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Misdemeanor Defense in Raleigh

We Are a Local Firm Devoted to Protecting Your Freedom

Few things can be more stressful than being accused of committing a crime. If you or someone you love has been arrested for a misdemeanor offense in the Raleigh area, our criminal defense attorney is prepared to help guide your steps through the legal process. Even though a misdemeanor may not always result in jail time, the negative implications can create serious obstacles, like professional backlash or strains in personal relationships. It is our primary goal to help minimize – or completely avoid – the penalties associated with a misdemeanor conviction. Call (919) 336-1895!

  • 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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Misdemeanor Penalties & What They Mean

Prosecutors are highly trained in the art of securing conviction. Though prosecutors will be mostly open for negotiation, some will try to seek the maximum penalties in an effort to make an example out of your case. Do not leave your future to chance.

  • Time in county jail
  • Excessive fines & court fees
  • Court mandated community service
  • Probation, in certain cases
  • Permanent criminal record
  • Immigration consequences

Frequently Asked Questions

What You Need to Know About Your Case

  • Questions

  • Will I go to jail if I was arrested?

    Answer

    No, not necessarily. Although each county may have slightly different booking processes, you may be placed in a holding cell until you have been read your official charges during your arraignment (first hearing before a judge). A jail or prison sentence can only be brought if you have been found guilty and convicted by a jury or judge, or if you have pled to a charge with a jail sentence involved.

  • If I’m not guilty, why do I need a lawyer?

    Answer

    At Floyd Law Offices PLLC, we always assume our clients to be innocent until proven guilty, and we will always represent them as such. Even if you know that you are not guilty, you will be facing off against highly trained Prosecutors and District Attorneys. It is their primary motivation to utilize the State’s resources to obtain a conviction and penalize you accordingly.

  • What is the difference between a misdemeanor and felony?

    Answer

    Criminal offenses can be categorized in multiple ways, and this includes misdemeanor charges and felony charges. Misdemeanors are considered to be lesser offenses, and typically result in a jail sentence equal to or less than 1 year. On the other hand, felonies are much more severe and can carry lengthy prison sentences.

  • What are my rights after an arrest?

    Answer

    We believe that knowledge can be the strongest defense. If you have been arrested, know that you have the right to remain silent and you have the right to request an attorney. Both of these things (also known as your Miranda Rights) ultimately protect your 5th Amendment Right to avoid self-incrimination.

  • Possible Case Outcomes

    Charges Dismissed

    We work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome, including getting your criminal charges completely dismissed, acquitted, or dropped.

We Hear Your Concerns. You Aren’t Alone.

Let Us Help You Understand What to Expect

  • Am I
    going to jail?

  • How serious
    is this?

  • I can't afford
    to pay the fines

  • Is this going on my
    criminal record?

  • Can you help?

  • I regret all of it

We know what makes our clients lay awake and sleepless at night. Get the peace of mind you need. Call (919) 336-1895 to get the sound legal advice you need.

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