Rusty DeMent, Alex Marshall, and Mia Chapman

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

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

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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The defendant was involved in a single car accident in which he ran off the road and struck a tree. Officers arrived to the scene and conversed with the defendant. The defendant could not remember where he was coming from and admitted to consuming several beers before driving. After conversing with the defendant, officers’ requested…

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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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Firm Included in Best Law Firms for 4th Consecutive Year

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

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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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.

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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