5.0 stars 36 totalReview James Blanton
Posted by Gary Smith
Mr. Blanton was remarkably able to get my seemingly indisputable DWI dismissed. In NC, this is a huge task and practically unheard of! I had almost every possible thing working against me and he still found an issue that made my arrest unwarranted. He is very easy to talk to and makes it clear how he plans to proceed as well as making sure you're aware of your options. I would HIGHLY recommend his services for any of your legal needs. Honor this veteran and let him help your worries go away. You won't regret it. I will never be able to thank him enough for keeping my life from turning into shambles.
Posted by Jimmy
After being charged with DUI in New Hanover Co Mr. Blanton was referred to me. From the start I felt comfortable that I was receiving the best legal defense possible. He always responded to emails promptly. In the court room he wouldn't take "no" for an answer and fought tooth and nail to achieve the best result for me. His experience in prosecution gave him and edge that other lawyers wouldn't have. The outcome of my case was better than I could have imagined. I would strongly recommend him to anyone. Best lawyer I've ever hired.
Posted by Dave
James is an outstanding lawyer, great communicator, and good person. We had a very complicated case in NC and we live out-of-state. James knew the applicable area of law very well and he obviously has a lot of criminal defense experience. He explained very clearly the possible legal routes we could take and the range of likely outcomes.
He communicated very effectively and efficiently via meeting, phone, email, and text in a timely manner.
He knew the process very well (plea bargain, courtroom, probation, etc) and knew the offices and people involved in these processes.
In the end, James was able to negotiate a better outcome than we were expecting. He confidently worked with us through the courtroom and processes afterwards.
He explained his fees up front and the costs were inside of the original estimated amount.
Highly recommended !
Posted by Chris
I was charged with assault for something very petty- simply pushing someone out of my personal space when the other man was swearing at me and becoming confrontational. I needed a lawyer, as I know nothing about defense law. I called around, and James was the only lawyer who 1) took the time to call back in the same day and 2) spoke to me openly and gave me great advice before I even hired him. Upon hiring him, James was prompt in his responses to my calls and emails, and he took the time to get to know me so he could provide the best defense for me. James even spoke to friends and co-workers far before any court date to get a sense of my overall character. In the end, everything was dismissed. I am 100% positive that it was because of James' hard work on my behalf, and his willingness to go to bat for me to the DA that helped my case. I couldn't be happier with James' professionalism, his commitment to understanding me, and his thoroughness in the case. James is absolutely a great lawyer.
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Got charged for DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) and Driving After Consuming under 21. I was supposed to lose my license for a year since i was arrested for drinking and driving under 18. Yet James Blanton was able to get the DWI charge dropped. I was found NOT guilty of a DWI charge, and paid a fraction of the court fees because of it, and was able to keep my license because the Jude entered a Prayer for better judgement call to my case. Best possible outcome EVER. Blanton knows what he is doing and is clearly very good at it!!!
Posted by James
Please call James if you know you are being charged wrongfully. Mr. Banton is the kind of person that can see the truth and will work hard to make sure you receive a just trial and fair outcome. I can not express enough how impressed I was with his dedication and drive to make things right on my behalf. He truly is the best in Wilmington and if you want the best then set up a consultation with Mr James Blanton! Good fortune to you all!
Posted by Shannon
I hired James Blanton to help me with my case, which included the charges of DWI and Careless/Reckless Driving. My circumstances were quite complicated, but Mr. Blanton was able to sort through it and my DWI was dismissed. Throughout the process, he was very helpful and was available to answer all questions in a timely manner. This was my first time in a tough legal situation, but Mr. Blanton was very good about explaining things to me as they happened and offered sound advice when explaining my options. I would highly recommend Mr. Blanton to others. With the dismissal of my DWI, I am definitely satisfied with the outcome.
Posted by Kathy
Our recent case was handled in a professional and personal manner. From the initial consultation through the trial process, James was honest, thorough and personable. Each consultation was informative, as well as a friendly chat. He responded to all of our questions, addressed all of our concerns, and answered emails in a timely fashion. The end result was a best case scenario -- case dismissed. His legal expertise and sound advice, the firm's respected position, and the friendly staff all afforded us a sense of relief and confidence the matter was in the right hands. I would certainly recommend James Blanton to family and friends.
Posted by Sally
James handled a Dwi case for me. He was very professional, easy to work with, kept me up to date, and gave great advice. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Carla
James recently completed a personal injury case for me. He was always very professional, communicated regularly with me on the status of the case. He also took the time to give me options but also gave me very good advice so that I could make the decision based on my individual circumstances. I would and will recommend him highly to anybody that needs a good attorney.