Kurtz & Blum, PLLC - Criminal Justice Attorney

Criminal Defense Attorney in Raleigh, NC

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, you need to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible about your options. Whether you’re accused of a relatively minor offense or a serious felony, a conviction could land you in jail, cost you a great deal of time and money, scar you with a permanent criminal record, and ruin your reputation.

At Kurtz & Blum, PLLC, our knowledgeable Raleigh criminal defense attorneys have more than half a century of combined legal experience handling complex criminal cases. We are known for giving clients a straightforward assessment of their case and crafting a strategic approach to their defense.

How Our Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You

You can count on our strong team of seasoned defense attorneys to:

  • Listen to your side of the story and understand where you’re coming from
  • Exploit weaknesses while recognizing strengths in the evidence
  • Investigate whether procedural mistakes were made that could impact your case
  • Negotiate aggressively at every opportunity to have charges reduced or dropped before trial
  • Advise you as to the best way to proceed in court
  • Skillfully advocate for you before a judge and jury if going to trial is your best option
  • Use every tool in our arsenal to negotiate a deal with the prosecutor if a trial is not in your best interests

Don’t make the mistake of hiring an inexperienced defense attorney or trying to represent yourself in any type of criminal law matter. The prosecution will not take you seriously or go easy on you.

Contact our skilled Raleigh criminal defense lawyers today to schedule a free consultation, and let us map out a smart legal strategy for you.

Types of Crimes a Criminal Lawyer Can Help Defend

Our dedicated team of Raleigh criminal attorneys takes a collaborative approach to the cases we handle. Because the circumstances and evidence in each criminal case are unique, our attorneys often discuss all the elements as a team to ensure we are exploring your case from every angle and developing a thoroughly crafted defense strategy.

This team approach has allowed us to achieve successful outcomes for clients charged with various felony and misdemeanor crimes, including but not limited to:

Some of the common types of property crime cases our attorneys handle include burglary, vandalism, breaking and entering, larceny, and arson.

Our dedicated criminal defense lawyers represent people accused of robbery, assault, domestic violence, vehicular manslaughter murder, gun or weapons violations, child abuse, and other violent crimes.

Our litigators have successfully resolved white-collar cases involving alleged embezzlement, obtaining property by false pretenses, and various types of fraud.

Our understanding team helps defendants tell their side of the story in sex crimes cases involving rape, statutory sex offenses, taking indecent liberties with children, child exploitation, child pornography, and other offenses.

We have successfully fought all types of drug charges, including possession, manufacture, and trafficking of a controlled substance (marijuana, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, etc.)

Whether this is your first, second, or subsequent DWI charge, our DWI attorneys can review all your options and identify a strategy for moving forward.

We help drivers fight tickets over speeding, moving violations, hit-and-run accidents, driving with a revoked license, stop sign violations, and other traffic offenses. We also represent clients at related DMV hearings.

Our criminal defense attorney can also advise you on expungement or expunction, the process of clearing your criminal record.

No matter how seemingly simple or overwhelmingly complex your case is, you should take the time to consult with our knowledgeable Raleigh criminal defense attorney. We do not charge anything for an initial consultation, so you risk nothing by setting up a meeting with us and learning about your options. Call or contact us online to get started.


Kurtz & Blum was very helpful when my son needed a ridiculous misdemeanor charge expunged from his record in his late teens. Violette, Durham, NC

Review by: violetteb
Reviewing:Criminal Defense Legal Services
Date published:2012
Rating: ★★★★★5 / 5 stars

What to Do If You’re Arrested in North Carolina?

Being arrested and booked into jail is a terrifying experience. Although the system is supposed to give you the presumption of innocence, it usually doesn’t feel that way. Law enforcement officers and prosecutors will make it sound like they have all the evidence in the world against you, but don’t fall for their tricks. Know your rights!

  1. You should be respectful and polite to law enforcement officers. No matter how they act toward you, try to keep your cool and stay quiet. Never resist arrest.
  2. You should not give a statement to the police. You should only share the basic information needed for your booking paperwork, such as your name, address, and phone number.
  3. You should ask for a lawyer immediately. You can continue to repeat this any time an officer asks you for additional information about what happened.
  4. You should take mental notes on everything that is happening. Try to remember who may have witnessed your arrest, what police officers said to you, and the overall timeline of how events unfolded. If you can, write down the officers’ names and badge numbers.

One of the first calls you or a loved one should make after an arrest is to an experienced North Carolina criminal defense lawyer. There are many opportunities between the time you are arrested and the time your case is set to go to trial for a skilled defense attorney to intervene and negotiate on your behalf. Don’t hesitate to get the straightforward legal advice you need from an experienced attorney.

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How Much Does It Cost to Hire a
Raleigh Criminal Attorney?

One of the first questions many people ask when they call our law firm is: “How much does it cost to hire a criminal attorney?” At Kurtz & Blum, PLLC, that will depend on the circumstances of your case. We accept criminal cases on a flat-fee basis, and we frequently work out payment plans with our clients. We also accept credit cards.

Ultimately, we believe that no one should go to jail just because they couldn’t afford a high-quality defense attorney. Still, many people consider handling a case on their own or trusting a low-priced but inexperienced defense attorney. We ask you to consider this: With all that you have on the line, can you afford not to hire us?

Talk to Our Dedicated Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorneys Now

When your future is hanging in the balance after an arrest, you need a knowledgeable and understanding criminal defense lawyer who can walk you through what to expect and fight fiercely for your rights. Schedule a free consultation with the experienced legal team at Kurtz & Blum, PLLC today. We can answer any questions you have, with no obligation to you.

Our North Carolina criminal defense law firm serves clients throughout Wake County, North Carolina. We frequently work with people in Apex, Wake Forest, Raleigh, Rolesville, New Hope, Cary, Holly Springs, Garner, Zebulon, Knightdale, Wendell, Morrisville, and Fuquay-Varina. Our team will also travel anywhere in the state to help clients who are facing serious felony charges.

Contact us today for an honest assessment of your case.

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