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Raleigh Criminal Defense Lawyer

Fanney Law Office provides legal services to clients in the Raleigh area and surrounding cities facing DWI or criminal charges. With over 30 years of experience in a broad range of practice areas, you can be assured of having an attorney on your side who is knowledgeable about the system, current regulations and laws, and all of the options available for your situation.

DWI Defense

A Driving While Impaired (DWI) charge may be the single most important legal matter you will ever face. DWI is a SERIOUS charge with SERIOUS consequences. You need a lawyer who can provide you with a SERIOUS defense.

Receiving a Driving While Impaired (DWI) charge can dramatically change your life. It can impact you by taking away your driver's license and the means to get to work or school. It can alter or impair your ability to get a job or meet other obligations. This charge is one that will be on your record for others to see. You need an attorney with experience in handling DWI cases who will provide a strong defense based on research and a thorough investigation into your situation. Fanney Law Office provides a strong defense for those charged with the serious offense of DWI. The office will conduct a thorough investigation into the case to ensure everything was handled correctly. John K. Fanney will utilize all of his resources to mount a solid defense for you. He will ensure the letter of the law was followed from the moment you were stopped until you were arrested. With his strong background in handling DWI, John will recommend the optimal solution for your situation, which may mean pleading not guilty or negotiating for a lesser charge.

Alcohol Offenses

Driving While Impaired is not the only charge involving alcohol you may be involved in. Other offenses include:

  • Underage possession or consumption
  • Open container
  • Aid and abet underage purchase or possession of alcohol
  • Underage drinking and driving

A conviction on an alcohol-related charge can drastically alter your life. Fanney Law Office, PLLC can help build a strong defense on your behalf. John will review your case, conduct a complete investigation into the charges and help you determine whether to plead not guilty or negotiate for a lesser charge. He understands the implications and the practical aspects of underage drinking as well as serving those who are underage. John works to ensure that one mistake doesn't haunt you for years or impact your future. He will fight for your best interests.

Death by Vehicle

An auto accident can happen in an instant. Many times, it brings with it lifelong consequences, including a fatality. If you were responsible for an accident that led to a death, you may be charged with a crime. These charges may include the following:

  • DWI Death
  • Felony Death by Vehicle
  • Murder
  • Voluntary or Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanor Death by Vehicle
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury

Each of these charges carries a stiff penalty, and based on the situation, you may even have to endure jail time for a conviction of some of these charges. Fanney Law Office, PLLC will represent you and present a strong defense on your behalf. Any of these charges can impact your future, and a criminal conviction can prevent you from realizing your full potential and make life difficult in many ways. You need an attorney to represent you, one who will build a solid case and advise you on the best direction to go. Raleigh criminal defense attorney John K. Fanney will put his 30 years of experience to work for you in what could be the worst situation of your life.

Larceny and Fraud

Fanney Law Office, PLLC will represent you in cases where you have been charged with a financial crime. John knows that good people make bad decisions when it comes to finances. He will work with you to build a solid case and to determine how best to proceed to avoid the maximum repercussions for this kind of crime. John represents clients with the following charges:

  • Larceny
  • Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Failure to Pay or File North Carolina Income Taxes
  • Theft of Government Property
  • Medicaid Fraud
  • Other theft offenses

Many times, these charges can be resolved without the person doing any jail time, and in some instances, no conviction. John will work to resolve the charge by advising you on your best course of action so that you can move forward with your life.

Federal Offenses

Most crimes a person will be charged with are state crimes and are handled in state courts. However, certain crimes and situations compel them to be labeled as federal offenses, which means they are tried in federal courts.

If you have been indicted for a federal offense, you want a Raleigh criminal defense lawyer who understands the federal process. You need someone who is familiar with the federal court system and can build a solid defense on your behalf. Offenses that Fanney Law Office, PLLC will provide representation for include the following:

  • Drug Offenses
  • Firearm Offenses
  • Fraud
  • Theft of Government Property
  • Pre-indictment Negotiations
  • Grand Jury Proceedings

Federal crimes are much more serious and can result in harsher penalties than state crimes. This may include steep fines and longer jail terms. The average person is not familiar with the federal court system and may feel unprepared and intimidated. Working with an attorney like John K. Fanney who has years of experience and has represented numerous cases in federal courts ensures you have someone on your side who can mount a solid defense.

Sex Offenses

Being charged for a sexual offense can impact your life forever. It can limit your job options and even dictate where you live. You may be required to register as a sex offender, which will further hurt your chances for a normal life. Fanney Law Office, PLLC represents those accused of the following crimes:

  • Rape
  • Indecent Liberties with a Minor
  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Secret Peeping
  • Sexual Exploitation of Minors

A person can be charged for many reasons, such as a misunderstanding or for revenge. They may have a serious problem that needs dealt with. John recognizes the seriousness of these charges and how a conviction can affect you. To deal with these charges, you need an attorney who is experienced in representing clients with sex offenses. An experienced attorney can build a strong defense or negotiate for a reduction in charges. This can change the outcome and prevent criminal charges from going on your record. They can also reduce your sentence to time served or other reductions which enables you to move forward with your life.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can happen to anyone. A heated argument can escalate into physical violence. Tempers flare until someone snaps and does something they regret. In other situations, it is an ongoing problem which involves multiple calls. Fanney Law Office, PLLC represents those who have been falsely accused of domestic violence as well as those who have let things get out of control. Fanney Law Office, PLLC provides representation for those who have been charged with domestic violence. John's years of experience helps them get the best results for their situation.

Traffic Offenses

A traffic violation often happens when you least expect it, whether you are speeding down the highway or you fail to come to a complete stop at a stop sign. Depending on the offense, it can impact you for several years with points on your driving record or a revoked license. Many times, your insurance rates increase, and you can even go to jail. You need an attorney to represent you who has experience with traffic offenses. Fanney Law Office, PLLC will build a case on your behalf to prove you are not guilty or to ensure you receive the lightest penalty possible. Whether you have been charged with speeding, failure to move over, driving with a revoked license or any one of numerous traffic violations, you need a lawyer to represent you in court. Don't try to fight the battle on your own when you can have John K. Fanney stand with you. No matter what situation you find yourself or a loved one in, you need an experienced lawyer to represent you. Someone who cares about you and will fight for you. If you are in need of legal representation for any of the above listed offenses, contact Fanney Law Office, PLLC today. Give us a call at (919) 617-7009.

Drug Offenses

Being caught with an illegal substance in your possession or even the tools to use or manufacture such a substance can result in a drug charge against you. This has the potential to impact your life in many ways if you are convicted.

The Fanney Law Office, PLLC offers its services as legal counsel for those who have been charged with drug offenses. With more than 30 years of practice, John K. Fanney has represented countless clients who have been charged with some kind of drug offense. He represents people with drug charges that include the following:

  • Possession of Drugs
  • PWISD Drugs
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Possession of Precursor Chemicals
  • Maintaining a Dwelling or Vehicle
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Manufacturing Marijuana
  • Manufacturing other Controlled Substances

Whether you have been accused of using, selling or manufacturing drugs, John can provide a solid defense for your situation. He understands the implications this offense can have on the rest of your life. A drug charge can make it difficult to find a job or a place to live. John understands that one mistake should not determine the course of the rest of your life. He will work tirelessly to build a strong case for you to achieve the best possible results for the situation. He will review the procedures used to file a charge against you and ensure the law was followed in all instances. Once he has conducted a thorough investigation, he will offer sound legal counsel on the best way to proceed for your situation.

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