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Criminal Law Expert with 10+ Years of Proven Defense

For more than a decade, our Wilmington NC criminal defense lawyer at James F. Rutherford, Attorney at Law. has been providing high-quality, aggressive advocacy for criminal defendants all across North Carolina. He dedicates a significant portion of his practice defending clients accused of criminal charges, including felonies, misdemeanors, DWI, sex crimes, and more. No case is too large or too small.

Why Clients Trust James F. Rutherford:
  • He Cares About You.
  • Skilled with 10+ years of experience: James is a seasoned defense attorney with over 10 years of experience tackling a wide variety of tough cases, including DWI and sex crimes.
  • Personalized, hands-on counsel: James works directly with each client during the entire duration of their cases. He always goes the extra mile in order to ensure their needs are met.
  • Certified Specialist in Criminal Law: Only attorneys with extensive experience, accomplishments, and peer recognitions can gain certification as a specialist. James brings his proven expertise to each case under his care.
  • Super Lawyers named him a Rising Star: Only 2.5 percent of lawyers in each state receive this honor.
  • AV® Peer Review Rated: This rating is earned through rigorous evaluation by our legal peers for an attorney's legal ethics and abilities.
  • Certified in Field Sobriety Testing: A certified specialist receives in-depth training on how to property administer field sobriety tests, as well as the flaws and inaccuracies inherent in the testing process.

Call Our Wilmington NC Criminal Defense Attorney Today: (910) 595-1377

If you have been arrested, discuss your charges with our team. We can review your situation and provide you with our honest assessments on how to best move forward. James Rutherford is a criminal law specialist with the right experience, knowledge, and legal savvy to help you.

Call our office at (910) 595-1377‚Äč to request a FREE evaluation.

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