Criminal Defense

Alex Marshall Receives AV Preeminent Award

By Web Administrator / September 2, 2021 / Comments Off on Alex Marshall Receives AV Preeminent Award

The Raleigh criminal defense and litigation firm of DeMent Askew & Johnson is pleased to announce that Alex Marshall has undergone successful peer review at Martindale Hubbell.  He has been awarded the AV Preeminent Peer Rated Attorney rating from the survey of 30 of his peers who rated him on five distinct criteria: Legal Knowledge,…

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Russell W. DeMent listed in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

By Web Administrator / August 30, 2021 / Comments Off on Russell W. DeMent listed in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

The Raleigh criminal defense and litigation firm of DeMent Askew & Johnson is pleased to announce that Russell (Rusty) DeMent III has been listed in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers in America’s General Criminal Defense Section and to its DUI/DWI Section.  Rusty has more than two decades of courtroom experience.  He is an AV…

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Alex Marshall Joins the Criminal Defense Practice

By Web Administrator / July 19, 2021 / Comments Off on Alex Marshall Joins the Criminal Defense Practice

We are pleased to announce that Alex Marshall has joined the firm’s criminal defense team from the Wake County Public Defender’s Office.  “Ours was not the only firm that sought Alex to join their team,” says managing partner Rusty DeMent.  “He has a promising career ahead of him and we are excited to be a…

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Charged with DWI

What happens If I get charged with a DWI in North Carolina?

By Web Administrator / March 10, 2021 / Comments Off on What happens If I get charged with a DWI in North Carolina?

If you are charged as a result of a traffic stop and the officer suspects impairment from alcohol, you will likely be taken to a police department or downtown Raleigh for a chemical test of your breath.

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Best Lawyers/US News & World Report Best Law Firm 2021

Firm Included in Best Law Firms for 4th Consecutive Year

By Web Administrator / November 19, 2020 / Comments Off on Firm Included in Best Law Firms for 4th Consecutive Year

The Raleigh criminal defense and litigation firm of Dement Askew & Johnson is pleased to announce that it has been included in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers in America Best Law Firms list for practice in Raleigh as follows: Metropolitan Tier 2 – DUI/DWI Defense Metropolitan Tier 3 – Criminal Defense: General Practice…

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Russell DeMent, DUI/DWI Defense Lawyer of the year

Russell W. DeMent named Lawyer of the Year in DUI/DWI Defense in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

By Web Administrator / September 25, 2020 / Comments Off on Russell W. DeMent named Lawyer of the Year in DUI/DWI Defense in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

We are pleased to share with you that Russell (Rusty) DeMent III has been named the 2021 Raleigh DUI/DWI Defense Lawyer of the Year in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. Rusty is also named to the Criminal Defense: General Practice Section in the 2021 Edition. A seasoned criminal trial attorney, Rusty has…

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Rusty DeMent & Jim Johnson are included in North Carolina Super Lawyers 2020

DeMent Askew & Johnson Attorneys Included in North Carolina Super Lawyers 2020

By Web Administrator / January 22, 2020 / Comments Off on DeMent Askew & Johnson Attorneys Included in North Carolina Super Lawyers 2020

Russell W. DeMent and James T. Johnson have been included in the 2020 Edition of North Carolina Super Lawyers.

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Dement Askew & Johnson Included in US News/Best Lawyers in America Best Law Firms 2020

By Web Administrator / November 1, 2019 / Comments Off on Dement Askew & Johnson Included in US News/Best Lawyers in America Best Law Firms 2020

DeMent Askew & Johnson has been included as a Metropolitan Tier 2 law firm in the Criminal Defense: General Practice Section of US News/Best Lawyers in America’s Best Law Firms 2020.

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Client found not guilty in DWI case.

By Web Administrator / June 4, 2019 / Comments Off on Client found not guilty in DWI case.

Defendant had a head-on collision with injuries to both parties. He was given field sobriety tests on the scene of the collision and did not perform well on those tests with the exception of the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test where he showed no signs of impairment from any central nervous system depressant. He admitted…

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No prison sentence for client facing 1 year.

By Web Administrator / June 4, 2019 / Comments Off on No prison sentence for client facing 1 year.

Defendant charged with Level 2 DWI with one prior within 7 years. Was facing a potential sentence of 1 year in prison. Defendant attended a treatment program and really changed her life direction while the case was pending. We were able to get the judge to agree to accept the inpatient treatment as credit for…

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