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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...

Feb 09

Federal Prosecutors Told to Resign

CNN is reporting that the Biden administration has asked nearly all of the 93 United States Attorneys, or federal prosecutors, to resign their positions. United States Attorneys are the chief prosecutors within the regional offices - for instance, the Eastern District of North Carolina - throughout the country that represent the federal government in federal...

Feb 08

Know Your Rights After an Arrest

An arrest can happen suddenly, and sometimes, you may have little or no warning of the arrest. Worse, you may not fully understand the rights you have when you’re arrested. If you don’t know your rights, it’s easy to make a costly mistake, one that could impact your case and your future. Because of this,...

Jan 29


In some criminal cases, your attorney may recommend that you perform community service to improve your chances for a successful outcome in your case. In other cases, you may be ordered by a court to complete community service. If you’ve been asked or ordered to complete community service, you should be sure that whatever letter you get...

Jan 21

Surrendering into Federal Custody

[video width="1920" height="1080" mp4=""][/video] Watch Brandon Craig Fellows on TikTok as he is driven to federal court to surrender himself for participating in the insurrection at the Capitol building. Fellows was interviewed following the insurrection, insisting he had "no regrets" for disrupting Congress' efforts to certify Joe Biden as president: Fellows, who lives in a...

Jan 18

What Is Sexual Exploitation of a Minor?

When you’re accused of a serious sex crime, it’s not always easy to recover from those accusations. A conviction can upend your life, hurting you, your family, and your future. When you’re blindsided by sex crime charges, it can be difficult to recover from the impact on your life. But what is sexual exploitation of...

Jan 17

Attorney Profile

As one of North Carolina's preeminent criminal defense lawyers, widely respected as a federal trial practitioner, regarded by judges and prosecutors as "always prepared" and diligent, Damon Chetson has represented more than 1500 clients in more than a decade of litigation throughout courts in North Carolina. From large multi-defendant conspiracies, public corruption cases, drug trafficking...



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