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

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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NOT GUILTY ON POTENTIAL AGGRAVATED LEVEL ONE DWI

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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DWI DISMISSED AFTER UNLAWFUL SEARCH

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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NOT GUILTY ON DWI

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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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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NO CONSENT, NO CONVICTION ON DWI

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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DeMent Askew & Johnson Laweyrs Honored by Best Lawyers in America 2023

We are pleased to share that Russell (Rusty) DeMent III has been listed in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers in America’s Criminal Defense: General Pracitce and DUI/DWI Defense Sections. We are also excited to share that Alex Marshall has been included in the 2023 Ones to Watch in the Criminal Defense: General Practice and…

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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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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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