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The North Carolina court system is busy. . .really busy.  Raleigh criminal defense lawyers like John Fanney spend a tremendous amount of time working through scheduling issues.

Part of legal representation as a defense lawyer is explaining to clients a simple, hard fact.  We do NOT control the docket.  The State of North Carolina does.  They get to call cases when they want to call cases – John Fanney

It doesn’t matter felony vs. misdemeanor or Superior Criminal Court or District Court, the State through the Wake County District Attorney’s Office wields an incredibly powerful tool.  Control of the calendar, choosing which criminal defense charge to call and when is a tremendous tactical advantage.


What is the difference between a fine and restitution in a criminal case?

Criminal charges in Wake County NC often involve things like:

  • Costs of Court


How do you defend criminal charges?

John Fanney Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer in Raleigh NC

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Preparing a strategy, first I like to look at the big picture. I want to understand the facts.


What are my legal rights?  What can happen?  Do I need a lawyer for an interlock hearing?

You’re about to go into a hearing where the person who prosecutes this case is the same person who decides what happens to you, the DMV hearing officer – John Fanney

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