Wilmington, NC Criminal Defense Attorney

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Are you facing criminal charges? If so, then you are now inside the criminal justice system: a complex legal arena where the resources of the government are all leveled against you. In this time when your reputation, rights, and freedoms are at stake, you need a tough, skilled legal advocate who can even the playing field. With James F. Rutherford, Attorney at Law, P.A., you can expect the powerhouse, results-driven advocacy that you deserve.

Why Choose Our Wilmington Criminal Lawyer?

  • He truly cares for clients
  • 10+ years of proven legal experience
  • Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
  • Super Lawyers® named him a Rising Star
  • Top-rating for ethical standards and legal talent (AV® rating)
  • 5-star reviews from our clients

What does it mean to work with a certified specialist? It means that you have a certified expert on your side, someone who has gone above and beyond in their training to take high-level courses, who is backed by significant peer reviews and criminal law experience, and who has passed a rigorous exam. After achieving this rare certification, Attorney Rutherford continues to stay on the cutting edge of criminal defense, maintaining the elite qualifications it takes to remain a certified Criminal Law Specialist. Find out how expert defense can help you defend your liberty and future!

Schedule your free initial consultation online or call (910) 595-1377​ today!

Criminal Charges That We Fight

Our Wilmington NC defense firm takes cases that include and aren’t limited to:

When you have a specialist in your corner, no charge is too complex. We strive to get your charges reduced or dismissed, or win your case outright in a trial. Whatever turns your case takes, our Wilmington criminal defense lawyer is armed with the exceptional tenacity, experience, and insights to achieve victory. Don’t hesitate to find out how we can battle for your every legal right.

Call (910) 595-1377 or request your free case review to discover your defenses!

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