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Our Criminal Defense Attorneys Get the Job Done

Criminal charges don’t go away with an apology. Once accused of committing a Federal or State offense, your reputation, even your life, is on the line. The legal battle starts on the spot; then you brace yourself for what tomorrow brings. To have a better chance at winning your case, a Hopler, Wilms, and Hanna criminal defense attorney are your best chance.


Getting a Driving While Impaired charge in North Carolina can come with a host of consequences from the loss of drivers license privileges to possible incarceration. In order to protect your driving privileges as well as your constitutional rights associated with this crime, contact us for zealous DWI advocacy. We can help you navigate the process and help you avoid or process the collateral consequences associated with a DWI charge.


Traffic citations range in severity but no matter the traffic citation, it carries the possibility of affecting your driving record as well as your insurance. From speeding to running a stoplight or getting in a motor vehicle accident, an attorney can help minimize your exposure and risk to additional points on your driving record or insurance.


The State of North Carolina takes domestic violence criminal charges very seriously. Due to their severity, you need a criminal defense attorney that will be able to take the time to analyze your case from the view of the State as well as the viewpoint of a defense attorney. With our experience working with domestic violence victims within a District Attorney’s office, our criminal defense attorneys have insight into the mindset or a prosecutor and how to adequately handle your criminal case.


Even what seems like a simple drug charge could prove to be detrimental to your everyday life and have significant collateral consequences. Having a criminal defense attorney who has experience handling your drug related charges could have a great impact on your criminal record. Depending on your past criminal record, having an experienced criminal defense attorney could result in a negotiated deferred prosecution or acceptance into a diversion program that could result in your charges being dismissed.


A conviction for theft or a related property crime can have serious consequences. The penalties for such conviction can range from jail time, supervised or unsupervised probation, to large fines. These crimes directly reflect your trustworthiness to those you may encounter in your everyday life, creating unfortunate collateral consequences with deep impacts. If you are facing a theft or property crime, contact one of our criminal defense attorneys could result in having your charges reduced or negotiating a dismissal with the District Attorney.


A criminal record has a long-lasting and life-altering impact. Depending on the nature of your criminal record and past history, you may be eligible to have your criminal record expunged if you meet certain requirements under North Carolina law. If you are experiencing hardship in being able to obtain employment or housing as a result of your criminal record, contacting us and having us determine your eligibility for expungement may allow you to start fresh with a clean criminal record.

Retain a Hopler, Wilms & Hanna Criminal Defense Attorney Today

When it comes to criminal law, some situations are too difficult to handle alone and require the insight of a criminal defense attorney. We are a trusted law firm with experience defending criminal cases for our clients in Federal, State, and Juvenile courts. Your best interest is ours as we handle your case thoroughly to pursue fair settlements, or eliminate the charges.

We Can Help You with Criminal Defense Matters

Fate won’t always be on your side when being accused of a crime. Winning or losing the legal battle often resides in the defense attorney that handles your case. The law firm of Hopler, Wilms & Hanna considers all criminal defense cases serious and urgent. We believe that anyone who is charged with a crime has the rights to protection and effectual defense.

Besides academic training, experience is our best teacher. Our team of criminal defense lawyers are board-certified and have an up-to-par understanding of the justice system. We use these key points so that our clients can have higher chance freedom or favorable ruling.

Our defense attorneys will represent you in Federal and State courts if you are charged with any of, but not limited to the following:

    • Personal Crimes
      • Battery / Assault
      • Domestic violence
      • False imprisonment
      • Kidnapping
      • Homicide (murder, manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter)
      • Rape
      • Statutory rape
      • Sexual assault
      • Other sex-related offenses
    • Statutory Crimes
      • DUI (Driving under influence)
      • Selling alcohol to minors
    • Inchoate Crimes
      • Conspiracy
      • Solicitation
      • Attempts
  • Property Crimes
    • Embezzlement
    • Arson
    • Theft
    • Robbery
    • Burglary
    • Forgery
  • Internet-related crimes
  • Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO)
  • White-collar crimes
  • Appeals
  • Post-conviction Relief

Depending on the charges you are facing, the courts can be unforgiving. This puts so much stress on you and your family as well not knowing what how justice will be served. The repercussions of even the minute accusations can be immense, and they may impact your life on all sides—personal, professional, financial.

We at Hopler, Wilms & Hanna offer help to those in need of a criminal defense attorney who knows the best approach based on the facts given. We will work with you tirelessly from start to finish, and we have your best interest in all our legal dealings that pertain to your case.

Our Criminal Defense Attorney Will Assist You with Traffic Violations, Misdemeanor, and Felony

A criminal defense attorney may not be necessary when your offense only goes as far as beating the red light, unless you injured, or worse, killed someone because of your negligence. Traffic violations are not trivial when it’s your driving record that is at stake. If you got into an accident or have been caught driving while intoxicated, a simple “Sorry” just won’t cut it.

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious accusation and would certainly affect your future, whether you are a minor or an adult. How do you avoid conviction? If convicted, how do you avoid a hefty fine, license suspension, or jail time?

Hopler, Wilms & Hanna’s seasoned criminal defense attorneys will come to your rescue as soon as you schedule a consultation. Our law firm deals with a range of traffic offenses, a misdemeanor, and felony, including:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Driving without valid license or insurance
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding or failure to reduce speed
  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to stop at red light or stop sign
  • Hit-and-run
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Repeat DUI or DWI conviction

Contact A Criminal Defense Attorney

Hiring the best criminal defense attorney is the best way to start dealing with your charges. Don’t put your life on hold too long. Sit down with one of our criminal defense attornies with whom you can address all legal matters as soon as possible. Contact our firm to schedule an appointment with the form below.

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