Criminal Lawyer

Raleigh Criminal Defense Lawyer

Detwiler Law handles criminal cases of all levels, from minor misdemeanors to serious felonies. For every client, we employ a results-oriented approach based on the facts and circumstance of the individual case.

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney in Raleigh, NC

Whether you are facing criminal charges for a first-time offense or you have a criminal record that could lead to more severe consequences, Chris has the skills needed to represent you in a variety of criminal cases. The Law Office of Christopher R. Detwiler, PLLC has represented clients charged with criminal offenses throughout the Wake County area, in the following types of cases:


Simple Assault

Aggravated Assault


Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Domestic Violence

Sexual Assault and Battery


Drug Offenses

Property Crimes

Probation Violations

Traffic Violations

Benefits of Detwiler’s Criminal Defense Law Firm

Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or with a serious felony, it is vital to meet with a successful criminal defense attorney. When working with The Law Office of Christopher R. Detwiler, PLLC you are getting legal experience combined with Chris’ passion and tenacity to win your case.

Every client that comes to this firm can have the peace of mind that he or she is receiving quality legal services. Chris has extensive experience working with area prosecutors and the district attorney’s office and will focus on winning when handling the legal issues surrounding your case. While no attorney can ever guarantee an outcome, Chris will always fight your criminal charges with the focus of avoiding a guilty verdict and winning your case, whether you are facing a first-degree murder charge or a first-time traffic violation.

Types of Cases a Criminal Lawyer Can Help Defend

The Law Office of Christopher R. Detwiler, PLLC works with clients in a variety of practice areas. From misdemeanor to felony offenses, you’ll find that Chris is experienced, strategic, and talented in practicing criminal defense law in Raleigh, NC, and the surrounding areas.

Drug Crimes

Drug offenses can result in fines, imprisonment, and a criminal record that follows you around for life. Drug crimes can impact future employment and housing opportunities and wreak havoc on your life if not represented by a skilled drug crime defense lawyer. There are a variety of different types of drug charges, from possession, intent to sell, drug trafficking, and more. If you are facing a drug crime charge in Raleigh, NC, contact Chris at The Law Office of Christopher R. Detwiler, PLLC to learn about your options for legal representation.


Driving under the influence and driving while impaired are offenses that prosecutors and judges take seriously. Chris has successfully represented DWI clients and understands that one bad judgment call or mistake should not destroy your entire future and livelihood. When you work with The Law Office of Christopher R. Detwiler, PLLC you can expect the best possible defense related to your DWI case with a focus on winning and avoiding long-term repercussions.

Violent Crimes

Violent crimes often encompass assault charges that range from simple assault to more serious charges like an assault with a deadly weapon or assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Working with Chris Detwiler, you will find that there are several ways to contest violent crime charges.

Sex Crimes

Sex crimes include sexual battery, indecent liberties with a child, and rape. If you have been falsely accused of a sex crime, it’s essential to secure a legal mind who understands the unique nature of representing clients in these cases. Chris understands how a guilty verdict could uproot and destroy your life, which is why he implements the best approach to fight for you.

Property Crimes

Whether trespassing, larceny, injury to property, breaking and entering, arson, or vandalism, property crimes encompass a broad range of offenses. Chris has experience representing clients charged with a variety of different property crimes and can help you avoid a conviction.

Criminal Defense Frequently Asked Questions

You must understand your rights, and if you are arrested you have the right to remain silent and not to speak to law enforcement officers without an attorney present.

The most important thing within your control is to stay quiet when accused by law enforcement, as anything you say or do can be used against you when charged and prosecuted. If you are wrongly accused of a crime and need legal representation by a Raleigh, North Carolina attorney, Chris Detwiler at The Law Office of Christopher R. Detwiler, PLLC is here to help.

To discuss fees and payment options, please contact the office to set up a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case. At that point, Chris can have a greater picture of potential costs for your case.

Until you have your initial free consultation, the legal strategies that would work for your specific case are unknown. All criminal cases have unique, individual qualities that relate to that specific case only.

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime in North Carolina, contact the office today to get started on your journey toward proving your innocence.

At the law office of Christopher R. Detwiler, PLLC, Chris Detwiler fights on behalf of his clients with the primary goal of winning your criminal case and avoiding jail time or other detrimental long-term consequences.

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Contact Our Criminal Defense Lawyer For A Free Consultation.

Call our Raleigh criminal defense office at  (919) 526-7545 or fill out our form below to get started scheduling your free consultation with Chris today.

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