Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Wilmington

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Burney & Jones, PLLC

The law offices of Burney & Jones, PLLC, established in 1926, offers a variety of legal services to clients in Wilmington. The main areas of practice of the law firm are family law and criminal law. Its criminal law practice deals with cases involving drug offenses, traffic offenses, assault, fraud, homicide, and larceny. The law firm has a strong focus on using its expertise and experience in providing suitable representation for its clients.

110 North 5th Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28401


Sullivan Law

Sullivan Law is a law firm focusing mainly on criminal defense services in the Bolivia, and Wilmington areas. Its criminal defense practice involves helping clients in cases involving DUI, DMV, drug charges, and breaking and entering property. It also deals with expunctions and traffic ticket issues. Its founder, Dustin R.T. Sullivan, previously worked at the district attorney's office in Brunswick County before he established the law firm. Additionally, the law firm has a strong focus on creating an open communication line with its clients.

3490 Old Ocean Highway
Bolivia, NC 28422


The Wagoner Law Firm, P.L.L.C.

The Wagoner Law Firm, P.L.L.C., is a criminal defense firm serving Wilmington and the surrounding areas. It has defended clients in hundreds of cases including traffic violations, violent felonies, misdemeanors, DWI charges, domestic violence, and drug crimes. Managing partner and lawyer Merritt Wagoner has over 10 years of experience defending clients in federal and state crimes. His experience includes suppression motion and probation violation hearings, jury trials, and criminal violation resolution.

401 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401


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