Wake County

Tuck in Your Shirt! Criminal Contempt in NC District Courts

Judges in North Carolina, whether they are District Court or Superior Court judges, have the power to rule in contempt hearings pursuant to N.C.G.S. Chapter 5A. Criminal contempt can be punished by censure, imprisonment up to 30 days, or a $500 fine, or any combination of the three. Criminal contempt can come in two forms:…

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Arrest is a Public Record

I represent a lot of people who have never been in trouble before in their lives. The arrest – whether it’s for a misdemeanor such as shoplifting or drunk driving (DUI/DWI) – or it’s for a Felony such as shoplifting or tampering with an anti-theft security device – is frightening. But after the initial anxiety…

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Speeding up DWIs in Wake County District Court

Recenty I heard a discussion while in a courtroom about how the state of North Carolina might develop a more efficient way of handling the thousands of DWI or Driving While Impaired cases that pass through Wake County’s courthouse each year. The problem is two-fold. First, DWIs have overwhelmed the District Courts to the extent…

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How Bail is Set in North Carolina

Upon arrest bail will be set by a magistrate or judge in most cases. Bond and bail guidelines are governed by Article 26 of Chapter 15A of the North Carolina General Statutes, and by local rules as established by the Chief Resident Superior Court Judge and Chief District Court Judge of each judicial district. A…

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Criminal Lawyer Raleigh Serving Raleigh and Wake County

The Chetson Firm represents clients in both state and federal courts, on serious felonies, misdemeanors and DWI (traffic) offenses.
The Chetson Firm has experience representing clients in serious drug cases, violent felonies, larceny, sex offenses, misdemeanor DWI cases, larcenies, rapes, and non-serious assaults and drug offenses.
The Chetson Firm serves people throughout Wake County and the Research […]

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