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Personalized Representation from Elizabeth City to the Outer Banks.

If you are facing a serious traffic offense or criminal charge in northeast North Carolina, you need a legal specialist. Firm founder Danny Donahue is the region's only board certified specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law and he hopes to help you in your time of need. At Donahue Criminal Defense, we know the anxiety that criminal charges can cause in the life of an individual and we desire to help our clients resolve their cases in the best manner possible. We know you have questions -- we're here to help you through this.

We provide representation that is completely focused on our your needs and take a personalized approach to each unique case. Our firm's criminal defense attorney has the credentials and ability to handle even the most difficult cases. Because of his dedication to his clients and their cases, Mr. Donahue was recently selected by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers as a Premier 100 Trial Lawyer for North Carolina. Get your free consultation today!

Why You Should Retain Our Firm

A good lawyer might cost a lot, but a lousy one will cost you a lot more. If you are in need of local representation for Driving While Impaired (DWI), traffic or criminal matter, you will receive excellent assistance from Donahue Criminal Defense. Our dedicated criminal defense lawyer, Danny Donahue, was born and raised in northeast North Carolina practices criminal and traffic defense in this area to help friends, neighbors, and visitors in the region deal with their legal concerns. If you are facing a DWI, serious criminal matter, or a traffic violation, we'll make sure that you are prepared with every available resource. As a member of the National College of DUI Defense and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Mr. Donahue ensures that he has the latest defenses and techniques at his disposal to defend you. Our attorney will make every effort to meet with and defend you in any of the seven counties in our judicial district. We serve Dare (OBX), Currituck, Pasquotank (Elizabeth City), Camden, Perquimans, Gates, and Chowan.

Preparation includes applying a personal touch to each situation because all clients have a unique story. It is our goal to hear that story during a free case evaluation and use it as the foundation of the overall defense.

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We Pursue Best Possible Case Results!

Created as a boutique criminal law firm, we seek to offer personalized and focused representation throughout each stage of your case. Our purpose as a law firm is to help clients with their criminal case, from DWI to theft crimes, with old-fashioned hard work and a personal level of assistance.

Attorney Danny Donahue made the decision to practice law and focus on criminal defense at a very young age. Then, in his teens, he got to see what the backseat of a cop car looked like firsthand. With this experience and level of dedication, he approaches his client's cases in pursuit of the best possible outcome in their matter. Everyone makes mistakes and our firm's attorney is here to give them the second chance they deserve. We aim to treat our clients in the way that we would want to be treated from a law firm.

Even the most cautious and responsible individual can find themselves charged with a DWI for a simple mistake. In all cases, we offer a number of resources to adamantly pursue a reduction or dismissal of their charges.

You Will Always Work Directly With Attorney Donahue

One of our strongest tools is that we work directly with the client. We ensure that all calls are returned and all questions are answered in a timely fashion. Once our services are retained, Attorney Donahue personally maintains contact with each client.

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When you see blue, demand Donahue!

When you see the blue flashing lights of a police vehicle and are arrested for or questioned about a crime, you need to retain a lawyer as quickly as possible. As you look for an attorney to handle your drug crime, sex crime, or another criminal case, there is no reason to look further than your local Elizabeth City criminal defense lawyer from our firm. As a boutique law firm, we will handle your case a unique manner. Some individuals want to be involved in every choice and others want to have minimal input in the case. In either circumstance, you will receive what you wish because we allow our clients to choose their level of involvement.

Our clients are at the center of the representation we offer. With our focus on the individual or family we serve, we can devote ourselves to the clients' needs to ensure that they are met. With a focus on criminal and traffic violation defense, we are also able to stay on top of the changes in the law. Using our personalized approach and knowledge of the legal circumstances involved, our firm's clients can achieve the most favorable outcome. Contact Donahue Criminal Defense today for guidance from our devoted attorney.

Our firm proudly serves clients in Pasquotank County (Elizabeth City), Camden County, Currituck County, Dare County (OBX), Gates County, Chowan County (Edenton) and Perquimans County (Town of Hertford)!

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Donahue Law Firm, PLLC - Elizabeth City Criminal Defense Attorney
Located at 205 N Water St, Suite 1 Elizabeth City, NC 27909. View Map
Phone: (252) 733-0783 | Fax: (252) 366-8121
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