Parrott Law PLLC handles all manner of state criminal defense cases in Raleigh, NC. Whether you have been accused of a DWI, violent crimes, sex offenses or white collar crimes such as embezzlement, our team has the experience needed to represent you.
Our practice provides clients with effective legal service committed to resolving our client’s criminal charges efficiently, all while protecting their legal rights and providing reliable legal counsel. In all of our criminal defense cases, we will work to protect and preserve the freedom and reputation of our clients.
Parrott Law PLLC represents clients in need of representation for drug offenses, DWI/DWLR, conspiracy, traffic tickets, embezzlement or assault charges.
Parrott Law PLLC defends clients when charged with felony and misdemeanor drug charges. We will examine all the evidence to have your charges dismissed or reduced, always keeping your best interests in mind. Our advice is always based on providing you with a passionate legal defense that minimizes the fallout and damage of a North Carolina drug charge.
If you are arrested for drug related charges, the penalties you will face often depend on the amount of the drug in your possession and what you intended to do with it. In North Carolina, incarceration, fines, community service, and drug classes are all penalties associated with drug offenses. Individuals who possess small amounts for personal use usually face more lenient penalties than those with large amounts or those who intend to distribute. Additionally, possessing drug paraphernalia and distribution supplies such as measuring equipment or extra baggies may be used as evidence of your intent to sell.
While marijuana remains illegal at the federal level, it has been decriminalized to some extent in North Carolina. Marijuana is classified as a schedule VI substance in NC, which is the lowest in severity of all controlled substances. Possession of less than a half-ounce is treated as a Class III misdemeanor without the possibility of immediate incarceration. Furthermore, first time offenders have options available to them which allow for the dismissal of certain drug charges as well as expungement of their record.
If you have been charged with simple possession, possession with intent to distribute, or trafficking of marijuana, cocaine, crack, heroin, methamphetamine, MDMA, LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, prescription drugs, or any other illicit substance, the legal team at Parrott Law PLLC will fight to have the charges against you dismissed or reduced.
Our team defends clients accused of driving while impaired (DWI), which is synonymous with the charge of driving under the influence (DUI). A DWI charge in North Carolina has the potential to dramatically alter your life and impact your personal freedom. Due in part to the prevalence of DWI charges, DWI law has become one of the most complex areas of criminal trial practice. At Parrott Law, we make a point to stay abreast of changes to DWI law, so that we not only know the current state of the law, but can also anticipate where it’s going. When you are charged with a DWI, you need a committed legal team that understands the law inside and out, and will relentlessly advocate on your behalf.
DWI convictions may lead to license suspension or revocation, fines, jail time, community service, and/or higher car insurance rates. Depending on your case, you may also be asked to enroll in an alcohol safety school or submit to a substance abuse assessment program as part of a plea deal. Additionally, defendants run the risk of being stained with probation or a permanent criminal record.
Unlike many law firms, we think beyond “wins” and “losses,” taking a client-centric approach to developing case strategies and designating desired outcomes that places the client’s needs above all else. We understand the devastating effect that the loss of driving privileges, for example, can have on a client’s ability to work and take care of her family. Therefore, we attempt to secure limited driving privileges for clients facing license revocation or suspension so that they may continue to drive to and from work, school, or other destinations needed while their driving privileges are suspended. Once we’ve minimized the impact on your day to day life, Parrott Law PLLC works to optimize your ultimate case outcome, by having the charges dismissed or reduced.
DWLR is the charge you will receive if you have been caught driving with a revoked or suspended license. If you are charged with driving with a revoked license (DWLR), you need a DWLR defense attorney who will defend your legal rights. Regardless of why your license was suspended, our team will do everything possible to have your charges reduced or dismissed.
Conspiracy is a sweeping term for a category of crimes in which multiple actors come together to engage in criminal activity. The key elements of conspiracy include an agreement to commit a criminal act and an act in furtherance of the conspiracy. If you have been charged with conspiring to commit a crime such as a drug conspiracy, you need a North Carolina attorney who is relentlessly committed to defending you. Choosing a North Carolina lawyer committed to having your charges reduced or dismissed is critically important for determining your personal freedom and future. At Parrott Law PLLC, we will defend your rights if you have been charged with a conspiracy.
Traffic ticket practice is a surprisingly complex topic in NC. While paying the ticket or fighting the case yourself may save legal fees, it might end up costing you in the long run. In order to develop a well-reasoned approach to handling speeding tickets, moving violations, and other traffic infractions, we consider the availability of a prayer for judgment continued (PJC), the effect a guilty plea would have on your insurance premiums, as well as the number of points it would add to your driver’s license. It is vitally important to consider your driving record when accounting for these variables, and even then, the outcome of your case will likely depend on the deal the prosecutor is willing to make. At Parrott Law, we work with the prosecutor’s office to ensure you get a deal which is fair and minimizes both the number of points on your license and your insurance premiums. If you have been charged with speeding or other traffic ticket violations in Wake County, the team at Parrott Law PLLC will help you resolve your case and move on with your life.