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North Carolina Criminal Defense Attorneys

Whether you or a family member is facing a traffic ticket, DWI or other serious criminal charge, you need to make sure your rights are fully protected. Danny Glover, Jr at Glover Law Firm can put his extensive criminal defense experience in northeastern North Carolina’s criminal court system to work for you and help you obtain the best outcome possible in your case. I know that any charge can carry serious consequences for you. That’s why I’m here to provide serious legal representation.

Your Lawyer Can Make all the Difference Between “Guilty” or “Not Guilty”

Everyone familiar with the criminal justice system knows the critical importance of having an experienced, talented, knowledgeable and aggressive criminal defense lawyer. Contact criminal defense attorney Danny Glover, Jr. at Glover Law Firm in Elizabeth City, N.C. immediately if you have been accused of:

  • Any Misdemeanor crimes
  • Any Felony crimes
  • All types of DWI and alcohol violations
  • All Drug-related crime
  • All Hunting or fishing violation, or related trespassing charge
  • All Traffic violations or DMV matters

Danny Glover Don’t get railroaded by a criminal justice system that often appears to be geared, from top to bottom, to simply convict those accused of crimes. Instead, get an Elizabeth City Criminal Defense Lawyer that will take all possible defense actions designed to reduce charges, dismiss a case, or lead to an acquittal at trial.

At Glover Law Firm, Danny’s goal is to immediately meet personally with every client. Danny gets to know the client and works to understand the specific impact of the charges on each individual client. He then works to structure a unique defense strategy designed to help each individual client as much as possible. He then aggressively defends the client in court, utilizing investigators, when needed, and the latest technology and research techniques to make sure that the best possible defense is presented.

Danny Glover, Jr. served as the elected President of North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the statewide trial attorney organization of over 3000 of the best criminal defense and trial attorneys in the state. Danny has been recognized as a North Carolina Super Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America, and is a member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Danny regularly teaches other attorneys around the state on various criminal and DWI defense issues.

Call Glover Law Firm now at (252) 299-5300 or use our online form.

Felony Crimes From Edenton to Elizabeth City to the Outer Banks

Felonies can completely wreck your life. They can result in prison time and expensive fines. They can disqualify you from certain jobs and security clearances. They can result in the loss of certain privileges, such as voting, possessing a firearm – which means no hunting, serving on a jury, and sometimes even driving. Sometimes just being charged with a felony can result in students being expelled from school or employees being suspended or even fired from work.

If you have been charged with a felony in northeastern North Carolina, Danny Glover, Jr. can meet with you immediately to begin working to help you handle the situation in a way that will best help you and your family. Call Glover Law Firm now at (252) 299-5300 or use our online form.

Calculating the actual punishments for various felonies can be complicated, but the North Carolina judges and prosecutors and defense attorneys use this chart as a starting point for calculating various felony sentences in North Carolina. An experienced North Carolina criminal defense attorney like Danny can explain where on that felony sentencing chart your case falls and how to best deal with your charges to avoid the maximum active sentence applicable to your case. A Citizen’s Guide to Structured Sentencing can be found here if you are interested in reading it.

Felony Punishment Chart
Min and Max Sentences
Misdemeanor Crimes in Northeastern North Carolina

While not as serious as a felony, a North Carolina misdemeanor conviction can still result jail, thousands of dolllars in fines, probation and a criminal record. At Glover Law Firm, we handle all types of misdemeanor crimes, including:

  • Assault
  • Larceny
  • Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia
  • Underage drinking
  • Alcohol Offenses
  • Domestic Violence
  • Trespass
  • Hunting and Fishing Violations
  • Driving While License Revoked
  • Reckless Driving
  • DWI

Don’t let a brief moment of foolishness or stupidity ruin your life, job or clean record. Instead, contact Glover Law Firm now to handle your misdemeanor charges. Call (252) 299-5300 or use our online form.

DWI Charge in Elizabeth City and Surrounding Communities

A DWI charge is a serious legal problem, even for a first-time misdemeanor offense. If convicted, you will lose your legal right to drive, receive expensive fines and court fees, and possibly get jail or prison time. Your personal and professional reputation can be permanently damaged. The actual arrest can be a shocking experience, and regardless of whether you consumed any alcohol, you are very likely to be treated like a criminal – a very unpleasant situation.

Once booked for the DWI, you have several issues to resolve. The first is your driver’s license. You can challenge the validity of the suspension of your license, but only if your lawyer moves quickly. A request for a hearing should be filed at once. A driver’s license suspension or revocation is an automatic consequence of a DWI arrest. Our Elizabeth City and Outer Banks DWI defense lawyer can represent you in challenging your license suspension, as well as defending you against the DWI charge.

Several strategies can be employed in defending against a DWI charge, including:

  • Illegal Stop – No Reasonable and Articulable Suspicion of a DWI
  • Illegal Arrest – No Probable Cause
  • Failure to Correctly Administer Breath or Blood Tests
  • Police Errors in Arrest Process
  • False Blood Alcohol Content Readings
  • Failure to Correctly Administer Field Sobriety Tests
  • Faulty Testing Equipment
  • Inadmissible Evidence
  • Other Police or Lab Errors
Drug Charges: Marijuana, Cocaine, Meth and Prescription Drugs

North Carolina law can impose heavy penalties for certain drug crimes. The penalties are based on the type of drug and the quantity alleged to have been in your possession or under your control. You can be convicted upon actual or constructive possession of the drugs. The consequences of a drug arrest can be serious, and a conviction has ramifications far beyond jail or prison time. Those that hold certain licenses may lose their ability to practice their profession. Students who need federal financial aid may lose their eligibility for such. Your ability to join or remain in the military may be affected by convictions of certain drug crimes.

If you are job-hunting, entering into a business partnership, applying for credit, trying to get a driver’s license, or even getting involved in a new relationship, a drug offense conviction on your record can destroy numerous opportunities.

Don’t take chances if you are accused of a drug crime: Get a high-quality drug defense lawyer to fight the charges or seek any advantage afforded to you by the system and the Constitution. Our Elizabeth City and Outer Banks criminal defense attorney has over 26 Years of experience in the criminal justice system in northeastern North Carolina. Take advantage of Danny Glover, Jr.’s impressive record of success, his years of experience, and his ability to identify defense options that may be successful in your case. Call now for help.

Over the years Danny has represented people the accused in a wide range of drug crimes, including:

  • Simple possession or possession with intent to sell and deliver
  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Meth
  • Heroin
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Drug Paraphernalia
  • Trafficking
Traffic Tickets: Civil and Criminal Traffic Offenses

It can be easy to rack up points on your license, particularly if you have gotten several moving violations. A convicted related to DWI or other alcohol-related offenses can lead to license suspension, and a charge related to reckless driving or excessive speeding may lead to a revocation for repeat offenders. If you retain your license, the costs of your automobile insurance can skyrocket. Keeping your legal right to drive requires that you to fight back in court.

DO NOT ASSUME THAT ANY DEAL YOU ARE ABLE TO GET ON YOUR OWN IS THE BEST, OR EVEN A GOOD OPTION FOR YOU. Many people nowadays believe that they can go to Court on their own and work a deal with the Prosecutor to get the charges reduced. However, what they fail to understand is that neither the Prosecutor, nor the officer, nor the Clerk, nor the Judge is looking at your or your family’s driving record to make sure that “the deal” is in the your best interest. Officers and Court Personnel merely want to get a conviction and get your case over with. What they fail to say is that “the deal” can often result in really steep insurance increases, driver’s license points or revocations, or other unspoken consequences based upon your or your family’s prior tickets, accidents, points or driving records.

Danny Glover, Jr. of Glover Law Firm can step in to handle the entire matter for you. Danny is experienced in defending against traffic offenses and is ready to help you resolve this critical situation. Usually I can represent you by Power of Attorney, so that you do not have to personally appear in court.

We represent people accused of the following types of traffic tickets:

  • Traffic Signal Violations
  • Speeding Tickets
  • Reckless Driving
  • DWI Offenses
  • Driving While License Revoked and No Operator’s License
  • Failure to Yield
  • Moving Violations
Hunting and Fishing Violations, Trespassing

If you are facing charges related to any hunting, fishing or trespassing violations related to these activities, it is imperative that correct defense actions are taken on your behalf. Hunting and fishing are part of the local culture in northeastern North Carolina, including Gates County, Edenton, Elizabeth City, Currituck County and the Outer Banks. If you have been accused of any hunting or fishing violation, contact me to help you fight back and work to avoid the serious consequences of a conviction, which could include the loss of your hunting or fishing license.

Our Elizabeth City, OBX and Albemarle Area Criminal Defense Lawyer: Exceptional Reviews

Danny Glover, Jr. has been listed in Best Lawyers, has a 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo, is a past elected President of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and has been listed in Super Lawyers. Take advantage of Danny’s knowledge, skill and dedication, and call now for help in a criminal case. I care about your freedom, and i am ready to help you fight back. Contact us today.

Sources / More InformationCriminal Charges

We have experience in defending and helping people charged with all types of crimes in northeastern North Carolina.

We handle all types of state criminal charges: traffic tickets, DWI’s, drug charges, all felony and misdemeanor crimes, including underage alcohol charges, larceny, embezzlement, assault, robbery, sex crimes and murder.

We also represent people charged in Federal Court with crimes on the National Seashore, including DWI on the beach, drug charges, reckless driving, speeding, hunting and fishing violations, trespassing and other “Park Ranger” charges.

We understand that the effects of criminal charges can be devastating for you, your family, your job or your education. A criminal conviction can result in not only prison time and high monetary fines, but it can also cost you your job, a loss of security clearances, loss of future job opportunities, expulsion from school, and the loss of possible student financial aid opportunities. To see the North Carolina court’s felony and misdemeanor sentencing chart, click here. Our firm understands the effects of these punishments on you and your family, and we take the time necessary to meet with you; thoroughly research and investigate your case; and develop and pursue defense strategies that are in your best interests.

Focus on Personal Contact

Since 1995, attorney Danny Glover, Jr. has worked on all of our criminal defense cases. He initially meets with our clients to review their case, explain the court process, and research the complex legal issues present in their cases. Then he review the case and all of the evidence received from the State and/or our investigator, and they he prepare and formulate whatever motions, objections, defenses and trial strategies necessary to defend or negotiate your case.

This approach not only allows us to see clients soon after their first call to our office, but it also provides our clients with information necessary to make good decisions.

Modified Transcript of “OBX Criminal Defense Lawyer” for the Hearing Impaired

Hey. I’m Danny Glover with Glover Law Firm. I appreciate you checking out the website. The page you’re on now is a page with just general information about criminal charges. I encourage you to browse through the rest of the website. Check out some of the blog posts if you have more specific questions. Feel free to email me at I’d be happy to answer any questions you have. What I’d like to do is to talk about the representation of someone charged with a crime. What is the process? How does it work? Oftentimes, I’ll get a call from a family member and their son or their husband has been arrested. They need a lawyer but they don’t know what to do.

Well, if that person is in jail, then the first step would be to actually pay a retainer and then I can go to the jail and meet with your friend or family member to find out what’s going on. What’s he been charged with? I’ll look at the paper work. I will talk to the person and find out what the circumstances, what the facts are and then we’ll begin trying to figure out the best and fastest way to get a bond set and posted so that the person can then get out of jail until trial. If the person is not in jail, then the first step would be to come in for an appointment. Now, that consultation is free. Meet with the person who’s actually been accused of the crime and anyone else he or she wants to bring with them.

We talk about background, jobs, school, family, the charges, what happened so that I can get a good feel for exactly what I’m dealing with, how this is going to impact you, what’s going to be necessary to defend you and get the best possible outcome for you. We’ll talk about the court process, what’s going to happen in the courtroom the day you go to court. How we’re going to handle the various hearings such as first appearance or probable cause hearing or administrative sessions. Filing pre trial motions that may be necessary, whether or not you’re going to have to testify, when you’re going to have to testify, if you are going to have to testify, then getting you ready for that.

If we are still dealing with the bond, then figuring out what property or money is going to be necessary to post the bond so that the person can get out of jail and work and support his family. Pay his court costs, legal fees, whatever it is that he’s dealing with or she’s dealing with. Once we start going to court, I will talk to the officers involved, talk to detectives, find out from their perspective what’s happening. Most times, our prosecutor will give to us what’s called discovery that is all the evidence and paperwork and reports and lab analysis reports and video tapes and dash cam videos and body cam videos. Whatever evidence they have, they will typically give to us at some point.

Now in misdemeanors, they don’t have to do that ahead of trial although they frequently will. In felonies, we won’t get that discovery until the case is transferred from lower district court to superior court. Whether that’s through a probable cause hearing and frankly, those rarely happen or a grand jury indictment, which is the more common way for felonies to get transferred from district court to superior court. I will explain that whole process to you so that you know exactly what to expect when to expect it and how we’re going to handle each step in the process while we work together to accomplish the best possible outcome for you. Whether that’s not a guilty plea in a trial or whether that’s some sort of plea bargain for reduced charges or reduced punishment.

If you have any questions at all, feel free to call me (252) 299-5300. You may email me at but if you or a loved one or a friend have been charged with a crime, be happy to help you.

Client Reviews
"I highly recommend working with Glover Law Firm. I live outside of the state and had a traffic citation in NC that would have required me to return to the state for court. Glover Law Firm was able to represent me for my court date such that I did not need to appear, and they facilitated a very positive outcome for me. I felt that the fee I paid Glover for their services was completely fair and reasonable for the time and money I saved." Bondwc WC.
"Danny Glover is the most meticulous and detailed lawyer I know. As a DWI Services provider in NC, I've had nothing but the best feedback from my clients about his legal services. If you want to feel like you matter but also get professional legal services, Danny is your go to." Anna Coker
"I hired Danny Glover to represent my daughter in a traffic violation. He did an amazing job at handling her situation quickly. I can't say enough about the way he generally care for his clients. If I ever need legal help or advice again, Danny Glover is who I would call." Leigh H.
"I have used Danny Glover on numerous SERIOUS felony charges and also traffic misdemeanor charges for the last 15 years. He has beat or gotten every single charge I've had reduced or dismissed the man is a beast! Top Notch!" Shane Howard
"Danny Glover is by far the best lawyer that I have had represent me. I can only give 5 stars but he deserves more than that. His staff was extremely personable and professional. If you have a traffic citation in an area covered by Mr. Glover, you would be a fool not to hire him and his staff to represent you." Sean M.