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Durham Criminal Defense Lawyer

Committed to fighting for your rights.

Hiltzheimer Law Office brings more than 15 years of litigation experience to a law firm committed to the rights of individuals. If you’ve been charged with a DWI, a drug charge, assault, larceny, sex crimes, or first-degree murder, we have the experience, skill, and determination to fight for your rights. We represent individuals across the state of North Carolina in both state and federal courts.

Whatever your case and whatever your life situation, our dedicated criminal defense attorneys will work hard to achieve the result you are seeking, and we will be at your side to fight for you at every step of the way — both in and out of court. We have the experience you need and a track record of proven results.

Please don’t hesitate to contact a criminal lawyer online, or by phone at (919) 899-9404. A lawyer would be happy to talk with you by phone, or in-person at our Raleigh or Durham office, for a free consultation regarding your case.

15 years of experience

60+ 5-star reviews

100% criminal defense

Client Testimonial

Don’t even bother wasting your time looking any further; Ben is the guy that you want for your case! He is a BEAST in the court room and will fight for you to have the outcome that you want and hope for. Ben took on a case for me and literally only had a day to prepare; you would have thought he had been preparing for this case for months. He listens and he cares about his clients! Truly. He is very responsive and you can always count on him to call you back when you have any questions. Hire him, you won’t regret it. He is essential!

Case Results

Hiltzheimer Law Office, PLLC brings a wealth of training and experience to a law practice dedicated to advocating on behalf of the people of North Carolina. Founder Ben Hiltzheimer was trained as a trial attorney by the nation’s preeminent public defender agency, the federally funded Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Hiltzheimer brings his extensive litigation experience to bear on state and federal criminal cases throughout North Carolina. Hiltzheimer has devoted his career to advocating on behalf of individuals whose liberty has been threatened by the power of state and federal governments. The firm is committed to aggressive representation on behalf of every client. Our clients often come to us for guidance through one of the most difficult and stressful times in their lives, and we take that responsibility seriously in every case.

Not Guilty: DWI JURY VERDICT SUPERIOR COURT Jury returned a Not Guilty verdict on a DWI charge following a successful challenge to the reliability of field sobriety tests and the Intox EC/IR II Breathalyzer.
Dismissed: 9-COUNT FELONY INDICTMENT SUPERIOR COURT Durham Superior Court judge dismissed a 9-count felony indictment, including Assault with a Deadly Weapon, following a legal challenge on procedural grounds. Case remanded for entry of judgment.
Not Guilty: DWI DISTRICT COURT Not Guilty verdict in DWI bench trial. State failed to establish that our client operated the vehicle, after client was found on the side of the road with a disabled vehicle with no one else in the vicinity.
*Each case is different and must be evaluated on its own facts and relevant law. We are committed to leaving no stone unturned in every case we take on, but past results in these sample cases are not a guarantee of future outcomes.

If you are charged with or suspected of a crime,

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Criminal Defense Cases We Handle

Ben Hiltzheimer

Durham DWI & Criminal Attorney

Ben is an experienced trial lawyer who earned his law degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He was trained in trial practice at the nation’s preeminent Public Defender agency, the federally funded Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, described by United States Attorney General Eric Holder as “the best public defender office in the country.”

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I had an open case lingering on my back for the past 9 years including a warrant. I did some research online and found Ben. I told him my situation, I was a bit nervous of what the outcome would be since it’s been 9 years, however Ben was very informative and knowledgeable on how we can get this case resolved. I thought this was going to be a very long dreadful process itself. However, Ben called me up and said he could get my case dismissed, I was beyond thrilled with excitement and tears because I was not expecting to hear that news at all. I waited less than 2 weeks and my case was dismissed! This is such a relief and weight over my shoulders, I am beyond happy. Thank you so much Ben, I definitely recommend using Ben for sure!