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Underage DUI Defense Lawyer Who

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Is your child facing a juvenile DUI charge? We fight hard to safeguard their future and freedom. Call us today.

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Is Your Child Facing DUI Charges?

Call Our Raleigh Defense Lawyer to Get the Help You Need

Criminal charges are always a serious and life-changing matter, but the stakes can be raised even higher in cases involving minors and underage individuals. A juvenile delinquency could drastically change your child’s future and his or her chances of living a successful, satisfactory, and fruitful life. Because a run-in with the law could jeopardize your child’s employment options, college eligibility, and freedom, you will need to work with a highly qualified Raleigh defense lawyer who can provide your family with results-oriented defense. Call now to get started on a defense strategy.

  • 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

Results - Driven. Client - Focused.

The Powerful Defense Attorney You Deserve in Your Corner

  • Solid Track Record of Success

  • Flexible Payment Plans

  • Confident in the Courtroom

  • Free Case Evaluations

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Juvenile DUI Penalties

The penalties can be extremely high in cases involving juvenile DUI or underage drinking. When your child’s future is at stake, your choice in legal representation could mean a huge difference for your child. Make sure your child has the legal guidance and support he or she needs to get back on the right track.

  • Juvenile Detention
  • License Suspension
  • Community Service or Probation
  • Court Fees & Fines
  • Impounded Car
  • Required DUI School
  • Ignition Interlock Device
  • Increased Insurance Rates
  • Possible Jail Time

Frequently Asked Questions

Get Answers, Fast.

  • Questions

  • What is Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)?

    Answer

    BAC refers to the amount of alcohol detected in the blood stream. A person’s BAC level can be measured in multiple ways, including by breath, blood, urine, or other chemical means. Some police officers may measure BAC by asking an individual to submit to a breathalyzer test or other type of chemical test that will quantify the amount of alcohol in the blood. The legal limit is .08% BAC, but for underage drivers, this legal limit may be much lower.

  • What is a sobriety test?

    Answer

    Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) are types of tests that police officers use to determine if a driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These tests are completely voluntary and a driver can politely refuse to take them at any time.

  • Are there defenses available for my child’s case?

    Answer

    Because every state varies in how they handle underage DUI cases, you should speak with a defense attorney right away. We give you the opportunity to discuss your child’s case and their potential defense options. Regardless of the nature of the offense, we help create a custom defense strategy that is tailored to your child’s needs (long-term and short-term), and we stay focused on securing the best possible outcome.

  • Will my child go to jail?

    Answer

    Every case is different but it is highly unlikely that your child will see the inside of a jail cell. Most juvenile cases are handled in the juvenile court system, which is completely different from adult court. Some underage DUI cases may be handled in an adult court, however, depending on the circumstances (such as age). Do not risk your child’s future by going without legal representation – speak with an attorney now.

  • Possible Case Outcomes

    Charges Reduced

    There may be a chance that you can get the charges reduced, depending upon various circumstances with what exactly happened. We investigate all avenues to determine if this is possible for your child.

  • Possible Case Outcomes

    Plea Bargain

    Though prosecutors may be harsh, we utilize our skills to negotiate a lesser charge for your child. We work hard to negotiate a deal that minimizes the impact that a juvenile offense has on your child’s future.

  • Possible Case Outcomes

    Charges Dismissed

    We represent every client with the intent of helping them move forward in life with the best possible outcome. Our defense strategy is focused on helping your child walk out away with a clean slate, if possible.

How Bad Did I Really Blow?

Blood Alcohol Concentration and What it Means

  • You’re safe to drive!

    0%
  • Stages of euphoria

    .03%- .07%
  • Disorientation, confusion

    .12%- .15%
  • Unconsciousness

    .25%- .34%
  • .01%- .02%

    Behavior may seem normal

  • .08%- .11%

    Loss of critical judgment

  • .16%- .24%

    Severe impairment

  • .35%- .45%

    Death is possible

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