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Feb 20

The Cryptocurrency Fraud

Cryptocurrency has long been advertised as a method by which people can avoid government snooping while carrying on secure transactions. People engaged in either vaguely criminal or outright criminal conduct have gravitated to the Dark Web - through software like the Tor Browser - 3D printing (to create firearms that supposedly cannot be tracked) and...

Feb 04

Board Certified Specialist – Criminal Lawyer

The North Carolina State Bar's Board of Legal Certification has re-certified Damon Chetson as a specialist in state and federal criminal law after a thorough review of his application for recertification and upon recommendation of the speciality committee. Mr. Chetson's certification status will continue for a five-year period. Mr. Chetson was first certified in 2016...

Jan 30

The Halscott Megaro Show

Patrick Megaro, one of the two named partners in the Orlando, Florida law firm Halscott Megaro, PA, was suspended from the practice of law in North Carolina in 2021 after a multi-day hearing in which witnesses testified about Megaro's years-long efforts to exploit two intellectually disabled men who had served more than 30 years in...

Nov 26

First Degree Murder: Not Guilty

The Chetson Firm secured an acquittal in a Johnston County murder trial on November 19, 2021.  Kenneth Sutton was shot four times on December 7, 2019 and died five days later at Wake Med Hospital of the gunshots he suffered. Following a week-long trial, the jury found Mr. Chetson's client "not guilty" of all charges...

Jun 29

How to Defend Against Statutory Rape Charges

Statutory rape and other sex crimes are harshly penalized, something you may be learning firsthand if you've been accused of statutory rape. Worse, it can be difficult to defend your case; many defense people may use are often not enough to prevent a conviction in the courtroom. That's where a sex crime lawyer can step...

May 29

When Can Domestic Violence Result in Felony Charges?

Being accused of harming a loved one may already be difficult for you. Now, you're possibly facing felony charges. Although domestic violence is often a misdemeanor, certain factors can impact your case and leave you with a felony on your record. But when can a Raleigh domestic violence charge become a felony? If you're not...

Apr 11

White Collar Criminal Lawyer

Damon Chetson has represented people accused of the most serious white collar and fraud charges.  In 2018, Mr. Chetson (and co-counsel) negotiated the release of their client, a Russian national, from federal custody in a money laundering and tax fraud indictment alleging the theft of more than $150 million as part of a fraud scheme...

Apr 09

What to Expect if You’re Convicted of a Sex Crime

When you’re accused of a sex crime, you may feel like you have no chance of beating the charges. Or maybe you think the penalties can’t be all that bad. In some cases, your sex crime may even be charged as a misdemeanor, but all sex crime charges are serious in North Carolina. If you’re...

Mar 26

How to Beat a Drug Trafficking Charge

When you’re accused of drug trafficking, you need to act on those charges as soon as possible. You may face penalties that can haunt you for life, impacting not just you but your family, who may lose the support you provide. Because of this, you need to act now to defend your future and get...

Feb 15

Raleigh Cigarette Trafficking Lawyer

Cigarette Trafficking & Smuggling Federal law prohibits the trafficking of contraband cigarettes across state lines and makes it unlawful for any person knowingly to make any false statement or representation with respect to the information required by this chapter to be kept in the records of any person who ships, sells, or distributes any quantity...

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