Charns Law Office

Criminal Defense
Asserting Your Constitutional and Human Rights
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Your Constitutional Rights Are Important.

Let us fight for you.

A firm founded on Experience – Expertise – Commitment

Choosing a law firm is highly personal, and maybe frightening. I aim to ease your fears. Click here to learn more about the firm’s background and ethos.

Our Attorney

The lawyer you pick matters. Here’s what our firm has accomplished.

This Firm In Trial

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Ask Yourself…

Has your Durham, N.C. attorney tried complicated and serious felony cases involving cross-racial identification issues, used experts that uncovered racial bias by police and created special jury instructions tailored to clients’ cases?

Has your Durham attorney defended folks falsely charged with shooting, assaulting or resisting police officers, charges brought after the accused had been beaten or threatened by the police?

Has your Durham attorney litigated against the FBI, sued a sitting District Attorney and gone up against police departments, company police and sheriffs?

Has your Durham attorney published a book that revealed the FBI spied on the U.S. Supreme Court and blackmailed a sitting justice?

Has your Durham attorney helped argue a clemency case that got a man off Death Row?

Or written scores of appellate briefs and argued state and federal cases?

Represented Durham Police Department employees who were falsely accused of crimes and then wiretapped by their own department?

Our law firm has done all of that and more in over 30 years of law practice. Maybe you don’t want that kind of lawyer because not every lawyer is the best for every case or every situation. Every client and every case situation is different, individual and unique. Pick a lawyer for the job you need done.

Unless you use your constitutional rights in a timely and proper manner, you can lose them.

Consulting an experienced, skilled criminal lawyer can help you get control of your situation.

Your rights matter. Your life matters. Let us fight for you.

We’re On Your Side

There are no guarantees except the promise to work hard and fight hard to vindicate your rights. If you’re looking for a Durham lawyer who doesn’t play golf with prosecutors (though he does play hockey), you’ve come to the right law firm.

What happens when a white cop threatens to kill a young Black man?  The victim is tried on trumped up charges.  Who are you going to call to stop the frame up? 

Set Up a Consultation With Us

Contact Charns Law Office to set up a consultation about your legal issue or legal problem that took place in Durham County. We are not accepting civil cases from outside Durham County. An in person consultation and contract is necessary before Charns Law Office agrees to represent anyone; the firm doesn’t give legal advice over the phone or through email.

Durham attorney Alex Charns looks forward to helping you.