David Gross | Wilmington Criminal Lawyer
David Kenneth Gross
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As a former police officer, David K. Gross possesses a unique and valuable perspective that helps him build strong drunk driving and firearms-related cases. He knows firsthand how the opposition establishes their cases because he was once the opposition to criminal defense lawyers. With criminal trial experience early in his career as an attorney, David K. Gross is committed to exploring all options to protect your rights and fight for the best outcome. He will not hesitate to try your case in court.
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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
I resolved a DWI from 2012 in May of 2017. The client was originally charged with DWI for suspicion of prescription drugs. The client was leaving her home at 9:00 AM to go to the Doctor’s office. She turned around to go back to her house when she noticed her colostomy bag was leaking. Her mirror bumped a mailbox when she was making her U-turn. The client did not notice that her mirror had bumped the mailbox, as the mirror did not fold back. The police showed up at her home and arrested her for suspicion of DWI for prescription drugs. She was convicted for DWI in District Court, without the blood test results coming back from the lab. We appealed her case to Superior Court.<
Several years later, the blood test came back from the lab. Unfortunately for the State, the results were negative for all substances. In other words, she was not impaired on any substance that was tested for, as there were no intoxicants in her system. The State retested the blood, and it came back positive for anti-depressants. Despite these being non-impairing medication, the state was prepared to proceed with the trial. We hired an outside expert to analyze the test and prepare a report. Once the State realized the level of preparation we were prepared for, they agreed to reduce the charge. The client was not convicted of DWI and did not have to serve 30 days in jail.
How did you build a successful practice?
Fresh out of law school, I associated myself with an experienced attorney in Wilmington. After working with him for several years, I took my experience and opened my practice. The biggest lesson I learned from him was the importance of communicating with my clients.
What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Clients should look for an attorney who is going to give their case the proper attention and care. Look for someone who specializes in the area in which they need help. For example, I focus my practice on criminal law.
How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
Local knowledge is very important to the success of your case for several reasons. Different judges have different “pet peeves” about certain cases. Knowing the preference of the judges helps attorneys decide the route to defend their clients.
What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
In a phone consultation, I can typically map out the plan to handle their case, what sort of consequences the client is facing, and the cost of representation. Most clients find that I can answer almost all of their questions in a phone consultation.
What information do you need in a free phone consultation?
I need to know the client's name, the offense, and the circumstances surrounding the clients arrest.
What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
The biggest difference between myself and other attorneys in the community is my experience. My time as a police officer has given me a unique knowledge of law enforcement tactics and procedures.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
The most rewarding aspect of my job is when I can help a client who has given up hope. Many of my clients feel they have been treated badly by the system and no one will fight for them. I have had several clients tell me that no one has ever fought for them as hard as I did. This is how I know I did a good job for my clients.
What are your other interests in addition to law?
I have many other interests other than law. I am an avid hunter and fisherman. I love to travel and discover new cultures. I am a history fanatic/geek.
Are you involved in your community?
I am involved in many different aspects of the community. I have participated in Lawyers for Literacy, a reading program for youth. I was on the board of the Wilmington Riverfest. I am a member of the U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Commission since 2013.
|Attorney||Gross Law Group, PLLC||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||Besen & Gross, PLLC||N/A||2010 - 2013|
|Security Contractor||DoD - Middle East/South Pacific||N/A||2002 - 2007|
|Police Officer/Narcotics Officer||City of Rocky Mount, NC||N/A||1998 - 2002|
|University of North Carolina School of Law||Juris Doctor||Law School||2010|
|UNC School of Law||J.D.||N/A||2010|
|Mount Olive College||BS||Criminal Justice||2001|
|State / Court||Date|
- North Carolina Battleship Commission | Member | 2013 - Present
American Bar Association | 2012 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association | 2011 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for Justice | 2011 - Present
- University of Mount Olive | Criminal Law/Procedure | 2015
MSW Class, NC State University | Trial Procedures for Social Workers | 2012
David Gross has been a Premium Member since July 14, 2017.
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|Verified Credentials||Date Verified|
|(2011) Licensed as Attorney in North Carolina. Verified with North Carolina State Bar.||July 14, 2017|
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Wilmington, NC 28401
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