Confidence. Honesty. Experience.

When you are facing criminal charges, no matter the situation, you want an attorney who you have confidence in and that you know believes in you and your case and will fight for you.

You are not familiar with the legal system and it is important that you hire an attorney who will be honest with you about your case and the potential outcome. Too many attorneys promise unattainable results to their clients and in the end can’t come through.

Being charged with a criminal offense can be scary. You need an attorney who is familiar with the criminal justice system and who will explain to you the steps and process regarding your particular situation. You will find all of these qualities in the criminal defense attorneys at Kirk, Kirk, Howell, Cutler and Thomas, L.L.P. Jeffrey Cutler takes his cases very seriously and strives to go above and beyond to produce the best outcome for his clients, while also keeping his clients informed about their cases and their potential outcomes.

Certified Criminal Lawyers in Wendell and Raleigh

Attorney Jeffrey Cutler is a certified Legal Specialist in Criminal Law. Jeffrey offers a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience regarding the different facets of Criminal Law, from speeding tickets to capital murder charges.

Wake County Misdemeanors and Felonies

Criminal offenses are generally divided into two categories – misdemeanors and felonies. Kirk, Kirk, Howell, Cutler & Thomas can represent clients facing either of these types of charges.

Misdemeanors normally are less serious than felonies and carry penalties that are less severe. However, these charges should not be taken lightly and if convicted of a misdemeanor, an individual could face probation and a criminal record, which can hinder future employment.

Felony charges generally involve a more complex representation due to the possibility of jail time and the loss of rights resulting from a felony conviction.

Because of our law firm’s convenient location, all criminal offenses can be efficiently handled in Wake, Nash, Franklin, Johnston, and Wilson counties.

We are happy to talk to you about your case. Please call our attorneys to schedule a free consultation.

Our criminal defense lawyers in Wendell and Raleigh can handle all major and minor offenses including:


It is easy (and important) to announce a not guilty verdict and have us all chime in on the victory. What is not easy but just as important is to recognize great work that still results in a guilty verdict. Last month, Jeff Cutler, a Wake County contracting attorney, tried a case in which his client was accused of two murders. His client was 15 years old at the time of the crimes. The evidence was that the assailants were looking for some pay back against a rival gang. They shot up the house where the gang members once lived. Tragically, the new residents were a young couple and their children. The parents were killed. Jeff fought the good fight, cross-examined the informants mightily and gave great openings and closings.

After the jury found his client guilty, he then fought just as hard at the sentencing hearing that his client deserved a chance of parole one day. The judge sentenced his client to life.

I want to thank and recognize Jeff for working so hard for his client. And I thank all of you for the hard work you do every day.

-D. Tucker Charns
Regional Defender Judicial Divisions I & III NC Office of Indigent Defense

Testimonials from Our Criminal Law Clients

I think the firm, meaning Mr. Cutler and Ms. Booker, were both very personal and professional and had my best interest at heart. They always shot straight with me. A family type atmosphere if you will. That is how I felt.

– Ron P. from Zebulon, NC

As a mother, when I came to KKHCT with legal concerns I was highly impressed with the expertise, genuine concern, and personal interest that I received from everyone at the firm. There was never a time that I felt like my family was judged, reprimanded, or looked down upon because of our family needing services. KKHCT was so helpful and accommodating to us legally, financially, and personally.

– Teresa D. from Wendell, NC

From my first phone call to my consultation, Ms. Booker was so sincere and very understanding of my situation. She made us feel like regular people. She was outstanding in explaining things to us and I left feeling very relieved. I am so thankful for her help.

– Phyllis B. from Wendell, NC

KKHCT is a great law firm. Everyone made me feel like my case was number one and it showed because Jeff won my case. I always was well informed and advised concerning my case and I would not hesitate to use their firm again for any legal matter.

– Angel D. from Raleigh, NC

I would take a moment to thank Kirk, Kirk, Howell, Cutler & Thomas, L.L.P. as Jeff Cutler and Candace Seagroves handled my court cases with the utmost care and professionalism. My family and I were so worried with the accusations against me we didn't know which end was up. Their attention to detail and tenacious attitude made me feel like I was their only client. I was always kept up to date on each and every action, and was always given a detailed explanation of the legal actions taken on my behalf. Their guidance was on the mark and accurate each time. I would highly recommend Jeff Cutler as an attorney and will always rely on his expertise for any future legal actions I may need. Because of the service they provided, my family was able to relax and feel comfortable during this difficult time.

– Daniel H. from Raleigh, NC

I have used the firm of Kirk, Kirk, Howell, Cutler and Thomas on a couple of matters within the past year and have nothing but praises for their professionalism and effectiveness. In addition to the expected business results, they sincerely care about their clients no matter their station in life. I have worked with a young man since he was identified by the school system as being at risk twenty plus years ago. He has had the need for an attorney’s services several times, and Mr. Cutler and Candace have always treated him with the utmost respect, caring and professionalism. They have returned his phone calls promptly and worked with him to attain the results he needed to move his life forward in a positive manner. After dealing with other law offices, he was surprised and made to feel like he mattered to them. Every person needs to feel this advocacy when they are paying for an attorney’s services, and I appreciate so much their personal and caring treatment of him. I also have great confidence in their abilities and have appreciated so much their outcomes, friendliness and caring in my personal dealings with them. I would recommend them highly to anyone needing an attorney’s services. They are good people and great and what they do.

– Faye P. from Wendell, NC

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