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Dismissal of All Claims, Contract Dispute

When our client sold his refurbished Cessna T210 to a buyer from Nevada for $175,000, the buyer was thrilled, describing the plane the buyer had flown back to Reno in glowing terms. But over time the buyer became dissatisfied with the aircraft, and located a Nevada lawyer to pursue legal action against our client, a…

Joe Biden: The New Jim Crow

Joe Biden may be the worst Democrat to run for political office in the past half-century. Uncle Joe likes to preen about his working-class roots and personal frugality (a hardscrabble Scranton upbringing, a Senator who took Amtrak back-and-forth to Delaware), but, since the very beginning of his time in the U.S. Senate, has been a…

The Death Penalty Raises Its Head

As I write elsewhere, North Carolina has not executed anyone since 2006. But it is clear that the law in this area is changing, at least at the federal level. Recently the Supreme Court, now with a solid conservative majority, has moved toward reducing procedural protections and review of cases involving capital punishment. As one…

Return of the Death Penalty

North Carolina has not executed anyone since 2006. Yet county District Attorneys have continued to seek the death penalty for people they consider the “worst of the worst.” Since the prosecutor has almost unfettered discretion in choosing those who face the death penalty, the system is fraught with problems. Today, more than 140 people sit…

I receive mail about David Steven Bell

David Steven Bell has been charged in Buncombe County with assault on a female and assault on a child under the age of 12. He is set to go to court on February 5. Video shows Mr. Bell punching the girl, who reportedly is 11 years old, outside of a mall in Asheville, North Carolina.…

Assault on a Child: David Steven Bell

51-year-old David Steven Bell of Black Mountain was arrested and charged by Asheville Police with assaulting a child when he first pushed her and then, after she walked back to him, slugging her in the face knocking her to the ground. There was some type of altercation outside of a mall, and an adult SWS…

Federal Sentencing Reform: First Steps Act

Donald Trump announced his support for federal sentencing reform earlier this week. What reform and whether he really supports the reform are open questions. Earlier this year the House passed a bill that included only prison reform: laws that govern the treatment of and credit awarded to inmates once they are sentenced by the court.…

Government’s Motion to Detain Mariia Butina

Last week the Government has charged Mariia Butina with two counts of violating 18 USC 951 which makes it a crime to act as a foreign agent of a government without first registering with the United States Government. Each count is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, although in reality the punishment would…

Supreme Court Cases from the 2017-2018 Term

With the election of Donald Trump, liberals have worried that Supreme the Court would swing against personal liberties and toward a tough-on-crime approach. But the 2017-2018 term proves that sometimes ideologically conservative justices can come out in favor of defendant rights. Indeed, Antonin Scalia, one of the court’s most conservative justices, singlehandedly recovered the Confrontation…

For the People: Bad Acting, Dumb Law

What a terrible show. Also, completely incorrect in almost every aspect of federal criminal law. The pilot episode: There are almost never term-of-years pleas in federal court (as one prosecutor makes the WMD client for “15 years”.) The plea is almost always to a charge, with some recommendations to the court (which it can ignore)…

Robert B
Robert B
19:38 12 Aug 17
Damon Chetson and his team are some of the best legal professionals I have encountered. I was in need of legal representation and spoke with several attorneys. Damon took the time to review and discuss the details of my case and I felt confident he was the person I wanted to represent me.Damon and his staff kept me updated throughout the entire legal process. He clearly has a thorough understanding of the law and the legal processes. He answered every question I asked and I am very, very satisfied with the results of his efforts.I would recommend Damon Chetson to anyone in need of legal advice and representation.Thanks, Damon Chetson!
Joshua Hernandez
Joshua Hernandez
02:47 12 Oct 17
The Chetson Firm was nothing but professional and understanding through the entire time they represented me. Everything was laid out up front and put very simply for me to understand. With them representing me I was able to come away with a victory. Thank you very much for everything!
Oliver Hargreaves
Oliver Hargreaves
10:00 29 Sep 17
Damon Chetson was highly professional in his conduct, communication, and timeliness. I felt informed throughout the entire legal process and Damon and his team always responded to any questions or concerns in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Damon and his Firm to anyone requiring legal services and I am truly grateful for the dedication and effort he puts into helping his clients.
Mar Ang
Mar Ang
14:09 16 Oct 17
Chetson got all my charges dismissed. He made me see what mattered was to keep my name clean. I was willing to make an unwise decision again. Chetson spoke with me & provided scenarios & possible outcomes. I finally came around. I followed his instructions provided to me. Everything went away. Thank you very much your help your assistant took good care of me. Your firm kept good communication with me. You guys keeped updated with court dates & walked me through the process. Blessing keep up the good work!
Kylie seagroves
Kylie seagroves
14:52 09 Oct 17
Damon Chetson came highly recommended from a few friends of mine. After seeing his efforts and him in action in the courtroom along with the outcome of the case, I absolutely recommend Mr. Chetson. He also took time out of his Sunday evening to answer questions and give advice. He is very genuine, straight up and honest.
Lisa C
Lisa C
22:17 26 Oct 17
I hired Damon and was very pleased with the quickness and ease that my case was handled. The entire staff was communicative, friendly, professional, and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended for all your legal needs!!
Johnathan Capps
Johnathan Capps
16:39 22 Dec 17
Mr. Chetson and his team are phenomenal at what they do. He has top knowledge in the field of law and truly knows what he’s doing every step of the way. The Chetson Law Firm was a HUGE help to me this year. Let alone their expertise being able to get me through a tough time, they also have been great people to work with. They truly care about their clients. Definitely a two thumbs up and a round of applause for this fantastic crew! Thanks guys!
Michael Coon
Michael Coon
18:35 12 Mar 18
Was referred to Chetson Law Firm by a friend Damon handled my case everything was handled professionally and in a very timely manner his staff was courteous, polite and very prompt. Communication back and forth were great the outcome was much better than I hope for with my case can't say enough about his law firm I would highly recommend this firm to handle any issues you may have.
Angela Kelsh
Angela Kelsh
22:22 23 May 18
Amazing job, he knows his stuff! Would recomend him to anyone, including my family and close friends!
Rod Sutton
Rod Sutton
17:55 16 Aug 18
Damon handle my case very professional and quickly. He’s straight to the point and Blunt! And I admire that about him, I could go on and on but he’s awesome!!!! Excellent Work!!!
Brent Robbins
Brent Robbins
00:32 12 Sep 18
I have used The Chetson Firm for several issues. Mr. Chetson and his staff always get back to you in a quick manner, have the right answers and make you feel comfortable with any concerns you may have.He is a very positive and confident Lawyer and does what he says he will do. He has had a positive outcome on each case he worked for me and I am very glad I chose him and his Firm.I would recommend The Chetson Firm to anyone, especially if you want to come out a winner. Brent RobbinsRaleigh, NC
Amanda Gasiorowski
Amanda Gasiorowski
15:00 12 Sep 18
Mr.Damon Chetson is very accountable and gets the job done. Also, very kind to work with and helped explain everything to me. It was comforting to know I had a reliable attorney who took very good care of me.Thank you Mr.Cheston !
Matt Honeycutt
Matt Honeycutt
19:43 08 Oct 18
Damon is probably the most honest, straightforward attorney I have worked with. My case was aviation related, he answered all my questions with great detail, and explained every option to me. I was able to make decisive choices based on his guidance. Thanks Damon!
Britney Hayes
Britney Hayes
20:43 02 Jan 19
Attorney Damon Chetson of The Chetson Firm in Raleigh is the best attorney I have ever used and the only law firm that I will ever consider in the future. Mr. Chetson took on my case which required a lot of time and preparation throughout the entire legal process. He was always thorough, and always in control of all of the many details involved in my case, was prepared and ahead of the possibilities in every part of the process. I can’t say enough about his commitment to his clients who are more than just a case number in a file. He takes the time to treat each case according to specifics needed for the very best outcome possible and aggressively goes after that for his clients. I am certainly pleased with the outcome of my case. I would recommend Damon Chetson to anyone who needs an attorney who will fight for them as if they were family.
Chaehyung Ahn
Chaehyung Ahn
16:53 05 Jul 19
5 years ago, Mr. Damon Chetson helped my case. He dealt it very professionally and suggested the best steps for me to follow. He even provided me with additional service for free saying that I was a nice customer :) Thank you for your excellent work Mr. Chetson!!!
Dani Carrier
Dani Carrier
22:34 16 Jul 19
I'm very glad I made the decision to hire Mr. Chetson. He addressed all my questions and concerns and is a genuinely nice person. I won't hesitate to hire him again if need be.
Jon Williams
Jon Williams
01:05 19 Jul 19
The legal system is a labyrinth on its best days and seems specifically designed to torture people on its worst. Mr Chetson has enough optimism to keep looking for the best path forward and cynicism to avoid unnecessary missteps. He’s prepared, respectful, and has good professional rapport with the judges and prosecutors. He cares not just about his clients’ cases, but how the consequences of their interaction with the legal system affects and reflects on us all.
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