Wrongly Accused of a Crime?
At the Law Office of Christopher R. Detwiler, PLLC, Chris handles all of the court proceedings personally. He represents people accused of anything from a minor traffic ticket up to first-degree murder. Chris is not the type of criminal defense attorney who just wants to collect a fee, plead his client guilty, and move on to the next case. He is a criminal defense attorney because he cares about people who have been accused, he enjoys taking cases to trial, and he loves winning. If you are charged with a traffic or criminal offense in Wake County, North Carolina, or the surrounding area, call us today to set up a free initial consultation. You make the call, and Chris will handle the rest.
During the free initial consultation, Chris will tell you more about himself and listen carefully to your story. He will also explain any potential defenses and how they may or may not apply in your case. Chris will then review all of the potential outcomes and the possible consequences that you will face if you are convicted. Finally, Chris will quote you a fee, and answer any questions you have. Then you are free to decide whether or not you want to hire Chris to handle your case. If you have been charged with a traffic or criminal offense in Raleigh, or the surrounding areas, then set up a consultation and let Chris explain to you the details of your situation and what he can do to help.
Types of Criminal Law Cases
In Wake County and the surrounding areas, Chris handles four general types of criminal cases: DWI, felony, misdemeanor, and traffic.
Driving While Impaired (DWI)cases comprise a large percentage of the cases that Chris handles. While DWI is the most common offense, related charges include Driving After Consuming Alcohol While Under Twenty-One Years of Age, Habitual Driving While Impaired, Felony Serious Injury by Motor Vehicle, and Felony Death by Motor Vehicle. For more information on DWI cases, please click here.
Felony cases in Wake County require an experienced criminal defense attorney like Chris who will take your case seriously and pay careful attention to the details. While a significant percentage of felony cases do not result in even a single day in jail, more serious felony offenses can lead to prison sentences. Some of the most frequently charged felony offenses in the Raleigh area include Possession of Controlled Substances, Obtaining Property by False Pretenses, Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury, Assault by Strangulation, Kidnapping, Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Rape, and Murder. Chris handles all levels of felonies, and you can learn more about felony charges here.
Misdemeanor cases in North Carolina are criminal cases that are not designated as felonies. A misdemeanor charge is less serious than a felony but still requires proper handling to avoid any potential negative consequences. Common misdemeanor cases in the Raleigh area include Larceny, Possession of Marijuana, Simple Assault, Assault on a Female, Injury to Property, and Resisting a Public Officer. You can read more about misdemeanor cases here.
Traffic cases are some of the most frequently charged in the Raleigh area. For many people, a simple traffic ticket is their only prior interaction with the criminal justice system. Depending on the severity of the charge, the focus of traffic cases relates to either insurance consequences, license consequences, or both. Common traffic violations in Wake County include Speeding, Reckless Driving, Hit and Run, and Flee to Elude. Chris has handled thousands of traffic tickets over the years, and you can obtain more information about these traffic offenses here.
Contact us today for your free consultation.