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Fight Potential DUI Penalties.

The penalties associated with a DUI conviction are serious. We can help minimize or avoid the negative impact they can have on your life.

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Defending Against DUI Charges in Raleigh

Understanding DUI & the Penalties

At Floyd Law Offices PLLC, we understand that individuals who have been pulled over and arrested for DUI or charged with drunk driving can be feeling incredibly uncertain about what the future holds. No matter your walk of life, any type of criminal charge could put things in perspective: What about your future? What about your freedom? What happens next? Our Raleigh DUI defense attorney is prepared to answer your questions and make sure you understand your defense options. It is our goal to help minimize or completely avoid the consequences associated with a DUI charge.

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  • Meet Chris Floyd

    Criminal Defense Attorney

    Chris Floyd is a seasoned criminal lawyer with years of trial and litigation experience. He has represented people from all walks of life, and has defended thousands of criminal cases. He has tried and won not guilty verdicts in cases that have ranged from misdemeanors to first-degree murder.

    Chris’ experience is unique in the sense that he is not a former prosecutor. In fact, he has never prosecuted a criminal case. Instead, he is a career criminal defense lawyer who has sat behind the defense table, and fought for the accused in every case he has handled.

    Chris is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and is admitted to practice before all North Carolina State Courts and several federal courts, including the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Standing Up for The Criminally-Accused

Case Wins & Victories

  • State of North Carolina v. A.L - DWI

    Not Guilty

    Charge: Driving While Impaired (DWI) Client was pulled over for speeding and charged with Driving While Impaired after failing standardized field sobriety tests and blowing over the legal limit on both a preliminary breath test and on the Intox EC/IR II breathalyzer machine. This client had a previous DWI conviction within seven years and was facing mandatory jail time.

  • State of North Carolina v. K.H. - DWI

    Dismissed

    Charges: Driving While Impaired and Speeding. Client was charged with DWI and speeding after she was pulled over for speeding and subsequently failed all standardized field sobriety test and blew well over the legal limit. After she was arrested, she allegedly refused to submit to a chemical analysis. If she was found to have willfully refused the chemical analysis, her license would be take from her for one year even if she was acquitted of DWI. Defendant requested a hearing on the refusal with the DMV, which was held, and demanded a trial on her case. At trial, the defense objected to the State’s motion to continue, which was denied by the court.

  • State of North Carolina v. A.M. - Criminal Defense

    Not Guilty

    Charges: Violation of a Domestic Violence Protective Order Client was charged with violating a domestic violence protective order and for being in contempt of court. After a hearing, the Judge found the accusing witness to not be credible.

  • State of North Carolina v. L.C. - DWI

    Dismissed

    Charges: DWI and Reckless Driving to Endanger Client was charged with Driving while impaired and reckless driving after she was alleged to have caused an accident that resulted in the hospitalization of multiple people. Due to the facts of the case, a conviction would have resulted in mandatory active jail sentence.

  • State of North Carolina v. B.W. - DWI

    Dismissed

    Charge: Driving While Impaired (DWI) Client accused of Driving While Impaired after he was stopped for speeding and allegedly exhibiting poor driving. Client was alleged to have failed standardized field sobriety tests and blew over the legal limit on a preliminary breath test and on the Intox EC/IR II breathalyzer machine after his arrest.

  • State of North Carolina v. L.L. - DWI

    Voluntarily Dismissed

    Charge: Driving While Impaired (DWI) Client accused of Driving While Impaired after he drove through a checkpoint, failed all standardized field sobriety tests, and blew over the legal limit on the Intox EC/IR II breathalyzer machine.

The Attorney to Call When Your Freedom is on the Line

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “Chris Floyd told me that he "would fight for me." He successfully got a larceny charge dismissed. HIRE Chris Floyd because the other attorneys want to make a quick buck but Chris Floyd will work hard and fight for you!”

  • “Handled my DUI case with the most uttermost professionalism. Highly recommended. Young, smart and aggressive lawyer. Was easily accessible and defends you to the end.”

    Edgar

  • “Chris is an amazing attorney. Not only is he available day and night but he is also very professional and detailed oriented. Young and eager but also smart and responsible. Drug possession AND DUI both dismissed with no penalty. Couldn't be happier. ”

    Crystal

  • “He is amazing and without going into detail , my charges were serious and he was able to have them dismissed and he is helping me get them expunged.”

    Carol

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  • Solid Track Record of Success

  • Flexible Payment Plans

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Common Penalties

Unlike most criminal cases, DUI cases will often involve two different processes: criminal and administrative. This means that individuals who have been arrested for a drunk driving offense could be subject to two types of penalties. When the stakes are high, you will need to work with a defense lawyer who understands how to navigate both sides of a DUI case.

  • Jail or Prison Time
  • License Suspension
  • Multiple Court Hearings
  • Court Fees & Fines
  • Possible License Revocation
  • Impounded Car
  • Required AA Classes
  • Ignition Interlock Device
  • Increased Insurance Rates

Frequently Asked Questions

Get the Answers You Need, Fast.

  • Questions

  • Will I be penalized if I refuse to take a chemical test?

    Answer

    Almost all states implement what are known as “Implied Consent Laws.” In the simplest definition, implied consent basically means that all legally licensed drivers have agreed to take and complete a blood, breath, or chemical test when asked by law enforcement (upon obtaining a valid license). This means that you must cooperate and subject to a chemical test if an officer suspects you of drunk driving. Refusal to take this test could result in an immediate suspension of your driver’s license.

  • Are penalties more severe for commercial drivers?

    Answer

    It depends. Any type of criminal arrest can be serious for a person who relies on his or commercial license for his or her career. This is also true for other professionals, such as teachers, doctors, or others who rely on security clearance for their job. If you depend on a commercial license (CDL) for your job, however, you could be facing an immediate revocation of your license and your livelihood could be at stake. Speak with us immediately to determine the next steps you can take to help reduce the negative impact of a DUI arrest.

  • What is an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)?

    Answer

    An IID is a type of device that may be required to be installed in the vehicle of a driver who has been convicted of DUI. The device will prevent a driver from operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol by requiring a breath sample prior to starting the vehicle or while the vehicle is running. If the device detects an elevated BAC level, the vehicle will not start.

  • Why do I need to hire a defense lawyer?

    Answer

    There are numerous working parts involved in a DUI-related offense, and many of these working parts have to do with serious administrative penalties, court fees, insurance problems, licensing issues, jail time sentences, and more. To increase your chances of avoiding these negative consequences, you should involve a defense lawyer in your case sooner rather than later. Fast, proactive action can help minimize or completely eliminate penalization.

Pulled Over for DUI? Learn How to Protect Your Rights!

  • Immediately pull over and cooperate with police officers.
  • Show your license, registration, and proof of insurance.
  • If officers ask questions, remember you have the right to remain silent.
  • If you are arrested, an officer may ask you to take a chemical test.
  • Refusal of a chemical or blood test is against the law.
  • Refusal could result in the immediate license revocation.
  • Booking may include jail, detox, or hospital treatment.
  • Request an administrative hearing to prevent license suspension.
  • Speak with an attorney within 24 hours of your arrest

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