan Hwy #39;s Office
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Licensed for 17 years, Thomas Page Routten is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jennifer Renee Wells

Jennifer Renee Wells
Public Defender's Office
2601 N Croatan Hwy #39;s Office
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Licensed for 9 years, Jennifer Renee Wells is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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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."


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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.



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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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