Knightdale Criminal Defense Attorneys

If you’ve been arrested or are facing criminal charges, you need to secure legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney in Knightdale. At Coolidge Law Firm, we are dedicated to fiercely defending our clients, protecting their rights, and building strong defense strategies. We know how to negotiate with prosecutors and when to take the case to a jury, and our goal is to always secure the best practical outcomes for our clients.

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Criminal Defense Practice Areas

We represent clients across every area of criminal law. Whether you need assistance with a traffic violation or you’re facing allegations of a violent felony, you can feel confident that we will provide knowledgeable legal counsel and advocate on your behalf.

Traffic Offenses

  • Speeding tickets
  • Suspended license
  • Reckless driving
  • DMV hearings
  • Leaving the scene of an accident

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

  • DWI with aggravating factors
  • Refusing a blood alcohol test
  • License suspension hearings
  • Limited driving privileges
  • Underage DWI

Alcohol Charges

  • Underage drinking
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Providing alcohol to a minor

Theft & Property Crime

  • 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 a campus or other restricted area
  • Trafficking weapons

Drug Charges

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

Domestic Violence

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

Sexual Offenses

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

Violent Crime and Assault

  • Assault
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Hate crimes
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder

Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys in Knightdale

While an overwhelming majority of crimes are prosecuted by the state, when an act violates the United States Code, the case can be taken over by the Department of Justice, making it a federal case. Often, these cases involve crimes that were allegedly committed on or involving federal property or that crossed state lines. Investigations are headed by a federal agency, 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 are prosecuted by a United States Attorney representing the Department of Justice, and they often carry more severe punishments, such as higher fines and longer prison sentences. Also, the Department of Justice has more resources to investigate and prosecute crimes, making them a formidable opponent.

As federal criminal defense lawyers in Knightdale, Coolidge Law Firm can represent you in cases against the state as well as in the Eastern District of North Carolina. Our experience and passion for justice gives us the ability to stand up to the Department of Justice and fight for our clients with the same temerity as we do against state and local prosecutors.

Why You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney

Facing criminal charges is one of the most terrifying and overwhelming experiences an individual can face but you don’t have to do this alone. If you’ve been arrested or are under investigation for a crime, you have the Constitutional right to legal representation, and the sooner you have a lawyer, the sooner you’ll have someone protecting your rights, advocating on your behalf, and building a strong defense strategy.

At Coolidge Law Firm, our legal team is dedicated to working hard on your behalf whether it’s reducing a traffic ticket or defending you against allegations of a violent felony. We believe all our clients deserve the best possible defense and we work hard to protect your rights and take on prosecutors to secure the best practical outcome possible.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Knightdale Criminal Defense Attorney

When you need a criminal defense attorney in Knightdale, we’re here for you. Call us at (919) 239-8448 to schedule a free consultation or fill out the form below to get started.

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Client Testimonials

  • 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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