Criminal Defense Lawyer

James Fields of Maumee Accused of Killing in Charlottesville

Video of car hitting anti-racist protestors. Let there be no confusion: this was deliberate terrorism. My prayers with victims. Stay home. pic.twitter.com/MUOZs71Pf4 — Brennan Gilmore (@brennanmgilmore) August 12, 2017 Twenty-old James Alex Fields Jr. (born April 26, 1997) is a resident of Maumee, Ohio? and registered Republican is accused of driving his gray 2010 Dodge…

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The Mythical Wet Reckless

If you encounter a lawyer who is vague about whether you can get a wet reckless in Wake County, you are talking to someone who merely wants to take your money for crappy legal representation.

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NC Expungements: The Benefits of Clearing Your Criminal Record

If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony in North Carolina, you have probably already experienced some of the impacts that a criminal charge and conviction can have on your life. North Carolina has expungement laws that allow you to clear your criminal record, but they are limited in what they can and…

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Lawyer Shopping: How to Find a Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney

Most people don’t have a criminal defense attorney on speed dial, and it’s the type of attorney you never thought you would need. However, if you’ve been charged with a crime in North Carolina, you are in need of representation now. Whether it’s a felony or a misdemeanor, a criminal conviction can have long and…

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NC Felonies: What Is A Felony in North Carolina?

A felony in North Carolina is a serious charge. In the past, a felony was defined as a crime for which you could serve more than one year in prison as a punishment for the crime, but that has since changed. Today, the North Carolina Legislature determines what crimes are classified as felonies. Some crimes…

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The Debut of The Chetson Firm’s DWI Corner

Driving While Impaired, or DWI, is one of the most common charges in North Carolina. In Wake County alone, there are sometimes between 20-30 DWI arrests in each 24 hour period. We don’t think of people charged with DWI as hardened criminals. Most of our clients are hard working professionals that haven’t been in trouble…

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North Carolina Misdemeanors: What is a Misdemeanor in North Carolina?

The state of North Carolina categorizes offenses into three main categories: Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Infractions/Ordinance Violations. Infractions and ordinance violations are the least serious while felonies are the most serious. A misdemeanor classification is for less serious crimes, but a conviction of this type is still a criminal conviction and can impact your life negatively…

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Wake County Detention Officer Convicted

Former Wake County Detention Officer Markeith Council will forever be a felon.  And that’s a very sad fact.  Even sadder is that Wake County Detainee Shon McClain is dead. The video shows the viciousness with which Council responded to McLean’s perhaps rude, but, not assaultive behavior. Neither Council’s conviction today for involuntary manslaughter, nor McClain’s…

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