Russell W. DeMent III

Raleigh Criminal Defense Lawyer

Raleigh DWI & Criminal Defense Lawyer

Russell W. “Rusty” DeMent III is an experienced trial lawyer in Raleigh who is dedicated to defending clients accused of felonies and misdemeanors in North Carolina’s state and federal courts.

A former Wake County prosecutor, he has the skill and experience to defend clients accused of such serious criminal offenses as murder, assault, DWI and drug crimes in Raleigh, NC, and has enjoyed particular success defending clients accused of driving while impaired (DWI) and other traffic offenses. His professional experience has been recognized by Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings and Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite. Mr. DeMent was a guest speaker in 2010 in a continuing legal education seminar for the North Carolina State Highway Patrol on the topic of DWI checkpoint procedures and related law.

Mr. DeMent is known for his ethical, aggressive advocacy and straightforward manner. He says, “I tell it like it is. I won’t hide the ball. If it’s bad, I’ll tell you. If there are some shots, we’ll take them. Everyone goes in with their eyes wide open.”


Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina


Call Rusty DeMent today to discuss your DWI, drug violation, traffic offense or other criminal matter. In most cases, Rusty offers free initial consultations so you can quickly find out what your rights are, and what we can do to help. Or fill out our online contact form with any questions.

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