Raleigh Criminal Lawyers
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Criminal Defense Cases We Handle

Criminal defense lawyers for both federal and state cases in Raleigh, Wake County, Franklin County, and the surrounding areas. When you get arrested, our defense lawyers are on your side. Our lawyers find the most effective defense against a wide variety of criminal charges.




Federal Crimes

Domestic Violence

Gun Charges




About our Raleigh Criminal Defense Lawyers

Your criminal case, whether it is a felony or misdemeanor, is a serious matter. In addition to harsh direct consequences, these charges often have long term indirect consequences as well, such as registration on a public list or lengthy drivers’ license suspension.

Since the stakes are so high, your case is not the time for on-the-job training. At Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh, our attorneys have over a half century of combined experience. That includes many years in the Wake County District Attorney’s office. So, you have a legal team that’s tried thousands of criminal cases on your side. They not only know the substantive law, but the procedural rules as well. We also have a passion for criminal justice. That includes defending your Constitutional rights against government overreaches.


Our Raleigh Criminal Defense Lawyers Fight For You


What’s My Next Step?

At Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh, we make it easy to get our experienced lawyers on your side. We build a foundation for success through a very simple procedure:



At your free initial consultation, we usually do more listening than talking. We assess your situation, review your goals, and then lay out your legal options.



Citations, jail information, and other such paperwork is usually publicly available. But when you bring these documents to us, we can review them with you and use them as a basis to evaluate your case. So, you leave with answers to your questions and a clear sense of direction.



It really is that simple. We offer various convenient payment plans to help you pay for legal services. Furthermore, as your case progresses, we proactively communicate with you. That approach gives you a peace of mind you may not have thought possible at a time like this.

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Our Experience gets Results for you

No case is too big or too small for us, and we are not intimidated by anyone.

  • Former Wake County Assistant District Attorneys
  • Co-author of DWI Resources Manual for NC prosecutors
  • Defended thousands of cases
  • Ex-prosecutors who are recognized and respected by our peers
  • Combined 50 years of legal experience Tailored defense solutions to protect you

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Meet our Raleigh Criminal Lawyers

Former Wake County Prosecutors

William F. Finn Jr.

Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

In 1998, Bill was hand-picked by the elected District Attorney to join a state-wide panel of experts to write and edit the North Carolina Prosecutors Guide to DWIs.

Berryman J. Fitzhugh, III

Former Wake County Asst District Attorney

During his tenure at the District Attorney’s Office in Raleigh, Trey prosecuted felonies, misdemeanors, DWI cases, and other criminal offenses.

Andrew K. Sandman

Former Wake County Asst District Attorney

Mr. Sandman has served as the Chief Prosecutor for all of the misdemeanor courtrooms for Wake County.

awards & recognition

Better Business Bureau A plus rating
Legal Elite
Avvo Rated 10 Stars
Super Lawyers
Triangle Business Journal
BV Rated

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