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Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Donahue Law is a boutique law firm that helps clients in the areas of criminal and traffic violation defense. We are a client-centered and responsive firm that seeks to meet the needs of each individual. At Donahue Law, we do not dabble in other areas of law; rather, we focus on criminal and traffic matters so we can remain on top of changing laws.

With a strong degree of focus on defense, we are able to provide our clients with the assistance they require. When we commit to our clients' cases, we dedicate ourselves to pursuing the best possible outcome. Our criminal defense lawyer is dedicated to ensuring that our clients have the greatest chance at a successful case result. We offer our defensive skills to the following types of cases:


Are you facing a driving while intoxicated (DWI) offense in North Carolina? Penalties for this offense are divided into five different levels, with distinct factors for each offense. You can be charged with a DWI for a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08% or higher.

Drug Crimes

State and federal laws prohibit the manufacture, distribution, or possession of a controlled substance. Drug crime offenses are harsh and require the defense of an aggressive lawyer. You can be charged with either a misdemeanor or felony drug crime depending on the type of drug, amount of drug, and circumstances concerning the offense.

Juvenile Crimes

Juvenile crime pertains to the actions of individuals under the age of 18. Juveniles are defendants who have not reached adulthood. Rather than focusing on punishment, the focus is on rehabilitation of the minor.

Probation Violations

If you are charged with violating your probation, you can face severe consequences such as an active jail sentence that was previously suspended. Probation violations result from failure to pass a urine test, failure to pay required fines, missed probation officer meeting, or commission of a new crime.

Sex Crimes

Have you been accused of committing a sex crime? North Carolina's sex offenses include forcible rape, statutory rape, sexual activity with a student, and sexual activity by a substitute parent / custodian. For conviction of a sex crime, you could face mandatory sex offender registration.

Theft Crimes

Charges for theft crimes can result in a wide range of penalties. The severity of the penalty will depend on the nature of the offense, the value of the property stolen, and if the defendant has a previous criminal record. You can either be charged with a misdemeanor or felony depending on the circumstances.

Traffic Crimes

Traffic crimes include speeding, driving while license revoked (DWLR), and more. North Carolina has set fine amounts for moving violations that do not require court appearances.

Defending the Rights of Clients in Camden and Pasquotank Counties

As you face a charge for a criminal offense or a traffic violation, you can place your case in the hands of our devoted and knowledgeable Elizabeth City criminal defense attorney. Our firm's philosophy is to treat our clients in the way that we would want to be treated. We know that criminal charges make individuals anxious and fearful of the unknown. We are available to fulfill the individual needs of our clients with a personal touch. From start to finish, we will be by your side. Contact us today for legal counsel and answers!

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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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