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Doug is a former prosecutor and Board-Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law. As a former Buncombe County prosecutor, he now represents and defends people that have been charged with a crime across Western North Carolina.

Doug has vast experience in the local criminal justice system having served as an Assistant District Attorney for over 10 years. Doug worked his way through the ranks of the District Attorney’s office ultimately holding the position of First Assistant District Attorney. He has handled cases ranging from misdemeanors to murder. Doug has tried a substantial number of cases to a jury verdict and handled hundreds of cases before a judge. His experience in the courtroom and court system is unparalleled. Doug is now putting to use his experience, knowledge, and training defending individuals charged with a crime.

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With over 10 years of experience in Asheville, Buncombe County, and Western North Carolina, Doug is well familiar with the court system and process. He will help you navigate your unique situation through any defense process. Contact us by calling today.

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Western North Carolina’s Criminal Defense Lawyer

Serious criminal charges in Asheville and Western North Carolina require an experienced, competent, and respected criminal defense attorney. Doug Edwards worked as a prosecutor in Asheville, North Carolina for over 10 years where he developed a deep understanding and working knowledge of the court system.

Doug Edwards is a Board-Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law and the Former First Assistant District Attorney for Buncombe County. It is important to hire a criminal defense lawyer who has the experience to effectively navigate the system, and advise you based on high-level training and experience.

We provide comprehensive criminal defense representation. We will work hard to ensure you understand the process and will advise you of the potential outcome in your case. Doug will work alongside you to develop a sound legal strategy to address your specific situation. Call us today to put a former prosecutor and board-certified specialist on your team.

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When you need a criminal defense lawyer in Asheville, you want to work with someone that’s invested in securing the best results for you – whether it’s reducing the charges, dismissal, or a not-guilty verdict. A criminal defense lawyer from Doug Edwards Law will provide the dedicated, high-quality legal representation you need.

Doug Edwards is a former Buncombe County prosecutor and a Board-Certified Specialist in North Carolina Criminal Law. Doug and his team will use their unparalleled courtroom experience to fight for you.

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