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State Criminal Defense

Being a former Assistant District Attorney in Mecklenburg County and a former law clerk with the United States Attorney’s Office (Criminal Division) for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Harold understands the complexities of navigating through delicate investigatory or regulatory processes. With over 20 years of experience practicing law, Harold is a seasoned criminal defense attorney that consistently seeks to favorably and promptly influence the outcome of the legal challenge you or your organization faces. Mr. Cogdell has been consistently recognized by the National Trial Lawyers organization as one of the Top 100 trial attorneys in North Carolina. Also, Harold understands and appreciates how critically important maintaining integrity and strengthen mutually respectful relationships with judicial officials, prosecutors and other members of the bar can be to assisting clients obtain desired results. 

An in depth understanding of criminal law and procedural processes can be the difference in the outcome of any case. In many instances, Harold has been able to assist governmental officials to quickly sift through unfounded allegations and aid law enforcement officials in developing a more accurate understanding of the facts thereby bringing closure to investigations before formal charges are brought that may cause irreparable harm to a client’s reputation.  Mr. Cogdell has handled hundreds of District Court bench trials and dozens of Superior Court jury trials in state courts throughout North Carolina.  Harold has handled misdemeanor or felony cases in Mecklenburg, Wake, Guildford, Cumberland, New Hanover, Buncombe, Onslow, Anson, Union, Cabarrus, Iredell, Gaston, Rowan, Davidson, Catawba, Pitt, Wayne and Cleveland Counties.  Attorney Cogdell will never take your reputation, freedom or future lightly.

Attorney Harold Cogdell, Jr. routinely handles matters in State District and Superior Court Including:

•      Embezzlement & Corporate Malfeasance
•      Driving While Impaired (DWI)
•      Domestic Violence Offenses (Assault on a Female, AWDW, Stalking & Communicating Threats)
•      Homicide Offenses- 1st and 2nd degree and Manslaughter
•      Credit Card Fraud & Identity Theft
•      Uttering a Forged Instrument, Larceny & Obtaining Property by False Pretense
•      Weapons & Firearms Offenses
•      Serious Assaults (AWDWIKISI) & Robbery (RWDW) Offenses
•      Rape and Other Sexual Offenses
•      Drug Trafficking, PWISD and Drug Possession Offenses
•      Possession of Stolen Goods & Breaking and Entering
•      Revoked License (DWLR), Reckless Driving, Speeding & other Traffic offenses

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