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Restraining Order Cases

Temporary restraining orders are filed quickly and are often followed by full-blown hearings on permanent orders. If you are the subject of a restraining order, take swift action by contacting our law firm now.

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A restraining order is a protective court order that makes it unlawful for the individual served, or the individual named as the aggressor, to have any form of communication, contact, or surveillance of the protected party named in the restraining order. If a restraining order has been filed against you, turn to Floyd Law Offices PLLC for effective legal counsel and representation. Our Raleigh restraining order attorney can serve as your powerful voice, tenaciously pursuing the most favorable case outcome possible on your behalf. Temporary restraining orders can happen rapidly and are often followed by a hearing on a permanent order. Due to the serious and time sensitive nature of your case, we advise you to secure the assistance of our attorney as soon as possible. Refuting accusations requires admissible evidence, relevant arguments and a thorough understanding of the laws surrounding your case.

Having a skilled criminal law attorney on your side can greatly increase your chances of success.

  • 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.

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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


    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


    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


    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.

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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.”


  • “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. ”


  • “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.”


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What to Do If Someone Filed For A Restraining Order

Take the proper steps to deal with the prospect of having a restraining order issued against you. First and foremost, we advise you to obey the rules of the temporary restraining order. Even if you feel you have a strong, valid defense that may enable you to defeat attempts to turn the temporary order into a permanent one, you need to take precautions to ensure the order is obeyed. Second, get in touch with a highly skilled attorney and begin preparing for the permanent order hearing.

  • Obey the temporary restraining order.
  • Secure Legal Representation.
  • Gather Relevant Physical Evidence.
  • Assemble Record & Documents
  • Create A List Of Possible Witnesses
  • Invoke Your Right To Remain Silent

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Commonly Asked Questions

  • Questions

  • How Long Will The Restraining Order Last?


    Restraining orders generally last between 6 months to 3 years. The duration of the restraining order filed against you will heavily depend on the specifics of your case and the quality of your legal representation. Our Raleigh criminal defense attorney can improve your chances of obtaining of a positive case outcome.

  • What Consequences May I Face?


    It is a crime to knowingly violate a restraining order. If you violate the protective order, you may be imprisoned, fined or both. If the violation includes injury, the punishment will be more severe.

  • How Do I Contest A Restraining Order?


    If you have been served a restraining order, you must take immediate action. If you fail to contest the order, it will be granted and you will not be able to appeal the decision at a later date. In order to contest the order, you must fill out a CH-110 Form or a DV-120 form (depending on the type of protective order filed against you). While these forms are somewhat straightforward, we advise you to enlist the assistance of an attorney. We can ensure all paperwork is properly completed.

  • Tell Your Side of the Story

    Hire a Strong Lawyer

    By hiring a criminal defense attorney, you can make sure that your side of the story is told and that your legal rights are fully protected.

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  • How will this affect my life?

  • How serious
    is this?

  • I can't afford
    violation fines

  • Is this going on my
    criminal record?

  • Can you help?

  • I regret all of it

Let us help you cut through the noise. Our firm can help reduce your stress during this difficult time. Speak with our attorneys and get legal advice today.

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