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.
A good lawyer represents clients; a great lawyer fights for people. With nearly 20... more
A good lawyer represents clients; a great lawyer fights for people. With nearly 20 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney, Mike Klinkosum has fought for thousands of people; from those charged with minor infractions to those charged with capital murder. Mike's philosophy is that everyone who stands accused of a crime deserves to have a lawyer who will wage war to protect them. ... view profile
Seth is a graduate of Tufts University and Duke Law School. He also holds a Master's... more
Seth is a graduate of Tufts University and Duke Law School. He also holds a Master's Degree from the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy Studies. Seth is an experienced trial attorney who is licensed and has tried cases in both North Carolina State and Federal Courts. He regularly teaches other lawyers in advanced trial techniques. Seth is an Adjunct Professor of Law at University of North... view profile
Damon Chetson is a criminal lawyer in Raleigh who helps people charged with serious... more
Damon Chetson is a criminal lawyer in Raleigh who helps people charged with serious felonies, misdemeanors, and drunk driving (DWI) charges in Raleigh, Cary, Apex and other parts of Wake County and the Research Triangle. He represents people charged in both the state and federal courts in North Carolina. Mr. Chetson is an aggressive lawyer who, in a previous career, was a Vice President of a l... view profile
I believe very strongly in the concept of liberty and the freedoms granted to each... more
I believe very strongly in the concept of liberty and the freedoms granted to each of us by the Constitution. I consider the Courthouse to be the front lines of the battleground for our liberty and I'm proud to be a leader and a soldier on that front line. My experience as a law student, including law journal editor, judicial externship and focused studies, built a solid foundation for my law... view profile
Steven devotes his practice to defending the accused in all felonies, misdemeanors,... more
Steven devotes his practice to defending the accused in all felonies, misdemeanors, DWI’s, and traffic violations. Before joining Cranfill, Sumner, & Hartzog, Steven had spent the bulk of his career as a Wake County Assistant District attorney and is experienced in all aspects of the criminal justice system in North Carolina state courts. He has represented the State in dozens of jury tria... view profile
A Raleigh native, Jeff earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from... more
A Raleigh native, Jeff earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from North Carolina State University in 1986. He earned his law degree from Campbell University School of Law in 1989 where his article “Battered Spouse Syndrome” was published in the Campbell Law Review. Jeff is an experienced Raleigh criminal lawyer. For other law specialties, see our practice area pages: Persona... 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.