Criminal Defense

2023 Business North Carolina Legal Elite recognizes Russell DeMent III

By Web Administrator / January 18, 2023 / Comments Off on 2023 Business North Carolina Legal Elite recognizes Russell DeMent III

The criminal defense and litigation firm of DeMent Askew & Johnson in Raleigh is pleased to share with you that Russell (Rusty) DeMent III has been listed in the Business North Carolina Legal Elite Criminal Defense Section in 2023. This is Rusty’s 9th inclusion to the list. Rusty is an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer…

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Jumping to conclusions… No PC on DWI

By Web Administrator / January 6, 2023 / Comments Off on Jumping to conclusions… No PC on DWI

The defendant was stopped because his tinted windows were too dark. Once the trooper turned on his blue lights, the trooper felt that it took the defendant too long to pull over. The defendant took multiple turns before stopping in a McDonald’s parking lot. According to the trooper, this was a high crime area and…

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Driving Too Fast, Moving Too Slow… DWI dismissed

By Web Administrator / January 6, 2023 / Comments Off on Driving Too Fast, Moving Too Slow… DWI dismissed

The defendant was stopped for travelling 94 MPH in a 65 MPH zone. Upon approach of the vehicle the Trooper claimed to have detected a strong odor of alcohol, as well as noticed slurred speech and red, glassy eyes. Due to these observations the Trooper had the defendant step out of the vehicle to perform…

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POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO SELL OR DELIVER MARIJUANA DISMISSED

By Web Administrator / January 5, 2023 / Comments Off on POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO SELL OR DELIVER MARIJUANA DISMISSED

The defendant was stopped because the tinted windows on his car were too dark. When the officer approached the vehicle, the officer was able to smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Upon the search of the vehicle a bookbag was located that contained digital scales, plastic baggies, a large quantity of…

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Violent Felony Dismissed

By Web Administrator / September 13, 2022 / Comments Off on Violent Felony Dismissed

The defendant was employed at a fast food restaurant at which a shooting occurred. Upon review of the surveillance footage, officers were able to determine who the shooter was, and they were also able to see the defendant provide the shooter with the gun just moments before the shooting. The defendant was charged with aiding…

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FELONY LARCENY CHARGE DISMISSED

By Web Administrator / September 13, 2022 / Comments Off on FELONY LARCENY CHARGE DISMISSED

The defendant was an employee of a department store and was accused of stealing from the store. The store camera’s showed the defendant, who was a cashier, not ringing up several items and placing it in a customer’s basket. The defendant was approached by his store’s loss prevention personnel and provided a detailed confession. Once…

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Rusty DeMent, Alex Marshall, and Mia Chapman

NOT GUILTY ON POTENTIAL AGGRAVATED LEVEL ONE DWI

By Web Administrator / September 13, 2022 / Comments Off on NOT GUILTY ON POTENTIAL AGGRAVATED LEVEL ONE DWI

The defendant was stopped for speeding on the interstate by North Carolina State Highway Patrol. When the troopers approached the vehicle, they immediately noted smelling a strong odor of alcohol and cigarette smoke. They also noticed that there was a child in the car. When the troopers ran the defendant’s information, they discovered that he…

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J. Alex Marshall, Raleigh Criminal Defense Lawyer

DWI DISMISSED AFTER UNLAWFUL SEARCH

By Web Administrator / September 13, 2022 / Comments Off on DWI DISMISSED AFTER UNLAWFUL SEARCH

Officers received a call about a suspicious person. When they arrived on the scene, they found the defendant in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with his music turned up loud. They knocked several times, but the defendant did not answer the door. Officers opened the door and engaged the defendant in conversation. During the…

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Charged with DWI

NOT GUILTY ON DWI

By Web Administrator / September 13, 2022 / Comments Off on NOT GUILTY ON DWI

The defendant involved in a wreck on a moped. The defendant was found by emergency responders beside the moped with injuries consistent with being involved in an accident. Defendant was transported to the hospital where law enforcement responded. Upon entering the hospital room officers smelled a strong odor of alcohol and the defendant admitted to…

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NOT GUILTY ON DWI

By Web Administrator / September 13, 2022 / Comments Off on NOT GUILTY ON DWI

Defendant was found asleep in the driver’s seat of his vehicle while his car was in the middle of the road. When he was found, his license was currently suspended for multiple prior DWI offenses. He was awakened by officers and asked to do standardized field sobriety tests. The defendant performed poorly on each of…

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