Criminal Law

If you have been charged with a crime or are facing an investigation, you are up against the full power and resources of the government and the criminal justice machine. Don’t face it alone.

Cumalander Adcock handles criminal cases across eastern North Carolina in both State and Federal courts, and our attorneys have the experience, commitment, and skill to ensure that your rights are protected and you receive the best defense possible.

With free consultations, flexible appointment times, and a location convenient to Wake, Harnett, Johnston, and Cumberland Countries, Cumalander Adcock is your local criminal defense law firm.

“As a former police officer, I have seen both sides of the criminal justice system and know how it works – and how it doesn’t. I learned that most people charged with a crime are normal everyday people who have made mistakes. I also learned that the police aren’t perfect – they make mistakes like the rest of us, and when they do it’s my job to make sure that my clients don’t have to pay for them. Even when a client may have technically committed a crime, a solid defense is the best way to ensure that the impact to their life and family is minimized as much as possible. Knowing how law enforcement works is an enormous benefit to my clients, and one we are proud to offer.”

 

~ Attorney Brian LiVecchi

TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS AND DWI/DUI DEFENSE

 Traffic Violations

Even “minor” traffic offenses can have unexpected and potentially serious implications.  Depending on the offense, a conviction can impact your ability to drive and can affect your automobile insurance rates.  A skilled criminal defense attorney can ensure that these risks are taken into account and addressed, and that you won’t be surprised later by consequences you didn’t see coming.  While it can be tempting to simply plead guilty to a “minor” traffic offense and pay the fine without the hassle of going to court, doing so is rarely in your best interest.  An attorney can very often have your charges reduced or dismissed entirely, and in most cases can appear in court on your behalf.

When we’re talking about the ability to drive, we’re talking about something almost all of us do every day, and something that we frankly would have a hard time living without.  Going to work and school, caring for our kids, and just having the ability to drive to participate in daily life is something most of us take for granted, and is just too important to leave to chance.  Hiring an attorney can make all the difference.  Contact us for a free consultation on your traffic matter at 919.552.2929.

Federal Traffic Violations

Traffic violations committed on United States Federal land are under the jurisdiction of the U.S. government, not the State of North Carolina, and these cases are handled in Federal Court.  If you’ve received a Federal traffic ticket on a U.S. military installation such as Fort Bragg or Camp Lejeune, the U.S. National Seashore or National Park Service land, the attorneys at Cumalander Adcock can assist you.   Contact us for a free consultation on your federal traffic matter at 919.552.2929.

DWI / DUI

If you have been charged with DWI / DUI, you are very likely facing one of the most frightening and uncertain situations of your life.  A conviction can bring with it stunning fines and costs, loss of your drivers’ license, and even jail time.  It often can affect not only your current job, but also your ability to get hired at future jobs.  Of course, the impact on your family and your freedom can be the hardest to bear.

A DWI is an extremely serious charge, and it requires a well-planned and well-executed defense.  Don’t make the mistake of showing up in court alone and attempting to represent yourself.  You only get one chance to present your evidence to the court, and hiring an experienced DWI attorney can make that one chance count.  Handling a DWI charge is far more complicated and time consuming than other traffic violations, and it is important to have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to represent you.  The facts of every case are different, but the attorneys at Cumalander Adcock will examine your case in detail and prepare the strongest defense possible in order to help you obtain the best possible outcome.  In some cases, we can help you get your charges reduced or dismissed entirely.  In those cases where a trial is unavoidable, you’ll know that you have aggressive, confident, and experienced attorneys at your side every step of the way.   Contact us for a free consultation on your DWI matter at 919.552.2929.

Drivers’ License Restoration

The ability to drive is something most of us take for granted, and something we rely on for almost everything we do.  Not having the ability to commute to work, transport children to school and activities, and even just shopping for the essentials of life is catastrophic for most people.  If you’ve lost your driving privileges because of a DWI, failure to appear in court, unpaid fines, excessive driver’s license points or some other reason, the time will come when you are eligible to have your driving privileges reinstated.  The process involves petitions and hearings before the DMV as well as coordination with the court system, and it can be difficult to navigate without the assistance of an experienced attorney.  If you have questions about your eligibility for reinstatement of your driving privileges or are currently eligible and need help with the process, contact us for a free consultation at 919.552.2929.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Cumalander Adcock represents individuals under investigation or charged with criminal violations in Wake, Harnett, Johnston, and Cumberland counties.  If you are under investigation or believe you may be charged with a crime, don’t wait until you are arrested to contact an attorney.  Often, early engagement with the authorities can put you in the best position possible when and if you are eventually formally charged.  From minor trespassing or simple drug possession charges to serious felonies involving assaults, sex crimes, or theft, our attorneys are well versed in the law and procedures necessary to providing you with a well-executed defense strategy.  In many cases, charges can be reduced or dismissed entirely when an experienced attorney negotiates with the District Attorney’s office on your behalf.  There are also options available for some offenders that may enable them to avoid a conviction entirely by participating in treatment or deferral programs.

A criminal conviction, whether a misdemeanor or felony, can have long-term impacts on your life.  Obviously, it could mean jail time, fines, or both.  But a criminal conviction on your record can also impact your ability to find a job or a place to live far into the future, and could even prevent you from participating in children’s school and extracurricular activities.  Attempting to handle a criminal charge yourself is often a devastating mistake.  Our attorneys will thoroughly review all aspects of your case and the State’s evidence against you to ensure that your rights have been protected and that you have been treated fairly and legally.  When necessary, our attorneys will fight alongside you to prove that you are not guilty of a crime.  Other times, your best option might be to attempt to make a plea arrangement and plead guilty to a lesser charge in order to avoid more serious consequences.  An experienced attorney can help you to understand your options and work with the authorities to obtain the best possible outcome.

Going it alone can be a costly mistake, and is usually one that can’t be fixed later.  Don’t wait until things get worse – contact Cumalander Adcock for a free consultation on your criminal matter at (919) 552-2929.  We offer flexible appointments and often can come to you if necessary, and our attorneys are also available on nights and weekends for emergency consultations.

WILDLIFE VIOLATIONS

At Cumalander Adcock we understand how important the privilege to hunt, fish, and spend time with family in the outdoors is to our clients, because our attorneys are all lifelong outdoor sportsmen themselves.  A wildlife violation conviction can be a serious matter, and many don’t realize that it could result in the loss or suspension of your hunting or fishing license.  It could even mean the seizure of your firearms, vehicles, and other sporting equipment.  In most cases, a wildlife violation is a misdemeanor crime, and not a simple infraction like a speeding ticket.  A conviction results in a criminal record, which can have long-term and unexpected consequences many years later.  The fines associated with a wildlife violation can also range from $30 to thousands of dollars.  Hiring an attorney who is familiar with the complexities of North Carolina and Federal wildlife laws and regulations can make all the difference in preserving your ability to keep making memories in the great outdoors.

We handle the following typical wildlife violations in State and Federal courts across eastern North Carolina:

– Hunting, trapping, or fishing without the appropriate license

– Hunting, trapping, or fishing on posted property without written permission

– Taking a game animal at a prohibited time or out of season

– Possessing more than the creel limit for game fish

– Failure to report a big game harvest

– Exceeding the bag limit for wild animals or birds

– Taking game fish smaller than the permitted minimum size

– Boating violations

– Unlawful baiting of wildlife and migratory game birds

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