I am committed to providing zealous representation to those charged with criminal... more
I am committed to providing zealous representation to those charged with criminal offenses in the Raleigh area. I have experience as both an Assistant District Attorney and as a private practice Criminal Defense Attorney in Raleigh. I bring a unique understanding of both sides of the law and look forward to discussing your case.
William M. Hines, III received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas... more
William M. Hines, III received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston School of Law. Mr. Hines began his legal career as a Public Defender in Florida. Upon returning to Texas, Mr. Hines worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Travis County prosecuting for the State of Texas for five years. He then opened h... view profile
John Runfola is a highly experienced and effective criminal defense attorney. His... more
John Runfola is a highly experienced and effective criminal defense attorney. His cases have at times drawn international attention, and he has succeeded in winning favorable results for clients both at trial and through skillful pre-trial work. He is listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and has earned the highest rating from the national lawyer registry Martindale Hubbell. Prior to st... view profile
A violent crime occurs when a person uses (or threatens to use) violence to harm another person, including rape, assault, and murder. The penalties for violent crimes are stiff; conviction almost always carries substantial jail time. If you are accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney with experience defending others in that particular crime, one who will understand how to best defend you based on your facts and circumstances. Sometimes the government will offer a “plea bargain,” meaning they will drop or lower the charges if you agree to a lesser crime. A violent crime lawyer will be able to evaluate the government's case and the terms of the bargain to suggest how to proceed in your best interests.