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Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all non-essential Criminal District Court and Criminal Superior Courts, will automatically be continued at least thirty days in an effort
t’s Official! As of February 7, 2020, FLETCHER LEGAL, PLLC is officially registered as a North Carolina Law Firm! More on this to follow!
ADVICE & BLOGROLL
In North Carolina, if you’re absolutely hammered, try and find a Segway instead of an electric scooter; it might just save you a DWI charge!
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
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.
DEVELOPERS & COLLABORATORS
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.
SERIOUS. AGGRESSIVE. EXPERIENCED. DEFENSE COUNSEL.
THE ODDS ARE NOT IN YOUR FAVOR: criminal cases in this state are titled “THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA VERSUS YOU.”
THINK ABOUT THAT FOR JUST A MOMENT. The entire weight of the State – with their endless resources, their salaried, professional witnesses, their teams of trained investigators, officers, legislators, jurists, and taxpayers – all of them are coming after you. It’s an overwhelming, and lonely, experience.
- Drug Sale;
- Drug Trafficking;
- Domestic Violence;
- White Collar Crimes;
- Sex Crimes;
- Weapons Offenses;
- Probation Violations;
- Parole Revocations;
CRIMINAL DEFENSE REPRESENTATION
Many clients don’t realize the serious collateral consequences that oftentimes follow traffic convictions. This includes driver license suspensions, increased insurance premiums, and DMV points. Simply “paying-off” a speeding ticket, or other “waivable” charge, has the same effect as pleading guilty to the crime as-is. Don’t ever plead (or pay-off) a traffic offense without first speaking to an experienced North Carolina traffic attorney.
Driving While Impaired (DWI) is a serious crime that carries mandatory license revocation, and (in the presence of 1 or more grossly aggravating factors) mandatory jail time. At Fletcher Legal, we are frequently able to help clients get their driver license back up until the court date which ultimately resolves the charge. We line our clients up for success: meaning that we are oftentimes able to help clients obtain limited driving privileges, allowing them to get to-and-from work and school. Don’t wait another day – call Fletcher Legal now for your free case analysis.
MISDEMEANORS ∙ DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES
The vast majority of crimes heard in North Carolina courts are misdemeanors, which appear more than 3 times as often as felonies. Simply being charged with certain domestic violence offenses carries serious reprocussions, including a prohibition on purchasing firearms. If you’ve been charged with Assault on Female, Communicating Threats, Injury to Personal Property, Violating a 50B Order (Domestic violence Restraining Order), or any other domestic violence offense, call Fletcher Legal today for your free case evaluation.
THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM RARELY SHOWS MERCY TOWARDS THOSE CHARGED WITH IMPAIRED DRIVING. Whether you’ve been accused of Drunk Driving, Drugged Driving, Boating While Impaired, Driving after consuming < 21, or even Driving after consuming lawfully prescribed medication, the consequences are all equally serious. The State will attack you with every tool in their arsenal. If you are found guilty, or plead guilty to Impaired Driving, you’re facing serious, and long-lasting consequences, including:
- Having a permanent criminal record;
- Professional License Revocation or Suspension;
- Expensive Fines;
- House Arrest;
- Supervised Probation;
- Unsupervised Probation;
- Community Service;
- Jail or Prison Sentence;
- CAM (Continuous Alcohol Monitoring) Bracelet;
- Court Costs;
- Mandatory Substance Abuse Treatment;
- Ankle Monitor;
- Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation.
IMPAIRED DRIVING CHARGES ARE EXTREMELY TECHNICAL, PERHAPS MORE SO THAN MURDER. Driving While Impaired [DWI] (also called Driving Under the Influence [DUI], Drugged Driving [Drug DWI] or simply “Impaired Driving”) are perhaps the most technical crimes in the entire State Code. And beating a DWI charge, contrary to popular belief, has nothing to do with how much you blew, what the cops found in your car, or or whether you were driving on a suspended or valid license. These cases, more so than any other, depend entirely on the most minute of details only a trained professional would possibly recognize.
HOW A LAWYER CAN HELP WITH YOUR CRIMINAL CHARGE(S)
Experienced lawyers know what facts will mitigate the damage at sentencing, and can be the difference between community service and active jail time.
WHERE WE GO: GEOGRAPHIC PRACTICE AREAS
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.