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STATE & FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE

The criminal justice system is confusing and overwhelming.  If you have been accused of or are being investigated for a crime, state or federal, matters small and large, you need the protection only an experienced criminal defense attorney can provide. Over the last decade, Dan has represented thousands of North Carolina citizens facing nearly every type of criminal charge.  He provides meticulous attention to detail and aggressive legal representation in the defense of criminal charges pre- and post-arrest, through trial and on appeal, including:

  • misdemeanor and felony charges
  • state and federal offenses
  • drug offenses - from possession to trafficking
  • fraud & financial crimes - from shoplifting to embezzlement
  • criminal matters  involving violence - from assault to murder
  • criminal charges  involving weapons
  • criminal charges and investigations involving sexual offenses
  • traffic matters - from tickets to DWI

State and Federal Court

North Carolina has both state courts and federal courts.  If you are accused of committing an offense that violates state law, your case will be prosecuted in state court.  If you are accused of committing an offense that violates federal law, your case will be prosecuted in federal court.  Many types of offenses, such as drug offenses, weapons offenses, internet-related offenses, and others, can violate both state and federal law.  These types of cases can be prosecuted in either state court, or in federal court. It is even possible for you to be prosecuted in both state and federal court at once, requiring you to battle attacks on two fronts.  Dan is an aggressive and respected advocate in each of these arenas.

 

 

In both state and federal court, crimes are charged as either misdemeanor or felony offenses.  Misdemeanor offenses may subject you to fines, probation, or even a few months in jail. Felony offenses carry a wide range of possible results, from probation all the way up to years in prison, or even death.  Conviction of any type of criminal offense, misdemeanor or felony, can have life-altering consequences, hamper your future opportunities, and result in the loss of your liberty. Every person is entitled to and deserves the best defense possible.  Dan has spent his entire legal career in service to this ideal.

Relentless, Experienced Criminal Defense

Dan provides comprehensive criminal defense representation.  He works with clients at all stages of criminal proceedings. From pre-charge investigations to representation before federal grand juries, through detention hearings and pretrial motions, at trial and on appeal, to post-conviction, Dan is a tireless and undaunted advocate.  Dan’s highly focused criminal law practice spans the breadth of his legal career. It has provided Dan the experience, insight, and expertise to handle your charge. Dan focuses his practice on allegations of drug offenses, allegations of sex offenses, firearms and weapons offenses, fraud and financial offenses, and criminal appeals.  Call Dan today for a confidential case evalutation at (919) 256-3605. Consultations are cost and risk-free.

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What Our Clients Say

THOUSANDS OF CASES | DOZENS OF APPEALS | QUALIFIED SUCCESS

Convictions Vacated

State v. J.D., 2017 N.C. App. LEXIS 327 (2017) Client was convicted of marijuana charge and habitual felon and was sentenced to 76-116 months in prison. RESULT ON APPEAL: Convictions vacated due to defective search warrant.

Convictions Vacated

State v. A.H. (2018) Client was convicted of multiple felony and misdemeanor counts of possessing weapons on educational property.   RESULT ON POST-CONVICTION: All convictions vacated after statutes were ruled to be unconstitutional.

New Trial Granted

State v. T.L., 217 N.C. App. 455 (2011) Client was convicted of robbery and kidnapping and was sentenced to 71-104 months in prison. RESULT ON APPEAL: New trial granted due to judge refusing to admit important defense evidence at trial.

Convictions Reversed

State v. L.P., 2011 N.C. App. LEXIS 1535 (2011): Client was convicted of misdemeanor larceny and sentenced to probation. RESULT ON APPEAL: Convictions reversed due to lack of evidence.

Order Vacated

State v. M.M., 209 N.C. App. 466 (2011) Client was ordered to enroll in lifetime satellite-based monitoring. RESULT ON APPEAL: Order vacated due to lack of jurisdiction.

New Hearing Ordered

State v. A.N., 778 S.E.2d 863 (2015) Client pled guilty to robbery and was placed into deportation proceedings as a result of his convictions. RESULT ON APPEAL: New hearing ordered due to former attorney misadvising client about the consequences of his guilty plea.

Conviction Vacated

State v. K.P. (2018) Client was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. RESULT ON POST-CONVICTION: Conviction vacated due to ineffective assistance of counsel; client released with time served.

New Trial Granted

State v. S.R., 223 N.C. App. 325 (2012): Client was convicted of sex offenses and was sentenced to 307-378 months in prison.   RESULT ON APPEAL: New trial granted due to judge allowing improper expert testimony at trial.

New Trial Granted

State v. S.C., 802 S.E.2d 531 (2017) Client was convicted of felony assault and was sentenced to 65-90 months in prison. RESULT ON APPEAL: New trial granted due to violation of client’s constitutional rights at trial.  (Appeal remains pending.)

Convictions Reversed

State v. G.B., 217 N.C. App. 380 (2011) Client was convicted of forgery and habitual felon and was sentenced to 70-93 months in prison. RESULT ON APPEAL: Convictions reversed due to lack of evidence.

Order Vacated

State v. M.M., 209 N.C. App. 466 (2011) Client was ordered to enroll in lifetime satellite-based monitoring. RESULT ON APPEAL: Order vacated due to lack of jurisdiction.

Convictions Reversed

State v. L.P., 2011 N.C. App. LEXIS 1535 (2011): Client was convicted of misdemeanor larceny and sentenced to probation. RESULT ON APPEAL: Convictions reversed due to lack of evidence.

New Hearing Ordered

State v. A.N., 778 S.E.2d 863 (2015) Client pled guilty to robbery and was placed into deportation proceedings as a result of his convictions. RESULT ON APPEAL: New hearing ordered due to former attorney misadvising client about the consequences of his guilty plea.

New Trial Granted

State v. S.C., 802 S.E.2d 531 (2017) Client was convicted of felony assault and was sentenced to 65-90 months in prison. RESULT ON APPEAL: New trial granted due to violation of client’s constitutional rights at trial.  (Appeal remains pending.)

Convictions Reversed

State v. G.B., 217 N.C. App. 380 (2011) Client was convicted of forgery and habitual felon and was sentenced to 70-93 months in prison. RESULT ON APPEAL: Convictions reversed due to lack of evidence.

New Trial Granted

State v. T.L., 217 N.C. App. 455 (2011) Client was convicted of robbery and kidnapping and was sentenced to 71-104 months in prison. RESULT ON APPEAL: New trial granted due to judge refusing to admit important defense evidence at trial.

Convictions Vacated

State v. J.D., 2017 N.C. App. LEXIS 327 (2017) Client was convicted of marijuana charge and habitual felon and was sentenced to 76-116 months in prison. RESULT ON APPEAL: Convictions vacated due to defective search warrant.

New Trial Granted

State v. S.R., 223 N.C. App. 325 (2012): Client was convicted of sex offenses and was sentenced to 307-378 months in prison.   RESULT ON APPEAL: New trial granted due to judge allowing improper expert testimony at trial.

Convictions Vacated

State v. A.H. (2018) Client was convicted of multiple felony and misdemeanor counts of possessing weapons on educational property.   RESULT ON POST-CONVICTION: All convictions vacated after statutes were ruled to be unconstitutional.

Conviction Vacated

State v. K.P. (2018) Client was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. RESULT ON POST-CONVICTION: Conviction vacated due to ineffective assistance of counsel; client released with time served.

Please note that these are examples of prior cases in which we have obtained a positive result for our client.  Every case is different, and we cannot guarantee a specific result in your case.