Archive for November 2017

Civil Asset Forfeiture Corruption in NY

Suffolk County prosecutors accepted “bonuses” paid out of civil asset forfeiture proceeds: Bonus recipients included deputy chief homicide prosecutor Robert Biancavilla, who received a total of $108,886 between 2012 and 2017, and division chief Edward Heilig and top public corruption prosecutor Christopher McPartland, who each received $73,000, according to records obtained from county Comptroller John…

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Child Molestation and Roy Moore

Allegations against Roy Moore, Republican candidate to replace Jeff Sessions as senator from Alabama, raise troubling questions about power and coercion. Rumors of Moore’s interest in underage girls date back to the late 1970s and early 1980s, and in fact there’s a report out now that he was apparently banned from one mall in Gadsden,…

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Raleigh Criminal Lawyer

Facing a criminal charge is a daunting prospect, whether it involves an accusation against you or a loved one. The consequences can be harsh, including a conviction that can limit job opportunities, court costs, fines, community service, probation, and even prison time. Damon Chetson is one of only a few Raleigh criminal lawyers who has…

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Raleigh DWI Lawyer

What should you look for in a Raleigh DWI Lawyer? A lawyer who is committed to defending you as vigorously possible, using whatever ethical tools available to him or her, and willing to fight as long as it takes to achieve you the results you deserve. The problem with attorneys these days is that any…

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DWI .16 – Victory

Client was passed out in the middle of a road in Cary with a firearm on the passenger seat. He had consumed a large amount of alcohol. Later tests would indicate the client had twice the legal limit of alcohol. During a 2 hour trial, the prosecution was unable to admit the number registered on…

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Downloading Pornography – No Prosecution

Client retained our firm after a tracking device was discovered on his car when he took the car in for a regular check-up at Jiffy Lube. Once the tracking device was removed, police – seeing that the tracking device was no longer functional – visited the client one day before work, interrogating him and his…

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Domestic Violence and Kidnapping Win

A client, referred to us, entered a home in Wake County in late 2016 after being distraught following the break-up with his girlfriend. He brought a shotgun. It was obviously an unconscionable act, involving violence and anger, and invoking fear and terror in his victims. Five were held hostage mid-day as the client demanded from…

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Sentencing Victory

An 18 month sentence may not seem like a great outcome, but when your client is caught selling multiple fire arms and marijuana to an undercover officer, a year and a half in jail is a truly remarkable outcome. Our client was arrested years ago after police were following up on a string of home…

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Not Guilty – DWI

A lot of people think that a lawyer should talk and talk in a trial. But what if you the officer testifying in your client’s DWI trial fails to actually say anything particularly damaging? The state rests. Now it’s time for the defense attorney to decide what to do. He’s got his client sitting next…

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The Best Child Pornography Lawyers Know the Tech

Lawyers went to law school usually because they weren’t good at math or science. They often know little about the technology that undergirds the information technology system that dominates the way we find information, communicate with each other, and exchange files. Not me. I? got my first computer in 1981, an Apple ][ Plus with…

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