Alcohol/Drug Offenses

The Outer Banks is a vacation destination for a reason. Miles of beautiful beaches, surfing, kite and paddle-boarding, even hang-gliding. . . People come here to get to get away. But every now and then the fun gets out of hand. Locals and visitors alike can find themselves facing potentially devastating criminal charges. The stakes seem even higher when the offenders are college or high school students.

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Common Charges Include:

  • Possession of drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Underage possession of alcohol
  • Underage drinking
  • Driving after consuming under 21
  • Possession of a fake ID
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Resisting arrest
  • Assault
  • If you have been arrested or are the parent of a young person charged with a crime, defense attorney David R. Hamm can help. He understands that you are concerned not only about the immediate consequences, but also about avoiding the long term negative impact that a criminal record can have on educational and employment opportunities.

    As a former Assistant District Attorney, he has seen the court grant mercy where merited many times. Drawing on his knowledge of the local court system, he will work with prosecutors and the law enforcement officer to reach the best possible resolution for you. For first time offenders in particular, dismissal, deferred prosecution, or a prayer for judgment continued (PJC) are potential options. Under certain circumstances, it is also possible to have a criminal record expunged.

    If a favorable plea agreement cannot be reached, or if there is a weakness in the State's case,
    David R. Hamm will take your case to trial, aggressively defending your rights and protecting your interests. It is to your advantage to have an attorney as early in the process as possible. Call now for a free initial case evaluation.