Ben Hiltzheimer

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina

Hiltzheimer Law Office, PLLC
Ben Hiltzheimer
Hiltzheimer Law Office, PLLC

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in North Carolina since: 2011

Education: The George Washington University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023

Hiltzheimer Law Office, PLLC

19 W Hargett St
Suite 508
Raleigh, NC 27601 Visit website

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Attorney Ben Hiltzheimer is the founder and managing partner of Hiltzheimer Law Office, PLLC, which has law offices in Durham and Raleigh, North Carolina. A top-ranked trial lawyer with more than 15 years of total legal experience, Mr. Hiltzheimer focuses his practice exclusively on criminal defense, and he provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the Greater Triangle area who stand accused of DUI/DWI and the full spectrum of criminal offenses, from misdemeanors to serious, complex felonies.

Early in his legal career, Mr. Hiltzheimer worked with the federal Public Defender Service, and received widespread praise for his efforts with the Innocence Project as well as for his remarkable litigation skills. Since entering private practice, he has continued his mission to defend those in dire need of quality, professional defense counsel, and he has achieved a long record of securing successful outcomes for his clients efficiently and cost-effectively.

Honored for his success, Mr. Hiltzheimer has received designation as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer and Top 40 Under 40 from The National Trial Lawyers as well as a Top 40 Under 40 ranking from the American Society of Legal Advocates. Attorney At Law Magazine named him Criminal Defense Attorney of the Month, and North Carolina Advocates for Justice named him a Rising Star in 2019. He also received Avvo's Clients' Choice award in 2013, 2019, 2020, and 2021..

Mr. Hiltzheimer received degrees in philosophy and cognitive science from the University of Georgia in 1999. He then attended The George Washington University Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2006. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina, and he is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice's Criminal Defense Section, as well as the 16th Judicial District Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

Practice areas

Criminal defense, Criminal defense: DUI/DWI

Focus areas

Drug & alcohol violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Sex offenses, DUI/DWI

  • 50% Criminal defense
  • 50% Criminal defense: DUI/DWI

First Admitted: 2006, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.hiltzheimer.com/about-us/ben-hiltzheimer/

Verdicts/Settlements:
  • DWI case dismissed, Wake County District Court, July 2021, Defendant's Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Probable Cause for Arrest granted by the Court
  • Not Guilty, DWI, Wake County District Court, June 2021, Defendant was found Not Guilty of Driving While Impaired following a trial in District Court
  • February 2021, Negotiated felony charge in the Eastern District of North Carolina under 18 U.S. Code 1001 to a misdemeanor with probation only and no prison term
  • Not Guilty verdict on DWI in District Court trial, November 2020, Chatham County District Court
  • Motion to Suppress Granted, DWI charge dismissed for lack of Probable Cause, February 2020, Wake County District Court
  • Not Guilty verdict in DWI bench trial. March 2019, Wake County District Court
  • Suppression motion granted, DWI case dismissed, January 2019, Wake County District Court
  • Motion to Dismiss 9-count felony indictment granted, case remanded to District Court for entry of judgment, April 2018, Durham County Superior Court
  • Motion to Dismiss DWI granted, November 2018, Durham County Superior Court
  • Not Guilty verdict in DWI jury trial, October 2018, Wake County Superior Court
  • Motion to Dismiss Granted, DWI case dismissed, September 2018, Granville County District Court
  • Not Guilty verdict in DWI bench trial, January 2018, Wake County District Court
  • Suppression Motion granted, DWI case dismissed, November 2017, Durham County Superior Court
  • Suppression Motion granted, DWI case dismissed, July 2016, Wake County Superior Court
  • Suppression Motion granted, DWI case dismissed, May 2016, Wake County District Court
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Criminal Defense Section Member
  • North Carolina
  • Federal Courts: Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina
  • 16th Judicial District Bar Association
  • NCAJ Membership Co-Chair, 2021
  • NCAJ Panel Speaker: Starting and Running a Law Office, November 2017
  • NCAJ CLE Presentation: Standard Field Sobriety Test Manual: What You Need to Know, February 2016
Educational Background:
  • University of Georgia - B.A. in Philosophy and Cognitive Science, 1999
Honors/Awards:
  • Selected as a Rising Star by North Carolina Advocates for Justice in October 2019, featured in Trial Briefs Magazine, Rising Star, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2019
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice Award, 2013, 2015
  • Top 40 under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Top 40 under 40, National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers
  • Recipient, Attorney At Law Magazine Criminal Defense Attorney of the Month

Office location for Ben Hiltzheimer

19 W Hargett St
Suite 508
Raleigh, NC 27601

Phone: 919-899-9404

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023

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