Archive for October 2010

iPad Apps for the North Carolina Criminal Lawyer

The iPad is changing the way that people practice law and, in particular, criminal law. A lawyer who might previously need to carry a statute book, a federal sentencing guidelines book, a federal criminal law book, the North Carolina sentencing guidelines, as well as the Rules of Evidence into court now can fit all of…

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Member of the Better Business Bureau

The Chetson Firm, PLLC last week applied for and received membership into the Better Business Bureau of Eastern North Carolina. In an ongoing effort to improve transparency into the criminal law, the Chetson Firm has submitted itself to the BBB’s accreditation process and with it a dispute resolution process for clients of the firm. The…

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Social Networks May Get You Into Legal Trouble

Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking tools such as MySpace, Tumblr, and so forth have made interaction on the web much easier. For a while generation of people, the web is a way to interact with friends, family and acquaintances. People can post pictures, make comments, make status updates, comment on each others “walls”. Often…

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SFSTs are part of North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) evaluated a variety of field sobriety tests to determine which ones were scientifically accurate. NHTSA identified the Southern California Research Institute as the center to conduct a thorough testing of the various field sobriety tests to determine which ones had the…

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