Charged with DWI, drugs possession assaults or a traffic ticket? Let 16 years of experience help youFormer Wake County Prosecutor with 16 years of experience defending clients in Wake County.Recently responsible for the dismissal of 100 DWIs. Former DA, co-author of the DWI Resource Manual.Responsible for the dismissal of over 70 traffic tickets. Working to eliminate rate increases.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyers in North Carolina||The Legal Network||2015|
|10 Best Client Satisfaction||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2015|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina||2014|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina||2011|
|Partner||Sandman Finn and Fitzhugh||2003 - Present|
|Assistant District Attorney||Wake County District Attorney's Office||2000 - 2003|
|Assistant District Attorney||Durham County District Attorney's Office||1999 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Carolina Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National DWI Defense College||Member||2007 - 2008|
|State v. M.W.||case dismissed|
|State v. W.P.||Dismissed|
|State v . A.S.||case dismissed|
|See all legal cases|
|NC Conference of DA's||DWI Resource Manual for NC Prosecutors||1999|
|Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|North Carolina State University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Trying a DWI case in Superior Court||Blood and breath issues in Superior Court||2016|
|Campbell Law School||DWI||2014|
Posted by Daniel
Thank you for everything you did for my case. Where my case seemed to be an "Open and Shut" guilty case, Bill listened to the circumstance and developed a plan of attack. His willingness to assist was beyond appreciated!
Posted by Matt
I recently had a lengthy, and pretty serious court case for a number of months. After being charged for a DWI, I hired William Finn as my attorney to help me through the legal process. From day one I knew he was going to be personally invested in my case. Not only was he straightforward and honest about the seriousness of my charge, but also in how he was going to help me in any way that he could. He kept me in the loop about what his plan would be so I wasn't ever guessing what would take place on the day we would be in the courtroom. I can assure you that if there ever is a need on my end again for representation, Mr.Finn will be the very first person that I contact from here on out.
Matthew Davenport, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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.
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse Mr. Finn as one of the best criminal defense attorneys in our community. As a former prosecutor with nine years of criminal trial experience, I had the opportunity to work directly with Mr. Finn in both District and Superior Courts. While always focusing on his client’s best interest and working zealously to achieve the best outcome, he consistently maintained a level of professionalism that encouraged not only productive plea negotiations, but also excellent working relationships with prosecutors, judges and all other court personnel. He has earned the respect of his peers and has built a solid reputation for honesty and integrity.
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