Criminal Defense

With over 12 years experience in the criminal justice system in Northeastern North Carolina, criminal defense attorney David R. Hamm represents individuals facing felony and misdemeanor charges, including DWI, reckless driving, speeding, and other traffic offenses in Dare, Currituck, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Camden, Chowan, and Gates counties.

The Impact of Criminal Charges
At this firm, we understand that criminal charges can have a devastating impact not only on you, but also on your family and loved ones. The potential for active prison time or probation, fines, court costs, and other financial consequences can be frightening. Having a lawyer who is willing to take the time necessary to understand your case; to thoroughly research and investigate all relevant legal issues; and to develop a defense strategy that will help you obtain the best possible result can make all the difference.

Alcohol & Drug Offenses

If you or your child have been charged with an alcohol or drug offense on the Outer Banks or in Northeast North Carolina, the law firm of David R. Hamm can help. Call today for a free initial consultation.


If you are convicted of DWI, you may face not only increased insurance premiums and losing your driver's license, but active jail time or probation. An effective DWI defense begins the moment you are arrested. As a former prosecutor, David R. Hamm has the knowledge and experience necessary to guide you through this difficult process.


Reckless driving, speeding, and other traffic offenses can increase your insurance rates, and even result in the loss of your driver's license. As an Assistant District Attorney, David R. Hamm prosecuted thousands of traffic offenses. Drawing on that experience, he now uses his knowledge and experience to work with the prosecutor, the law enforcement officer, and the court to have your ticket dismissed or reduced. In most cases, you will not have to personally appear in court.

Probation Violations

David R. Hamm spent five years as an NC Adult Probation/Parole Officer in Dare County before attending law school. He then served as an Assistant District Attorney in Judicial District 1 for five years. If you are facing revocation, call to put his unique experience to work for you.

Felony Charges

If you are being investigated for or have been charged with a felony, your most basic rights are being threatened: your freedom, your right to carry a firearm, your right to vote. You need to hire a lawyer committed to protecting your interests as soon as possible. Call today.


If you are being investigated for or have been charged with a misdemeanor, you need to consider hiring a lawyer to protect your interests.