North Carolina Based Criminal Defense, Civil Rights and Personal Injury Lawyers

Tarlton | Polk

As experienced North Carolina criminal defense lawyers, civil rights and personal injury attorneys, we fight for the accused. Regardless of your criminal charges, we can help. We represent clients of all backgrounds, from lawyers and doctors to blue-collar workers. We treat each client with respect and understanding, and we focus on getting the best results possible.

Team Support

At Tarlton Polk, representation extends beyond the attorney-client relationship. We have an entire team dedicated to ensuring your case receives the individualized attention it deserves.

Extensive Practice

We represent clients in criminal defense, civil rights and personal injury cases in federal and state court in North Carolina and across the United States. Our caseload includes everything from misdemeanors to sex offenses, drug trafficking, first degree murder cases and other serious felonies.

Trial Expertise

Each of our criminal defense lawyers has extensive trial experience and are prepared to defend your rights in the courtroom. Our team's trial prowess will be an asset in navigating every step of your case.

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209 Fayetteville Street, Suite 105. Raleigh, NC 27601

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We have the talent, experience, and resolve to protect our clients’ best interests in either federal or state court at every stage of the case. Get to know our criminal defense lawyers and legal team.


My family hired Brad Polk to represent me in a probation violation case from out of state. Brad was a terrific lawyer. He was responsive to my family’s phone calls and gave them updates about me. He also was very well prepared for court. He listened to me and asked lots of questions. I swear I could see him thinking and putting things together as I spoke. My case was dismissed and I went home. Brad and his team followed up with me days later. It was a great experience.
- M.S
Raymond Tarlton is an amazing attorney. He was professional and very accommodating. I was always able to reach him for any questions I had, unlike other attorneys who take days to respond. He’s confident in his knowledge of the law, not to mention he won us the case! I can’t thank him enough and would easily recommend him to anyone with a legal matter. Thanks again Raymond!
I had a car accident and was recommended the lawyer Brad Polk. The truth is that from the first day I felt very comfortable, because they have Spanish-speaking staff and that helped me a lot to understand what the process would be like of my case. I was always informed of the whole process. I was calm to see with what seriousness and professionalism. Brad Polk fought for me to have a very good reward for my accident, Thank you, Brad!


Our Practices Areas

Criminal Defense

Our team of criminal defense lawyers can represent you or a loved one in many different kinds of cases.

Civil Lawsuits

We also represent clients in various areas of civil litigation, including civil rights lawsuits and personal injury claims.

Resources and News

Should I Hire a Private Defense Lawyer?

As defense attorneys we know how stressful finding out that you are being charged with a crime can be. You have a limited time to hire good legal representation to start working on your case. A lot of people do not know if they have the finances to be able to afford a private attorney…

Toxic Fume Offenses

While most drug crimes are focused on so called “controlled substances” such as trafficking heroin and cocaine, North Carolina has a set of criminal offenses for toxic fumes. These toxic fumes are not explicitly controlled substances, but can have hazardous affects on people when inhaled, sold, transported, or otherwise used. This may not seem like…

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Did you know that you can be charged for a drug crime for merely possessing products, equipment or tools that are related to illegal drug activities? Perhaps this seems obvious, such as in the case of there being actual drugs present, or for items that have a sole purpose for nothing other than illegal drug…


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