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Knowledgeable Defense Attorneys Who Stand with People Facing Criminal Charges in Fayetteville

Maximizing your options when you are charged with a crime

When you are facing criminal charges in Fayetteville, the prosecutors and police are never on your side. The only ally you have is an experienced criminal defense attorney. With his experience as a former prosecutor, Jeffrey Null knows how the process works and how police and prosecutors operate. That is why, as a client of Devan & Null PLLC, you are in good hands, because you have a criminal defense advocate in your corner with decades of experience on both sides of the process.

Our North Carolina criminal defense practice provides the help you need

Our practice is focused on handling the following types of common, but still serious, criminal charges that people in North Carolina frequently face, and on helping our clients navigate the complex North Carolina state criminal court system: 

  • Driving while intoxicated (DWI) — Anyone who drinks socially can potentially face a DWI charge, even if they think they are being careful. North Carolina DWI laws are strict, and police departments make enforcement a priority. A DWI is much more than a routine traffic violation. It carries with it serious penalties upon conviction, so counsel from an experienced Fayetteville defense attorney is essential.
  • Domestic violence — A domestic violence charge is serious and can have far-reaching impacts. It can greatly affect the outcome of child custody and divorce proceedings. A court can also issue a protective order that evicts you from your home, confiscates your firearms or other property, and restricts your freedom in other areas. That is why anyone accused of domestic violence needs an experienced advocate on their side.
  • Probation violations — Probation allows certain offenders to serve a period under the supervision of a probation officer in lieu of jail time. Probation comes with conditions, such as abstaining from drugs and alcohol, not traveling outside the state, maintaining employment, and avoiding additional criminal activity. If a probation officer accuses you of violating any of these conditions, a judge can extend your probation, attach additional conditions, hold you in contempt of court, or even send you to jail.
  • Reckless driving and other traffic violations — Reckless driving is one of the most commonly charged and broadly defined traffic violations, and if you’re convicted of this charge in North Carolina, you could face jail time or fines. Too many traffic citations of any kind, over time, can lead to a lengthy license suspension, which is why you need skilled legal defense to fight for you.

If you are facing a Felony or Misdemeanor criminal charge, regardless of the circumstances, our attorneys can ensure the criminal justice system is treating you fairly. We make sure you do not receive higher penalties than those legally required, or worse, accept penalties for a crime you did not commit.

Clearing your record in North Carolina

A criminal record — even one of an arrest without a conviction — can haunt you for the rest of your life. Under certain limited circumstances, North Carolina allows individuals with records to have them sealed or expunged. Among other circumstances, people charged with a crime who are later acquitted can move to have their records expunged. Contrary to what many people assume, however, this process is not automatic. We can help determine if you qualify for expungement and then guide you through the process.

Consult our Fayetteville criminal law attorneys for help fighting a criminal charge

Even a minor criminal charge should be handled by an experienced defense attorney. Devan & Null PLLC makes legal counsel practical and affordable so that no one in North Carolina has to face the criminal justice system alone. Our office is located on 103 Fountainhead Lane in Fayetteville, North Carolina, blocks from the Hay Street exit of US 401. We are available by appointment from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call 910-745-6645 or contact us online.

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  • North Carolina Office
    103 Fountainhead Lane
    Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
    Phone: 910-486-6855
    Fax: 910-486-6858
Client Testimonials
  • "Changed My Life:- Laura represented me as a Father in a custody case for my son when he was a baby. My wife had serious issues, but I did not believe a father could win a custody case. Laura tried my case for 5 days and I won primary custody. She focused 100% of her time and energy into preparing and my trying my case. She helped change my life and my now teenage son’s life for the better because of her dedication to my case. "  -John D.

  • "Above And Beyond:- Ms. Devan went above and beyond helping me obtain custody of my son. She is extremely knowledgeable and well versed in child custody law. I am grateful to have had her as an advocate for me in family court. "  -Jay

  • "Truly Amazing:- What a truly amazing attorney! Thank you so much! You took what I thought would be an impossible case and totally walked in and showed them who was in control! Not only did we win big, but I was proud to call you my attorney. Your experience and confidence definitely paid off. I will be sure to refer you to others. "  -Tisha

  • "Tough Attorneys:- Jeff and I played varsity football together for 3 years in high school. I have hired him to handle my legal matters He's as tough in the courtroom as he was on the football field. Jeff had my back and he will have yours. "  -Charles D.