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William F. Finn Jr.

About me

If the police have spoken to you, you need to speak to me.  Former Wake County Felony Prosecutor.  Tough, dedicatated and available at 919-845-6688 for a free same day consulation.  Call me and lets talk about your case and let my 16 years of experience help you. 


Let me walk with you through your criminal case. Whether its a drug charge, DWI, assault or domestic violence charge with my knowledge of the law and the relevant statutes I may be able to help you avoid a conviction or reduce your penalty and avoid supervised probation.  If your case is dismissed or you are found not guilty we may be able to expunge your record and we never charge additionally for that service. 


If driving is the issue we can walk through your drivning record and in most cases I can tell you what steps need to be taken to get you back on the road.


As a misdemeanor prosecutor I was assigned to oversee the domestic violence unit and misdemeanor appeals.  Upon my promotion to a felony prosecutor I tried numerous case including murder and armed robbery.


I left the Wake County District Attorney's Office over 12 years ago and I have concentrated my practice to just Wake County to be able to give my clients the best possible representation.


I have over 15 years of experience of handling criminal case in Wake County and chances are I have successfully dealt with a case similar to yours.

Unlike many local firms I dont spread myself thin by constantly commuting to surrounding counties.  All of my time is spent in Wake County handling Wake County cases.


You can also be rest assured that your case will never be handed off to an associate or less experienced attorney.  Too often the attorney you meet with is not the one who shows up in court, that never happens at Sandman Finn and Fitzhugh, you get the attorney you hired. 


Personally I recently celebrated my 20 year wedding anniversary and I am the proud parent of two children.  In my spare time I have run 5 full marathons and 12 1/2 marathons and two Tough Mudders.  I have been a member of the crossift community for close to 4 years and chances are I have finised my workout before most other  attorneys have gotten out of bed.


Your case is important and you need someone who will take on your case the same way they attack every day.  Call me at 919-845-6688 for a free consultation and lets take a few minutes to take about your case.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    16 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    16 years
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 20%
    16 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Travis Ashley Newton

    I endorse William as a great dui & criminal attorney.


    Travis Newton DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Matthew James Davenport

    I have known Bill since I was a young attorney and he was a Raleigh prosecutor, some fifteen years ago, where he not only effectively prosecuted most of the offices DWI cases, but he co-wrote a statewide DA's trial manual. For over a decade now, Bill has employed that advocacy and attention to detail in defending drivers charged with DWI and individuals charged with all types of crimes, from drug sales and white-collar crimes all the way down to speeding tickets. I have attended trial lawyer seminars where he has taught me and many others his own effective defense strategies. Bill will go the extra mile for clients and always gets the best outcome. As a fellow attorney who sees Bill's advocacy, I can't recommend Bill highly enough.


    Matthew Davenport Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info


7101 Creedmoor Road
Suite 122
Raleigh, NC, 27613-1684


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers in North CarolinaThe Legal Network2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
10 Best Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Legal EliteBusiness North Carolina2014
Legal EliteBusiness North Carolina2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSandman Finn and Fitzhugh2003 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyWake County District Attorney's Office2000 - 2003
Assistant District AttorneyDurham County District Attorney's Office1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
National DWI Defense CollegeMember2007 - 2008
North Carolina Bar AssociationMemberN/A
North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v . dismissed
State v. W.P.Dismissed
State v. M.S.dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
NC Conference of DA'sDWI Resource Manual for NC Prosecutors1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
North Carolina State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Campbell Law SchoolDWI2014