Criminal Defense


Drug Crimes

We defend people charged with various state and federal drug conspiracies and crimes, from felonies to misdemeanors. We help clients achieve outstanding results through deferred prosecution agreements, favorable plea agreements, cooperation agreements, and trial.

Sex Offense and Child Pornography Crimes

We represent people investigated for sex offenses and child pornography related crimes, including rape, indecent liberties, sexual assault, a sexual exploitation with a minor.  We advise people in pre-arrest and investigations, and have helped our clients avoid prosecution in numerous instances through methodical and careful preparation and interaction with investigating authorities.  We have achieved outstanding results in both federal and state courts.

We have represented parents, teachers, grandparents, uncles, coaches and minors accuses of illicit conduct.

We are familiar with the investigative techniques, the Internet and peer-to-peer technologies at issue, and steps, through treatment and counseling, our clients can take to show they are not a danger to society.

Fraud, Embezzlement and White Collar Crimes

We represent people accused of embezzlement, fraud and other white collar crimes, including accusations of theft from employers, investigations into employee misconduct, mortgage fraud investigations, tax fraud, health fraud prosecutions, and small- and large-scale embezzlement cases.  We have helped clients avoid prosecution through private restitution agreements, have resolved investigations by producing evidence of innocence, and have advised our clients through grand jury and cooperation with state or federal authorities.

Federal Criminal Defense

We represent people facing federal prosecution throughout North Carolina in investigations and prosecutions. We have achieved remarkable results, including non-prosecution during federal investigations, whistleblower rewards involving pollution from ships, Safety Valve, 5K1.1, and 3553(e) reductions, and significant mitigation at sentencing.

We have represented people charged with federal drugs, guns, public corruption, tax and Medicaid fraud, homicides, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO), kidnapping, animal abuse/dog fighting, and child pornography offenses.

Child Abuse and Shaken Baby Syndrome Cases

We defend people against charges of child abuse, including, in particular, shaken baby syndrome cases.  We have taken these cases, where necessary, to trial and won, and we have secured favorable dispositions for clients that allow them to maintain parental rights.  We are well-versed in the latest scientific and medical literature regarding Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma diagnoses.

Assaults and Domestic Violence

We have advised hundreds clients accused of assault and domestic violence charges, successfully resolving many of them through deferred prosecution, not-guilty results at trial, or dismissals.  We have represented people accused of the most serious felony by strangulation and malicious maiming charges, and assault with a deadly weapon, stalking, domestic violence protective order, and assault on a female cases.

Kidnapping, Robbery, Burglary & Theft

We have defended (and won) at trial people accused of kidnapping, robbery, and conspiracy charges.  We have negotiated drastically reduced punishments for clients charged with similar crimes, and burglary and theft offenses.  We have avoided prosecution in cases involving home invasions.  And we have defended people charged with kidnapping and interstate kidnapping offenses.