Attorney Merritt Wagoner has been fighting aggressively for his clients for over 15 years. With extensive trial experience and a strong reputation in the legal community, he often secures the best possible result for his clients.

Wilmington Criminal Defense Attorney

Arrested? Call The Wagoner Law Firm, P.L.L.C. at (910) 400-8285 Today!

Choosing a criminal defense lawyer is no small matter. When your future is at stake, you want to know that your attorney understands you and your goals and is committed to fighting for the best possible outcome available to you. At The Wagoner Law Firm, P.L.L.C., you're going to work closely with our Wilmington criminal defense lawyer every step of your case. We take the time to get to know you as an individual, and to understand your goals and how you got to this point.

What Sets Us Apart

With over 15 years of experience providing personalized legal representation to our clients, The Wagoner Law Firm P.L.L.C. has the necessary resources to construct an aggressive case on your behalf. Your criminal defense case has an advantage because our lawyer obtains a successful track record in jury trials, which is a rare quality to find considering that only about 5% of US cases go to trial. If your case goes to trial, you’ll need our hard-hitting, persuasive attorney to defend you in front of jurors. We are prepared to do exactly that.

Don’t wait longer. Contact us online or call (910) 400-8285 to schedule a free consultation with our Wilmington criminal defense lawyer.

Quality Makes a Difference

4 Benefits of Hiring Us 
  • Over 15 Years of Experience
  • Work Directly with the Attorney from Start to Finish
  • Well Respected in the Legal Community
  • Free Phone or In Person Consultations - Same Day Appointments Available

Recent Case Results 

A Criminal Defense Firm with a Track Record
  • Assault by Strangulation Client Acquitted
  • Assault on a Female Case Dismissed
  • Common Law Robbery Case Dismissed
  • Driving While Impaired Case Dismissed
  • Felony Hit and Run with Injury Client Acquitted
  • First Degree Arson Case Dismissed
  • Heroin Trafficking Case Dismissed
  • Insurance Fraud Client Acquitted
  • Sexual Battery Client Acquitted
  • Statutory Rape Case Dismissed

Clients Trust The Wagoner Law Firm, P.L.L.C.

You are not alone. Countless clients have turned to us to defend their future because of our hard work ethic and dedication to every case we handle. Clients feel confident that their legal matter is in good hands because they have unparalleled access to communicate with our attorney. Whenever you need to address a question, comment, or concern about your case, our team will be there to listen. When you put your trust in us, you can trust that we’ll commit to you.

Here are several benefits of hiring a criminal defense lawyer in Wilmington, NC:

  • Provide knowledgeable legal advice and abundant resources for complex cases
  • Familiarity with the local court systems, judges, and procedures
  • Ability to investigate relevant facts for building a strong defense strategy
  • Insight into potential plea bargains or other forms of alternative sentencing
  • Identification of any possible constitutional violations
  • Negotiate with prosecutors to have your criminal charges reduced or dismissed

Wilmington criminal defense attorney Merritt Wagoner takes your case from start to finish and personally manages every detail, so nothing gets lost in the shuffle. We are one of the most available and accessible firms in the area — you’ll have access to our attorney’s personal mobile number to remain informed of your case every step of the way. Our clients can enjoy a free, same-day consultation with our well-respected Wilmington criminal defense lawyer to review their case and discuss ways in which we can negotiate for favorable results.

Reach out to us online or call (910) 400-8285 today! Our Wilmington criminal defense lawyer is ready to defend you.

  • Hands down the BEST lawyer in the Wilmington area.

    “Mr.Wagoner hands down the BEST lawyer in the Wilmington area. Very professional, always helps me with anything I need. Highly recommend!!”

    - Tom
  • Mr. Wagoner's skills delivered a finding of NOT GUILTY from the jury!

    “I simply cannot thank Mr. Wagoner enough for his expert handling of my case. This man definitely knows the law! Beyond that, he always responded quickly, gave his time selflessly, was always well ...”

    - Richard
  • He has come through in the clutch!

    “He has come through in the clutch! Merritt has gone to court for me 3 times saving my CDL from Reckless & Endangerment while doing super speeds on my Motorcycle! I've had plenty of lawyers in my young ...”

    - Joshua
  • He fought very hard to get his client the best verdict possible.

    “Mr. Wagoner provided the lest best legal defense in a very difficult case. He fought very hard to get his client the best verdict possible. He supported the family as well, explaining everything in a ...”

    - Wendy

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