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North CarolinaCriminal Defense Lawyers in Nashville, 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 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 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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Jeffrey M Cutler

Jeffrey M Cutler
PO Box 729
Wendell, NC
Licensed for 32 years, Jeffrey M Cutler is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law - Campbell University... read more >

Mark Alan Ward

Mark Alan Ward
105 Commerce St
Greenville, NC 27858
Licensed for 34 years, Mark Alan Ward is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law - Campbell University... read more >

John P O'Hale

John P O'Hale
P. O. Box 2383
Smithfield, NC 27577
Licensed for 46 years, John P O'Hale is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended University of North Carolina School o... read more >

Joseph M Hester Jr

Joseph M Hester Jr
Hester & Tucker, PLLC
P. O. Box 8256
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Licensed for 44 years, Joseph M Hester Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Damian L Tucker

Damian L Tucker
Hester & Tucker, PLLC
P. O. Box 8256
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Licensed for 23 years, Damian L Tucker is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John Edward Clark Jr

John Edward Clark Jr
4419 Snowcrest Ln
Raleigh, NC 27616
Licensed for 16 years, John Edward Clark Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

LTC Robert C Kemp III

LTC Robert C Kemp III
235 Country Club Dr
Greenville, NC 27834
Licensed for 25 years, LTC Robert C Kemp III is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark E Edwards

Mark E Edwards
PO Box 757
Nashville, NC 27856
Licensed for 24 years, Mark E Edwards is a Criminal Defense and Elder Law lawyer... read more >

Keith A Williams

Keith A Williams
Law Offices of Keith A. Williams, P.A.
321 South Evans St Ste 103
Greenville, NC 27858
Licensed for 29 years, Keith A Williams is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer... read more >

Michael J Reece

Michael J Reece
P.O. Box 2747
Smithfield, NC 27577
Licensed for 27 years, Michael J Reece is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

George B Mast

George B Mast
Mast Law Firm
132 S 3rd Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
Licensed for 61 years, George B Mast is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Jonathan David Breeden

Jonathan David Breeden
Breeden Law Office
283 D Glen Rd
Garner, NC 27529-7902
Licensed for 21 years, Jonathan David Breeden is a Marijuana Law and Family Law lawyer who attended Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law - C... read more >

Ernest L Conner Jr

Ernest L Conner Jr
Graham. Nuckolls. Conner. PLLC
P.O. Box 7384
Greenville, NC 27858
Licensed for 34 years, Ernest L Conner Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William R Denning III

William R Denning III
P.O. Box 309
Selma, NC 27576
Licensed for 38 years, William R Denning III is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

George Brandon Sparks

George Brandon Sparks
284 Mallie Pearce Rd
Zebulon, NC 27597
Licensed for 16 years, George Brandon Sparks is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami... read more >

Andrew Lee Peterson

Andrew Lee Peterson
Goddard & Peterson, PLLC
125B Williamsboro St
Oxford, NC 27565
Licensed for 18 years, Andrew Lee Peterson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Frederic W Whitehurst

Frederic W Whitehurst
PO Box 820
Bethel, NC 27812
Licensed for 19 years, Frederic W Whitehurst is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Leslie S Robinson

Leslie S Robinson
The Robinson Law Firm, P.A.
1510 E Arlington Blvd
Greenville, NC 27858
Licensed for 35 years, Leslie S Robinson is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer... read more >

Joseph L Bell Jr

Joseph L Bell Jr
Batts, Batts & Bell LLP
P. O. Drawer 8228 Ste 2105
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Licensed for 30 years, Joseph L Bell Jr is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer... read more >

William M J Farris

William M J Farris
Farris & Thomas Law, PA
PO BOX 2848
Wilson, NC 27893
Licensed for 20 years, William M J Farris is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer... read more >

William R Jenkins

William R Jenkins
P. O. Box 130
Walstonburg, NC 27888
Licensed for 55 years, William R Jenkins is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Tartt B Thomas

Tartt B Thomas
P.O. Box 2848
Wilson, NC 27894
Licensed for 24 years, Tartt B Thomas is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer... read more >

Christopher Dail Congleton

Christopher Dail Congleton
State of North Carolina
212 S Greene St
Greenville, NC 27834
Licensed for 19 years, Christopher Dail Congleton is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Terry W Alford

Terry W Alford
P.O. Box 940
Spring Hope, NC 27882
Licensed for 41 years, Terry W Alford is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Deleon Parker Jr

Deleon Parker Jr
120 N Franklin St Suite E
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Licensed for 24 years, Deleon Parker Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Thomas R Sallenger

Thomas R Sallenger
Sallenger Law, L.L.P.
P.O. Box 2602
Wilson, NC 27893
Licensed for 38 years, Thomas R Sallenger is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Nelson Kyle Hicks

Nelson Kyle Hicks
Hicks Wrenn, PLLC
P. O. Box 247
Oxford, NC 27565
Licensed for 37 years, Nelson Kyle Hicks is a Criminal Defense and Residential Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Wake Forest University S... read more >

James W Narron

James W Narron
P.O. Box 1567
Smithfield, NC 27577
Licensed for 46 years, James W Narron is a Criminal Defense and Estate and Probate Law lawyer who attended Wake Forest University School of... read more >

Robert A Spence Jr

Robert A Spence Jr
P.O. Box 1335
Smithfield, NC 27577
Licensed for 46 years, Robert A Spence Jr is a Criminal Defense and Residential Real Estate Law lawyer who attended University of North Car... read more >

Marcia H Armstrong

Marcia H Armstrong
P. O. Box 27
Smithfield, NC 27577
Licensed for 38 years, Marcia H Armstrong is a Criminal Defense and Divorce lawyer who attended Wake Forest University School of Law... read more >

Valerie E Pearce

Valerie E Pearce
100 W 3rd St
Greenville, NC 27858
Licensed for 26 years, Valerie E Pearce is a Juvenile Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael S Batts

Michael S Batts
Batts, Batts & Bell, LLP
P. O. Drawer 8228 Ste 2105
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Licensed for 34 years, Michael S Batts is a Estate and Probate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Wake Forest University School o... read more >

William Junior Vasquez

William Junior Vasquez
Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC
612 S Brightleaf Blvd
Smithfield, NC 27577
Licensed for 10 years, William Junior Vasquez is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer... read more >

John W Narron

John W Narron
PO Box 577
Wendell, NC
Licensed for 44 years, John W Narron is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Mississippi School of Law... read more >

David Allen Burns

David Allen Burns
2100 Wisley Way
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Licensed for 16 years, David Allen Burns is a Estate and Probate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Albany Law School... read more >

James E Cross Jr

James E Cross Jr
Cross & Currin, LLP
P. O. Drawer 1168
Oxford, NC 27565
Licensed for 48 years, James E Cross Jr is a Residential Real Estate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Wake Forest University Sc... read more >

Betty Alice Bridgers

Betty Alice Bridgers
1202 Brookside Dr NW
Wilson, NC 27896
Licensed for 40 years, Betty Alice Bridgers is a Construction Law and Business Law lawyer who attended San Fernando Valley College of Law... read more >

Michael A Cavanagh

Michael A Cavanagh
Office of the Public Defender, 3A Def. District
212 S Greene St
Greenville, NC 27834
Licensed for 28 years, Michael A Cavanagh is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James Taplie Coile

James Taplie Coile
Office of the Public Defender
P. O. Box 8047
Greenville, NC 27834
Licensed for 19 years, James Taplie Coile is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Sonia M Privette

Sonia M Privette
Public Defender's Office District 3A
212 S Greene St
Greenville, NC 27834
Licensed for 36 years, Sonia M Privette is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Stephanie R Williams

Stephanie R Williams
Pitt County Public Defender's Office
P. O. Box 8047
Greenville, NC 27835
Licensed for 19 years, Stephanie R Williams 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."


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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