We are now helping clients with Criminal Defense cases.

Need help with a traffic violation or other Criminal Defense matter?
Use the form below to get more information.

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.


  • Speeding
  • Reckless Driving
  • DWLR – Driving While License Revoked
  • Expired registration/insurance
  • Tickets associated with car accidents
  • Driving while Intoxicated
  • Driving after consuming under 21



  • Domestic violence charges (Assault on a female, Simple assault, Domestic violence protection order violations, communicating threats)
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Larceny/Shoplifting
  • Assault on a government official
  • Resisting public officer
  • Trespassing
  • Injury to Real Property
  • Underage Drinking
  • Hit and Run
  • Public Intoxication


FELONIES (mainly H & I felonies):

  • Felony drug charges (Possession and Possession with Intent to Distribute/Sell)
  • Felony Obtaining Property by False Pretenses
  • Felony Larceny
  • Felony Forgery

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.

Request an Appointment

Use the form below to contact us about your situation, ask a question, or learn more about how Hopler, Wilms, & Hanna can respond effectively and promptly to your business or personal legal needs.
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As North Carolina Attorneys, we serve people and businesses all over the State of North Carolina with assistance on a variety of legal issues.


(919) 244-2019

2216 S. Miami Blvd., Suite 101 Durham, North Carolina 27703


(919) 292-1274

1680 S Horner Blvd. Suite A Sanford, North Carolina 27330


(919) 244-2019

2216 S. Miami Blvd., Suite 101
Durham, North Carolina 27703


(919) 292-1274

1680 S Horner Blvd. Suite A

Sanford, North Carolina 27330

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