780-A N.W. Broad St, Suite 200
Southern Pines, North Carolina 28387

Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law

For over 25 years, Richard J. Costanza has served Moore County and the surrounding area as a criminal defense attorney. He will aggressively defend you against all allegations, ranging from speeding tickets, DWIs, drug charges, assault cases, and felony charges. Mr. Costanza was recognized by the North Carolina State Bar as a specialist in State Criminal Law in 2007. This recognition is held by a very small percentage of attorneys in North Carolina. To achieve this honor, Mr. Costanza had to demonstrate his expertise to judges, prosecutors, fellow defense attorneys, and the North Carolina State Bar.

Mr. Costanza also has an extensive practice in the appellate courts of North Carolina. He has appeared before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and North Carolina Supreme Court on multiple occasions, often representing clients the Office of the Appellate Defender entrusted him to defend. To receive appointments from this office, Mr. Costanza had to demonstrate his ability to effectively represent clients during the appellate stages of their cases. This experience has given him a greater insight into defending cases at the trial level, knowing what mistakes lead to convictions.

Mr. Costanza considers all legal issues and defenses available to each client, and he strives to leave his client in a better position than when they contacted his office.

Mr. Costanza handles violent crimes, sexual assault cases, probation violations, traffic tickets, domestic violence charges, and expunctions.