Aggressive Criminal Defense in Raleigh, North Carolina

Deputy serving a search warrant on a former client.
A criminal accusation can be a life-changing event. The consequences of a conviction are long-ranging and potentially devastating. We can help. If you or a loved one is suspected or accused of committing a crime, give us a call to discuss the situation. If you hire us, a single attorney will be responsible for every aspect of your case. We have experience defending charges from misdemeanor cannabis possession to violent assaults, and have a particular passion for defending cases involving individual privacy rights and the right to defend self or family through use of reasonable force. 
We offer free consultations for pending Wake County criminal matters. To schedule a consultation call 919-828-1456 or fill out the contact form in the sidebar. 
Visit these pages for additional information on specific topics related to North Carolina criminal defense (this list is a work in progress and is not representative of all the types of criminal allegations we defend):

Wake County First Appearances

North Carolina Marijuana* Charges 

Felony Larceny by Removing Anti-Security Device

Obtaining Property by False Pretenses



Larceny and Shoplifting 

Constructive Possession 

Wake County Felony Probation Violations

Felony Larceny from a Merchant

Communicating Threats 

Damage to Real Property


Experienced and Successful

Edelstein & Payne has been dedicated to individual and workers' rights for over 30 years. Our attorneys have consistently been named on best lawyer and superlawyer lists, and have received numerous awards and recognitions for community contributions.

Dedicated to North Carolina Communities

With nearly 80 years of combined experience serving the working people of North Carolina, the lawyers at Edelstein & Payne have proven their dedication to justice for all people.