We have the experience and skill to fight felony charges in Wake County, whether you’re facing drug charges (from felony possession to PWISD and trafficking), a felony assault charge, credit card fraud, felony death by vehicle, sex crimes, or first degree murder. We have a track record of proven results in the Wake County Justice Center handling the full spectrum of criminal felony charges. If you’ve been charged with a felony in Raleigh, call us for a free consultation. Criminal defense is all we do, and we have the experience and skill to advocate for you both in and out of court.

If you’re calling around looking for a Raleigh felony lawyer, you’ll find that there’s a wide range of experience, skill, and price that you’ll encounter in your search for the best attorney. There are numerous attorneys who are happy to take your money and stroll you out to plead guilty at the earliest opportunity, so they can move on to the next case in a factory-style approach to criminal defense. If you’re looking for a cheap attorney who will plead you guilty fast without taking the time to collect discovery, perform targeted legal research, and conduct a thorough evaluation of every aspect of your case, there are plenty to choose from. That’s not what we do.

Our model is different. Our approach to felony representation is twofold. First and foremost, we dig deep and analyze every case from the perspective of a seasoned trial lawyer. Our goal is to win cases, whenever possible, and we leave no stone unturned in the process of evaluating every nuance of every case. Secondly, we will give you customized advice about steps you can take from day one to mitigate the potential consequences of a conviction, in the event that we are not able to beat the case outright.


Criminal lawyers who run factory-style firms don’t take the time to learn the complexities of the law. We’ve won felony trials on issues that other lawyers would never see, because they don’t have the depth of experience or the commitment to the fight that is the defining characteristic of our office. We take the time on every case. We get to know our clients, and we get to know our cases. We can’t win every case, but if there is a defense theory available, we have the perseverance, skill, and the depth of knowledge necessary to identify and execute it. If you’re up for the battle, we will fight your felony charge to the bitter end.

Our office is not your average law practice. Attorney Hiltzheimer is a former DC public defender who has built a law office on the principles of compassion for the accused, and a willingness to fight the hard fights against long odds. We put ourselves into the shoes of our clients in every case. We understand that good, decent people often end up on the wrong side of a deeply broken criminal justice system that overcharges and overprosecutes. We understand that it takes a nuanced understanding of the law, the ability to break down complex legal principles into terms that are understandable for the specific audience in a case, and the determination to see a case through to the end, if your goal is to push back against the substantial power of a government that often oversteps its lawful authority.

If you’ve been charged with a felony in Raleigh or anywhere else in the Research Triangle, and your goal is to find a lawyer who will take the time to get to know you, your life situation, and your case, call us. If you’re looking for a Raleigh felony lawyer who doesn’t shy away from a fight, call us.

Consultations are free. Without a fee up front, we’ll take the time to get to know you and your case, and you’ll have a chance to understand our approach to handling a felony criminal case. Give us a call at (919) 899-9405 and a lawyer will be happy to talk with you by phone or schedule a meeting at our Raleigh or Durham office to talk through your case in detail.