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  • Experienced Attorney In Raleigh

    Welcome to Levinson Axford Law.

    Our firm is the trusted source for legal services in the Raleigh area. We have built our reputation on providing professional, affordable legal representation for our clients with personalized detail to each case. We pride ourselves on being a small, family-run firm. Whether you're seeking DUI defense or need aggressive representation for difficult criminal charges, you are in good hands with Levison Axford Law.

    We have helped thousands of people through the situation you are facing and we look forward to helping you. Please call our office today at 919-714-9988 to schedule a free and confidential review of your case.

  • Criminal Defense

    At Levinson & Axford Law, we understand the complexities of North Carolina criminal defense laws.

    The criminal defense lawyer you choose will have a large impact on the outcome of your trial! Our firm specializes as trial attorneys and have astounding results for clients charged with serious crimes through rigourous preparation and persuasive trial skills. The prosecutor's office knows us well and know that we'll be the most prepared legal defense team at trial.

    You need a lawyer who you can trust to aggressively defend the charges and evaluate all defenses. You also need someone who will candidly tell you if you should take a plea offer.

  • DWI Attorney

    At Levinson Axford Law, we are leaders in the field of DWI Defense.

    We are dedicated to exceptional DUI/DWI defense and we are aware of all major developments that can affect your case and your license. We also understand the myriad of suppression issues which have led to the successful defense of many hundreds of DUI cases in North Carolina. Thanks to our extensive experience, our Raleigh attorneys will be able to explain the entire process to you and help remove the fear and uncertainty of your charges.

    This may be the most trouble you have ever been in and you are scared; worried about your family, your job, your license, your freedom, your future. Helping people navigate this situation is what we do. Let us guide your through this difficult period of your life.

  • Traffic Violations

    North Carolina attorney's that handle all speeding ticket & traffic violations.

    With years of experience defending traffic tickets & criminal charges in courts throughout the Carolina's, the our team provide thorough, sophisticated, and effective legal representation for traffic violations. Our primary goal is to minimize the impact that your ticket or criminal charge will have on your records so that you will not have to pay higher insurance rates or face penalties from the state.

    You know what happens when you have too many traffic violation tickets. The DMV points start adding up, the fines get expensive, and your insurance rates increase dramatically. What can you do about it? Call Us!

  • Raleigh Attorneys

    We welcome your questions and offer free consultions.

    Levinson & Axford Law Firm, P.A. is a small firm of dedicated trial lawyers. We know North Carolina law, and provide our clients with solid legal counsel, and effectively advocate for them in Court. Our practice concentrates on defending people charged with General Sessions criminal offenses and Driving Under the Influence (DWI). With nearly twenty years of trial experience, we have the knowledge and experience it takes to defend your interests effectively in Court.

    Our firm offers the best and most qualified lawyers to represent you in court. As trial attorneys we specialize in representing you in litigation and helping you move past the charges.

Our team of North Carolina trial lawyers have practiced criminal law for more than 30 years combined.We never allow ourselves to rely on our prior experiences alone, and refine our strategies for each case.

Our Practice Areas

Criminal Defense Attorneys

Our attorneys aggressively defend cases in federal, state and municipal courts.

Criminal Defense Raleigh NC

When you are charged with a crime, the most critical decision you make is who to hire as your criminal defense attorney. You need an attorney who you can trust to aggressively defend the charges against you and evaluate all defense options. Your lawyer must be candid and strong enough to tell you if you should take a plea offer. If your charges go to trial, you need an attorney who does much more than go through the motions; you need someone who will put on evidence, obtain evaluations, and fight for the judge's sympathy. A good defense attorney can be the difference between prison and a not guilty verdict.

We have experience defending a wide array of cases, including violent crimes, sex crimes, drug crimes, and fraud. Our attorneys regularly handle high-profile cases covered by the press.But no case is too small. We bring the same aggressive approach to misdemeanor charges. The same attorney who handles a multi-week federal fraud trial can be found defending a misdemeanor municipal trial the next week.

  • No case is too small. We like to win, no matter the venue.
  • You can count us to be straight forward with all your legal options.

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Driving While Impaired - DWI Attorneys

If you have been arrested for driving while impaired under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you should hire an attorney immediately.

DWI Lawyer in Raleigh

We have represented hundreds of individuals charged with felony and misdemeanor DWI. We have experience challenging the suspension of drivers licenses, including successfully appealing administrative suspensions.

You have only 14 days from your arrest to file a hearing request to challenge the suspension of your drivers license. Do not make the common mistake of waiting until your first court date – the 14 day limit is triggered by your arrest. It is not tied to court proceedings.

  • 30 years of experience handling North Carolina DWI cases.
  • The experience you need to avoid paying higher insurances rates and losing your license.

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Violent Crimes

If you've been accused of a serious felony, our goal is always the complete dismissal of all charges.

Violent Crimes Attorney Raleigh NC

If this isn't possible, we will negotiate for our clients to help them avoid jail and sometimes even prosecution.

At Levinson Axford Law, you will find attorneys with extensive experience in defending clients charged with violent crimes. We know that many people charged with murder, manslaughter, or assault feel they cannot afford to hire a private attorney. Our team of defense lawyers will review your case to determine all your options and the best way to defend your case. No matter what the charges are, your defense lawyer will be experienced in defending against them.

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Vehicular Homicide

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Traffic Violations

We Can Resolve Your Traffic Violations.

Traffic Violations Raleigh NC

No matter what your ticket is for, no matter how or where you got it, our experienced traffic violations lawyers can help you. You may not even need to appear in court. You can go to work with the peace of mind that comes from having an experienced attorney representing you.

  • We will examine the evidence against you.
  • Your lawyer will work to reduce the charges and reduce the fines.
  • We will work hard to reduce all charges and keep you on the road.

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Drug Possession Defense Attorneys

We have worked on thousands of drug-related cases, you can count on personal attention to your specific case.

Drug Possession Raleigh NC

If you have been accused of a drug offense...whether possession or sales, our goal is always the complete dismissal of all charges.

You will need an experienced and thorough attorney to review all aspects of the evidence against you. Depending on the type of drug and the amount of the drug the range of punishment could be anything from probation up to life in prison for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

  • If we find any violations of the law or police procedure we will file motions to have evidence of guilt suppressed from ever being heard by a jury.
  • In many cases this leads to a complete dismissal of criminal charges.

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White Collar Crime Defense

There is no substitute for experience defending white collar crimes in North Carolina.

White Collar Crime Raleigh NC

White collar crimes are being prosecuted more vigourously than ever in North Carolina state and federal courts. While traditionally, white collar crimes were limited to embezzlement and theft, modern trends in our state and throughout the country have seen a shift in the types of white collar crimes that are prosecuted, and the resources that are committed to them.

Embezzlement charges can stem from any number of situations, including: when an employee takes money from a business by signing checks without permission, using the company credit card for personal purposes, or faking time cards or expenses vouchers. Prosecutors typically view embezzlements harshly as they represent a breach of trust. As a result, they seek a laundry list of charges such as fraudulent schemes and artifices, forgery, and theft to up the ante against the person charged.

  • With the housing market collapse, mortgage fraud is on the rise.
  • Insider trading continues be a hot topic for white call crimes for 2012 and beyond.

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Family Law

We understand that divorce and other family law issues are highly emotional and stressful.

Family Law Raleigh NC

When your financial future and your relationship with your children are at stake, you need our experienced attorneys to help you settle your life. We do what it takes to get desirable results.

We understand that litigation and trial can be stressful and costly, so we approach each case in the direction of negotiation, mediation and arbitration to help clients achieve their goals while maintaining levels of control over the outcome of their case. We are dedicated to effectively and efficiently concluding your case to enable you to get on with your life.

We cover a wide spectrum of family law matters:

  • Retirement accounts
  • Real Estate division
  • Custody

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Personal Injury

There is no substitute for experience defending white collar crimes in North Carolina.

Personal Injury & Malpractice attorney Raleigh NC

We handle all personal injury or wrongful death cases, including automobile and other motor vehicle accidents, injuries on unsafe premises, and the harm caused by insurance companies acting in bad faith.

We have decades of experience trying cases to a jury verdict and negotiating settlements that fully and fairly compensate victims of another's negligent or wrongful conduct. We will see your case through to a jury verdict or appeal if that is what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve.

We are happy to take cases on a contingency fee bases, meaning that our fee is based on a percentage of what we recover for you. If there is no recovery, we do not collect a fee.

  • Our staff in our office are fluent in Spanish
  • We welcome the opportunity to assist Spanish speaking clients

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Meet The Levinson Axford Law Managing Partners

  • Lee Levinson,
    President & Founder

    Lee Levinson is the firm's newest member. A graduate of UNC Chapel Hill where he earned varsity letterman status for wrestling & later attended Campbell School of Law, where he graduated in 2003.

    Lee currently practices in Wake, Johnston, Harnett and many of the surrounding counties of North Carolina.
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  • Joseph L. Levinson,
    President & Founder

    After graduating from Benson High, Jim Levinson attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis where he was on both the Dean's List and the Superintendent's list.

    Jim attended the University Of North Carolina School Of Law and has practiced law in Johnston, Wake and Harnett counties area for the past thirty seven years.
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  • Chad Axford,
    President & Founder

    A dedicated trial attorney with years of courtroom experience, Chad began his legal career in 1998 as a criminal defense attorney. Chad's experience greatly assists in the preparation of criminal cases for trial.

    Unlike many attorneys, Chad went straight into practice on the defense side and tries cases at the District and Superior Court levels.
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