Cary Criminal Defense Lawyers | Raleigh, North Carolina DWI Defense Attorney
At McCoppin & Associates, Andrew McCoppin brings 20 years of experience to his practice, focusing on criminal defense work in the Research Triangle Park area, including Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham, and Cary. He aggressively represents individuals charged with crimes. Whether you’ve been accused of a drug offense, assault, domestic violence, driving under the influence (DWI),…
At McCoppin & Associates, Andrew McCoppin brings 20 years of experience to his practice, focusing on criminal defense work in the Research Triangle Park area, including Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham, and Cary. He aggressively represents individuals charged with crimes.
Whether you’ve been accused of a drug offense, assault, domestic violence, driving under the influence (DWI), or any other type of crime – no matter how serious – McCoppin can help.
McCoppin has aggressively and successfully represented people accused of criminal charges ranging from minor traffic violations, to driving under the influence; violent crimes against others, including assaults and domestic violence; and serious drug charges.
Board certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a legal specialist in both State Criminal Law and Federal Criminal Law, he is uniquely qualified to deliver the best possible outcome in your case.
McCoppin’s success on behalf of his clients proves the value of his approach in every case. He personally represents each client at all stages of their defense, from the initial hearing to the courtroom trial, when necessary.
McCoppin & Associates is a bilingual firm, fluent in Spanish. Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Headquartered in Cary, we conveniently represent clients in the Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.
To learn more about our qualifications and experience, or to learn about the merits of a case, please contact McCoppin & Associates today for a free, no obligation consultation.
Criminal Defense in North Carolina
Facing criminal charges can be a frightening experience. Even if you are charged with a minor offense, you may worry about going to jail or how the charges may affect your record. You may feel embarrassed or believe the officer treated you unfairly. A criminal conviction can affect your freedom, your ability to find work, your reputation and your family. With so much at risk, half-measures won’t suffice. You need experience when it matters most.
Andrew McCoppin appears in court every day, resolving a wide range of cases, from traffic violations to more serious crimes, including assault, robbery, firearm and gun offenses, drug trafficking, white collar crimes and other felonies.
A former district attorney, McCoppin can use his experience as a prosecutor to identify the strengths in your case and use them to your advantage. The firm’s goal is to keep you from being convicted and to use every strategy available to keep you from going to jail.
Please contact Andrew McCoppin for a free consultation by calling (866) 322-8391 or filling out a convenient online contact form. Don’t take chances with your future—obtain the services of McCoppin & Associates, Attorneys at Law, P.A., today. The firm is bilingual, and with offices in Cary, we are convenient to the entire Research Triangle Park region, including Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.
Driving While Impaired (DWI)
If you have been arrested and charged with DWI, you need a defense attorney to help protect you from losing your driver’s license and possibly going to jail. It is important that you have an experienced attorney in your corner to provide the defense that will lead to the best possible outcome in your case.
If you go to trial, the judge will consider four things before making a decision:
- The quality of your driving
- What you told the officer
- How you performed on the field coordination tests
- What you blew on the Breathalyzer at the police station
The prosecutor will try to prove the arresting officer had reasonable suspicion to stop you, probable cause to arrest you, and proof of driving while impaired beyond a reasonable doubt to convict you. Before a judge can find you guilty, the prosecutor also must prove that the officer followed specific statutory and constitutional procedures. We will investigate the details of your case to determine if the officer followed proper procedure.
If you have been arrested on suspicion of DWI, contact McCoppin & Associates as soon as possible. As an experienced DWI attorney in Cary, Andrew McCoppin will work hard to help you avoid conviction, or at least generate the best possible outcome from your case. Our firm is bilingual and convenient to locations throughout the Research Triangle Park area, including Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Our firm is fluent in Spanish.
Federal Drug Cases
Federal drug charges often carry a mandatory minimum punishment, and sentences vary according to the severity of the offense. Depending upon the quantity of drugs involved in your charges, the sentencing ranges are 0 to 20 years, 5 to 40 years or 10 years to life. The attorneys at McCoppin & Associates are prepared to vigorously defend individuals charged with federal drug crimes, including:
- Sale of drugs
- Drug possession with intent to sell
- Drug trafficking
- Manufacture of controlled substance
If you are charged with a drug offense, contact our offices right away. We will put our skills and experience to work immediately, starting with collecting witness statements and gathering evidence, then use every resource available to provide the strongest defense possible for you.
Our goals are to keep you from being convicted and to keep you out of jail.
Help from our Cary criminal defense law firm is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We will come to you, if necessary. To speak with an attorney about your case, contact us today by calling 919-238-6916, in Cary. Our firm is bilingual and convenient to locations throughout the Research Triangle Park area, including Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.
Domestic Violence and Assault on a Female
A domestic violence conviction can have lifelong consequences. In addition to a possible jail sentence, substantial fines, and other penalties; you may face never-ending social stigma, the loss of job and employment opportunities, and the loss of visitation with your children. The state of North Carolina takes assault offenses very seriously and special domestic violence prosecutors have been trained to pursue these cases.
In a domestic relationship (usually boyfriend and girlfriend or husband and wife), a man over the age of 18 may be charged with assault on a female if he touches a female over 16 in a violent way or without permission. If the woman is violent towards a man in the same way, she may be charged with domestic violence simple assault. A judge may even levy these types of charges against same sex couples.
Other related offenses may include damage to property, stalking, trespassing, communicating threats, harassing phone calls, and interfering with 911 or emergency communication.
At McCoppin & Associates, we provide aggressive defense against accusations of domestic abuse and violence. We understand how the prosecution handles these cases, and we know the defense tactics and arguments that are most effective.
Contact a certified criminal law specialist today at 919-238-6916 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Our office is bilingual, and with an office in Cary, we are convenient to locations throughout the Research Triangle Park area, including Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.