Brunswick County Criminal Defense Attorneys

Defending Clients Facing Criminal Charges in Wilmington & Bolivia

Criminal charges could have detrimental and long-lasting impacts that affect both your today and tomorrow. As a result, it is important to put up a relentless fight in your defense with the help of a team of experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorneys. 

At Whitley Coleman, we take a hands-on approach to our client’s cases as we work together to strategize unique defenses to the accusations against them. We have former prosecution experience on our side that can help us anticipate the other party’s attacks against you, and we have numerous success stories of felony dismissals for clients in the past. Don’t risk a criminal conviction for harsh or false accusations; whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony assault, DUI, or drug possession, or if you seek post-conviction relief to seal your criminal record, our law firm can help you.

Are you facing criminal charges in Wilmington, NC? Call Whitley Coleman today at (910) 218-9973 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our criminal defense lawyers.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the potential consequences of criminal charges in Bolivia, NC?

Criminal charges can have long-lasting impacts on your life, including potential jail time, fines, loss of employment opportunities, and damage to your reputation. It is crucial to seek the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and work towards minimizing these consequences.

What should I look for in a criminal defense attorney in Bolivia, NC?

When seeking a criminal defense attorney, it is important to look for experience, a track record of success, dedication, and a personalized approach to your case. A strong defense strategy tailored to your specific situation can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.

Providing Aggressive Yet Compassionate Representation To Every Case

DUI Charges

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is another criminal charge that our firm can help you resolve. Recall that North Carolina law prohibits drivers from operating a vehicle on any highway or public place while they are under the influence of an impairing substance or while they have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or more or any metabolized Schedule I drug in their system. It is also not required that the motorist be driving to be charged; merely being in actual physical control over the vehicle, whether it is in motion or not, is enough to constitute a charge.

Depending on the presence of aggravating and mitigating factors, the judge will assign one of 5 sentencing levels that will determine the defendant’s jail time, fines, license suspension periods, and other penalties, with Level One being the most serious level. Note that all DUI convictions also carry a mandatory substance abuse assessment and treatment or rehabilitative course, though a judge can count this treatment time towards the required jail time. Visit our page on DUI to learn more about the specific penalties for each sentencing level, as well as the possible periods of license suspension depending on the circumstances of the offense.

Drug Offenses

Drug-related activity is another category of serious crime in North Carolina. The state prohibits individuals from:

  • possessing a controlled substance;
  • manufacturing, selling, delivering, or possessing with the intention to manufacture, sell, or deliver a controlled substance;
  • creating, selling, delivering, or possessing with the intention to sell or deliver a counterfeit controlled substance;
  • possessing a chemical with the intention to manufacture a controlled substance or meth; or
  • possessing or distributing a chemical while knowing or reasonably believing that it will be used to manufacture a controlled substance or meth.

Keep in mind that North Carolina classifies prohibited drugs into 6 schedules, with Schedule I containing the most addictive drugs with no medical use. The drug schedule will largely determine the type of penalties. For reference, some examples of prohibited substances in their appropriate schedules are:

  • Schedule I – heroin, morphine, mescaline
  • Schedule II – opium, oxycodone, fentanyl, methamphetamines, amphetamines
  • Schedule III – sedatives like ketamine, large amounts of pain medicine codeine
  • Schedule IV – Xanax, Cathine
  • Schedule V – high quantities of over-the-counter medicines, smaller quantities of codeine
  • Schedule VI – marijuana, hashish, synthetic cannabinoids

Protect Your Rights with Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys

When facing criminal charges, it's crucial to have a knowledgeable and experienced legal team on your side. Our Brunswick County criminal defense attorneys at Whitley Coleman have a proven track record of successfully defending clients in Wilmington, Bolivia, and the surrounding areas. Whether you're facing misdemeanor or felony charges, including assault, DUI, or drug offenses, we are dedicated to protecting your rights and fighting for the best possible outcome for your case.

Benefits of hiring our criminal defense lawyers include:

  • Extensive legal knowledge and courtroom experience
  • Personalized attention and tailored defense strategies
  • Thorough investigation and preparation for your case
  • Negotiation skills to seek reduced charges or penalties
  • Aggressive representation in court if necessary

Don't navigate the complexities of the legal system alone. Contact our criminal defense team today to schedule a consultation and start building a strong defense for your case.

Call us at (910) 218-9973 or contact our Brunswick County criminal defense lawyers online to learn more in a free consultation today.


Contact Our Criminal Defense Lawyers Today

If you have been charged with a crime in Wilmington or Bolivia, do not hesitate to seek legal counsel immediately. Time is of the essence when you are facing criminal charges, as your case will depend on the available evidence. Our criminal defense attorneys at Whitley Coleman are experienced and professional trial lawyers who have successfully dismissed felonies for our clients in the past, and we will do our best to do the same for you if your legal circumstances allow it. We will build a strong defense on your behalf to argue for mitigated or dismissed charges, and we will put up a compelling fight for your rights in the criminal justice system.

Contact Whitley Coleman today to get started on your defense with our Brunswick County criminal defense attorneys.

Choosing Whitley Coleman was a great choice because they informed me of everything I needed to know and it was a one time fee. I didn't have to do anything after that. They took care of everything for me.
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