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As always, we begin our analysis by reviewing the relevant law, N.C.G.S. 20-138.1: “A person commits the offense of Impaired Driving if he drives any vehicle upon any highway, any street, or any public vehicular area within this state: While under

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Drugged Driving – or Drug DWI – is a form of “Impaired Driving,” under N.C.G.S. 20-138.1. This is the same law that the State uses to convict drunk drivers. In other words, the same law governs drunk driving and drugged driving. But, operating under the influence of drugs, and operating under the influence of alcohol, are two very different things.

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Serious cases require serious representation.
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Who we really are when no one else is watching & what we're all about.
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FLETCHER LEGAL IS A CHARLOTTE-BASED LAW PRACTICE DEDICATED TO HELPING OUR CLIENTS NAVIGATE BOTH THE JUDICIAL PROCESS, AND LIFE’S MOST DIFFICULT MOMENTS. We constantly push the limits of what’s possible when it comes to integrating technology into solo practice with the goal of reducing client fees and expanding access to law. We believe in treating people the way we want to be treated.

WE FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT RESULTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES, BUT RESULTS AREN’T EVERYTHING. We believe that relationships are key, and we only accept clients that we feel we can have a successful partnership with to reach the best results. We believe that legal emergencies rarely occur during business hours, and that it is essential for clients to have Attorney Fletcher’s personal cell phone number.

WE ACCEPT CLIENTS, NOT CASES, AND WE GO WHERE WE ARE NEEDED, ACROSS ALL 100 NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES. We stick to what we’re good at, continually pushing the envelope and streamlining process steps. We always set our clients up for the best possible outcome.

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Our values reflect the things we deem important. They determine priorities. They’re measures against which to judge our behaviors, both successes and failures. They’re our greatest sources of strength, and unending sources of discontent.

Values define who we really are, when no one else is watching.

Long before FLETCHER LEGAL was a Law Firm, it was a collection of ideas. Before ideas, only a glimmer of hope. In it’s infancy, the first step building FLETCHER LEGAL was to jot down a few fleeting thoughts I deemed essential: “if we’re going to do this, here’s how….”

Thoughts led to notes, notes led to drafts, drafts led to beliefs, and convictions, and Core Values. They’re more than words in a moleskin; they’re what motivates us to come to work everyday. They’re the reason we spent a year building this platform, before ever telling anyone. They remind us “why.”

They’re also just a start: they’re lofty, idealistic, and aspirational. They showcase our finest attributes, serving as navigational beacons to guide our thoughts, words, and actions. They reveal our best selves.

If these thoughts and beliefs intrigue you, shoot me a text. Tell me your opportunity, your fleeting thought, your hope. If we make a good team, let’s change the game, and make your opportunity your reality.

As always, I wish you nothing but luck and success, reminding you always that serious cases require serious representation.

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Although recorded in almost every religious text, crossing hemispheres and spanning the globe exists this consistent, central pillar. The way we see it, there’s nothing religious about it: it’s how we were raised.

The format for first contact with a prospective client is as follows:

  1. What’s the problem?

  2. Can I help fix the problem?

  3. Am I the best person to help fix this problem?

  4. Is the prospective client someone I can work with to achieve their stated goals?

  5. Can I win? Can I add value?

  6. Provide roadmap to meet stated objectives.

  7. Define success.

  8. Estimate costs; quote fee (preferably flat rate up front).

  9. Define clear path moving forward.

We innovate, automate, and implement, always striving to make our practice easier. We change the game, expand the map, shift target demos, and set new standards.

But, at the end of the day, we help people. Who did we help today?

We’re innovators and creators, automating routine work to focus on how to win. The goal stays the same: reduce client expenses. We don’t rely on unnecessary or unproven gimmicks, neither are we afraid of risk.

If we wake up in ten years simply to discover we’re just another law firm, we’re in the wrong profession and commit to retiring at 45.

Our most valued commodity is the trust our clients instill. Every case is the most important case in the world, because it usually is to our client.

Designed for maximum useability. Zero phone-tag. Zero missed messages.
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It’s just that simple: we’re not angels on high, we’re problem solvers. Charging a client to listen to us talk is wrong. Wrong, cheap, and wrong.

After all, a hired gun never charges by the bullet.

We’re not one-and-done traffic attorneys: we’re trusted advisors, long-term stratetgists, and partners sharing successes. Because legal emergencies rarely tend to occur during business hours, we’re always on call, always available, and always accessible.

That’s a rule.

We’re never General Practitioners. Our knowledge, while extremely narrow, runs extremely deep. When a prospect needs the best, they find us. We work ten times harder to demonstrate our value.

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We play quarterback to our client, the coach. We involve them in every play, soliciting advice and ideas, but we’re ultimately responsible for getting the ball across the goal line.

We’re trial ready whenever, wherever, we appear; never asleep at the wheel. We win unwinnable cases. We find the loophole. We bring home the “W.”

Legal services cost money; clients have a right to know how much, up front. Period.

We never implement new technology just because we can: we streamline process steps and automate workflow always seeking to reduce client expenses. We expand availability of the law, and always seek to lower overhead.

Earn trust, do good work.
Earn trust, do good work.
Earn trust, do good work.

Earn trust, do good work.

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Although we travel across the entire State of North Carolina – to each and every District and Superior Court – we are based in Charlotte. You could say that our home base consists of the following:

Serving: Mecklenburg, Union, Gaston, Cabarrus, Iredell, Rowan, Cleveland, Lincoln, Stanly, Davidson, Catawba, and Anson Counties, as well as Charlotte, Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Lake Norman, Mooresville, Troutman, Statesville, Matthews, Mint Hill, Harrisburg, Weddington, Waxhaw, Indian Trail, Monroe, Wadesboro, Wingate, Polkton, Concord, Kannapolis, China Grove, Salisbury, Lexington, Thomasville, High Point, Denver, Lincolnton, Newton, Conover, Hickory, Belmont, Lowell, Mt. Holly, Lowesville, Gastonia, Dallas, Bessemer City, Kings Mountain, Shelby, Pineville, Midland, Locust, Albemarle, Rockingham, Asheville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Raleigh, and Wilmington.

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FLETCHER LEGAL is a Charlotte-based boutique law practice hell-bent on changing the way lawyers practice law. We defend our client’s reputations, build small business, erase the past through expungement, and fight for civil rights.

When we’re not doing, we’re creating. We’re waiting for you to join us.

SERIOUS CASES REQUIRE SERIOUS REPRESENTATION. If you or someone you know has questions restoring their firearm rights, or to begin the process of restoring your gun rights now, call FLETCHER LEGAL at 704-747-7262, shoot that number a text, step into our virtual lobby for a video call, or book an appointment now for your free case evaluation. Fletcher Legal has helped clients restore North Carolina firearm rights, appeal from pistol purchase denials, and challenge concealed carry decisions. We conduct independent investigations in every case we take, which reduces denials, and ensures a smooth hearing.
VIRTUAL SERVICES REDUCE CLIENT EXPENSES. Schedule an appointment today to speak with Attorney Fletcher, either by video call, text message, or phone call. We offer flexible payment arrangements, independent investigations, and 24 x 7 emergency services. Book an appointment online now to begin building your defense.
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