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Criminal Defense Attorney Raleigh NC – Coolidge Law Firm

If you’ve been arrested or are under investigation, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney in Raleigh, NC who will protect your Constitutional Rights, advise you of how to answer questions, and create a strong defense strategy.

Whether you’re facing traffic violations or a more serious charge, the Coolidge Law Firm is by your side working to secure favorable outcomes and protecting your future in all areas of criminal law.

Our criminal defense law firm is built around providing non-judgemental legal services for all types of criminal offenses throughout Wake County.

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Criminal Defense Practice Areas

Our criminal defense lawyers represent clients in all areas of criminal law, and regardless of the charge, you can feel confident that you’ll receive aggressive advocacy and knowledgeable advice.

Criminal Law Cases are serious, and an experienced attorney is needed in criminal defense cases. From drug offenses to expungement of your criminal record, we provide Wake County with proven legal representation in criminal defense cases.

Traffic Violations

Speeding tickets and other traffic violations may not seem serious, but you may find yourself with high insurance premiums and even a suspended license. We can help you get a better outcome for possible criminal charges, but also protect your driving record so you can move forward from past mistakes.

We also provide legal services for NC traffic offenses such as:

  • Driving too slowly
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Failing to carry a license while driving
  • Child restraint violations
  • Driving while texting
  • Possession of open container of an alcoholic beverage

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Even though DWIs are common in NC, they have serious, long-term consequences. Our criminal defense attorneys will dig into your case looking for opportunities to eliminate or reduce the charges.

Alcohol Charges

  • Underage drinking
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Providing alcohol to a minor
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).

Theft & Property Crimes

  • Shoplifting
  • Misdemeanor larceny
  • Felony larceny
  • Burglary
  • Criminal trespass
  • Arson

Firearm & Weapon Violations

  • Carrying a concealed weapon without the right to do so
  • Possessing a firearm while under a domestic violence order
  • Possessing a firearm after a felony
  • Carrying a weapon on campus or in other restricted areas
  • Trafficking weapons

Drug Charges

  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Manufacturing a controlled substance
  • Selling or intent to sell
  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug Paraphernalia

Domestic Violence Defense

  • Violating a restraining order
  • Stalking and harassment
  • Assault on a female
  • Child abuse
  • Elder abuse

Sexual Offenses

  • Rape
  • Sex crimes
  • Statutory rape
  • Sexual battery
  • Indecent Acts
  • Sex offender registration removal

Violent Crime and Assault

  • Assault
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Hate crimes
  • Manslaughter
  • First-degree murder
  • Second-degree murder

Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Raleigh NC

Most crimes are prosecuted by the state in accordance with the North Carolina General Statute. However, when a crime occurs on federal property, crosses state lines and jurisdictions, or breaks a statute within the United States Code, this becomes a federal case.

The investigation may be headed by a federal agency under the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice, including:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
  • Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • Secret Service
  • United States Marshals Service

Federal crimes often carry more severe penalties than similar charges within the state law. Compounding this, the Department of Justice has near-limitless resources in which to investigate and prosecute crimes.

Having an experienced federal criminal defense attorney to represent you against federal charges is essential to improving your outcomes in your case. The criminal defense lawyers at Coolidge Law Firm represent clients in the Eastern District of North Carolina which includes Apex, Raleigh, Fayetteville, and Goldsboro.

Federal courts in North Carolina are divided into three districts, the Eastern District in Raleigh, the Middle District in Greensboro, and the Western District in Charlotte. The United States Attorney’s Office represents the federal government against all criminal charges that fall under their jurisdiction.

At Coolidge Law Firm, our national trial lawyers are recognized for defending clients against serious North Carolina State and federal charges and pride themselves on navigating the legal process of criminal matters and achieving the most successful outcomes.

Why You Need an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

Whether you’re facing a misdemeanor or felony, all criminal charges are serious and should be taken as such. If you are being questioned or have been arrested, you need a criminal defense attorney in Raleigh immediately.

Consider the impact on your life a conviction can have on you:

  • Jail time or prison
  • Heavy fines
  • Inability to find employment
  • Damage to your reputation
  • Inability to rent property

While you have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney, often, law enforcement officers and investigators will attempt to get you to forgo those rights.

However, whether you inadvertently incriminate yourself or the prosecutors take your words out of context, anything you say can and will be used against you during a criminal trial or will hurt your ability for a successful plea bargain.

As soon as you are arrested or discover you’re under investigation, it’s important to remain silent and secure an experienced criminal defense lawyer from Coolidge Law Firm.

Our lawyers are dedicated to protecting your rights, standing up to prosecutors, and providing a comprehensive investigation into your case to build a beneficial defense strategy.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Criminal Defense Law Firm in Raleigh North Carolina

We are here to help you navigate through your legal issues. Our Raleigh, NC criminal defense attorneys are often able to get criminal cases dismissed before they make it in front of a judge.

We understand the law and can help you determine if any defenses exist in your case or if there is any evidence that could be excluded from trial.

If necessary, Call the Coolidge Law Office at (919) 239-8448 or fill out the form below to reach out to our law firm and schedule a free consultation.

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Client Testimonials

  • 5 stars
    Strong Representation is key when facing a judge and prosecutor. My young son recently needed proper excellent representation. We chose Attorney David Coolidge to represent him. Though we had seceral choices in choosing an attorney we definitely made the absolute best choice in selecting Attorney Coolidge. David Coolidge did an awesome job at handling our son's case. This amazing Attorney knows the law and the best avenue to take at resolving uncomfortable legal issues. He was professional, intelligent, uplifting, determined and kind. A coforting and sound professional providing the ut-most concern and care for our son's case. We highly recommend hiring Attorney Cooidge. He will be your best choice!
    - Sarah H.
  • 5 stars
    I can not say enough good about David Coolidge and the Law Firm! From the moment of our 1st interaction, I could tell that David TRULY cares and has a passion about the cases he takes on. I was anxious and nervous about my case from the beginning. David immediately showed his support and listened with an empathetic ear. From that moment on, I felt as though I knew I could trust him to put his whole heart into helping me with my case. He is intelligent, kind and completely nonjudgmental. He will listen to you and is so very supportive. I really felt, and still do, that he really cared about helping me. His passion for his work and in helping others shines. We VERY HAPPILY, had a GREAT outcome from the case and I could not be happier. As I told him when we left the court room that morning... “David, you have changed my life forever”. I would recommend David and this Law Firm to EVERYONE who is reading this review.
    - Brian L.
  • 5 stars
    David Coolidge is a wonderful attorney! I hired him twice for two different cases that I had which were only 2 months apart. He's very thorough and efficient. I was even able to reach him after hours through phone calls, texts, and email. Hopefully I never need his services again but if I am in a similar predicament I would most definitely hire David again.
    - Tiffany C.
  • 5 stars
    Excellent Customer Service. I had a Speeding ticket and they resolved it positively with no points on my Driver License. They represented me in Court and by midday on the Court date, they had updated me on the outcome. Very efficient service. I highly recommend them if you are in need of Legal Services.
    - Stephen O.
  • 5 stars
    I got a speeding ticket for going 17 over. They sent me a letter in the mail explaining that I could plead improper equipment and get no points on my insurance or license. They even gave me the fees straight out on the letter including court costs. They represented me and made the ticket go away.
    - David G.
  • 5 stars
    I cannot say enough about Attorney Coolidge and his staff. He’s handed several matters for me and in every instance he has exceeded my expectations. He even answered a frantic call from me on a Saturday night. I called in desperation not really expecting an answer. Mr. Coolidge delivered on all that he promised and more. I highly recommend.
    - Craig S.
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