Lawyers For The Accused
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who we are

Raymond Tarlton and Brad Polk are Raleigh state and federal criminal defense lawyers that have the talent, experience, and resolve to protect its clients’ best interests at every stage of the case when facing the most serious of charges.

They are invaluable assets to have on your side whether you are facing an investigation, federal grand jury subpoena, formal criminal charges, indictment, trial by jury, sentencing, post-conviction claims such as federal 2241, 2254 & 2255 habeas corpus relief motions, or the daunting appellate process in either a state or federal case.

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what we do

“The Habeas Corpus secures every man here, alien or citizen, against everything which is not law, whatever shape it may assume.” – Thomas Jefferson

our lawyers

Raymond Tarlton


Raymond Tarlton has over seven years of experience, first as a state court prosecutor and then a criminal defense attorney in both federal and state courts. Raymond was co-defense counsel in a high-profile first degree murder trial that received national media attention. read more

Brad Polk


Brad Polk - Partner
Brad grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina and graduated from Greensboro Day School. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from North Carolina State University and his law degree from the University of Mississippi. read more