The Chetson Firm

State & Federal Criminal Law Specialist

In defense of the accused

State & Federal Criminal Law Specialist

Why Our Criminal Law Firm?

Damon Chetson is a skilled and experienced Criminal Defense Attorney who has represented thousands of cases in bench and jury trials with multiple victories. Mr. Chetson focuses on the most complex and challenging state and federal crimes. He and the team at The Chetson Firm possess the experience, expertise, and attention-to-detail to help you navigate the complex criminal court system.

A North Carolina Team of Defense Lawyers

The Raleigh lawyers of The Chetson Firm have resolved drug-related cases from misdemeanor possession to drug trafficking conspiracies, with favorable outcomes. At The Chetson Firm, we strive to provide high-quality criminal defense in Raleigh, Wake County, and across the rest of the Research Triangle in North Carolina.

Call or Text us at (919) 352-9411.

Top Rated Defense Lawyers

The Raleigh lawyers of The Chetson Firm have resolved drug-related cases from misdemeanor possession to drug trafficking conspiracies, with favorable outcomes. At The Chetson Firm, we strive to provide high-quality criminal defense in Raleigh, Wake County, and across the rest of the Research Triangle in North Carolina.

 

One of the best lawyers I have ever delt with. Got me a not guilty plea without me even having to be there. Went over and above what I needed. Thank you guys😁
Trent Lunberg
Trent Lunberg
19:26 24 Sep 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.
Jon Williams
Jon Williams
01:05 19 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.
Dani Carrier
Dani Carrier
22:34 16 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!!!
Chaehyung Ahn
Chaehyung Ahn
16:53 05 Jul 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.
Britney Hayes
Britney Hayes
20:43 02 Jan 19
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!
Matt Honeycutt
Matt Honeycutt
19:43 08 Oct 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 !
Amanda Gasiorowski
Amanda Gasiorowski
15:00 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
Brent Robbins
Brent Robbins
00:32 12 Sep 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!!!
Rod Sutton
Rod Sutton
17:55 16 Aug 18
Great work
Sean Ford
Sean Ford
02:23 17 Jul 18
Amazing job, he knows his stuff! Would recomend him to anyone, including my family and close friends!
Angela Kelsh
Angela Kelsh
22:22 23 May 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.
Michael Coon
Michael Coon
18:35 12 Mar 18
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!
Johnathan Capps
Johnathan Capps
16:39 22 Dec 17
The Chetson firm was very professional and explained things to me. I got a win, so I'm happy
Judith Adams
Judith Adams
14:31 03 Nov 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!!
Lisa C
Lisa C
22:17 26 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!
Mar Ang
Mar Ang
14:09 16 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!
Joshua Hernandez
Joshua Hernandez
02:47 12 Oct 17
Being charged with an offense is a very stressful thing to go through to say the least, and from the moment I first spoke with Damon I knew he was the best attorney to handle my case. Damon was as professional as they come throughout my case and he and his paralegal Dena were always quick to answer any question I had. Damon won my case and got me off of what I was charged with and I can't thank him enough for everything he did. Thank you again Damon!!
Bryan Mikolay
Bryan Mikolay
21:10 11 Oct 17
I would recommend The Chetson Firm to anyone. They were professional, understanding and informative during the entirety of my case. Damon fought hard for me and beat my case, saving caeer! Thank you Damon and thank you Dena!!
Jeffrey Deras
Jeffrey Deras
21:00 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.
Kylie seagroves
Kylie seagroves
14:52 09 Oct 17
Mr. chetson is the best lawyer I've ever had the pleasure of coming by. I. Same to him with such a big problem that I thought was just the scariest thing ever and he solved it! He has the biggest heart but is not afraid to stand up to all those big DA's I would recommend mr. Chetson to anybody!
crystal murray
crystal murray
11:20 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.
Oliver Hargreaves
Oliver Hargreaves
10:00 29 Sep 17
Words and 5 stars alone can not explain how grateful I am to Mr Chetson and his firm. I called multiple lawyers and I felt most were either sugar coating or just telling me what I wanted to hear. When i called Mr Chetson, i knew right away that no matter what the cost may be, this was the lawyer I needed by my side. He said to me, its going to be tough but WE WILL FIGHT, and he did just that!! - he gave his 110%. Through his hard work and dedication to my case, I won both my DWI and DMV refusal hearing. It took about a year and 2 months but i'm happy and sincerely grateful with the outcome and to finally have a second chance at achieving my American dream. If you've been charged with a DWI, I know the feeling, hang in there, dont give up and call Mr Chetson right away - there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel!God Bless you Mr Chetson for helping me get my life back!
Bernard
Bernard
18:02 25 Aug 17
Mr. Chetson recently assisted with a serious legal matter. He handled every step of the case professionally and kept me well informed about my options. The resolution was even better than I had hoped for, and I truly appreciate his incredibly hard work.
Charles D
Charles D
00:23 22 Aug 17
Dena Booze
Dena Booze
02:44 21 Aug 17
Damon was top notch in delivering quick, vital information over the phone which I found valuable and was able to implement based on the needs I have as a small business owner dealing with a now past employee who admittedly claimed they took money from our company from our customers. Thank you again, Damon. I do appreciate your tips and time and have a more clear direction to immediately take on this particular matter. - Patrick
Patrick McCoy
Patrick McCoy
23:03 15 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!
Robert B
Robert B
19:38 12 Aug 17
Damon Chetson represented me in a complicated matter involving an unfounded accusations in Wake County. He was relentless in his defense, making numerous appearances on my behalf. This was no small endeavor considering he had to deal with an unethical and difficult opposing Raleigh lawyer. Ultimately he was able to work with the Assistant District Attorney to have these accusations completely debunked and dismissed without me ever having to come to court.Throughout the ordeal Damon kept in close communication with me, to include nights, weekends and early morning. As troubling as the process was and faced with a situation that was bizarre at times, it was comforting to know I had Damon as my attorney.I would highly recommend Damon as an excellent Raleigh criminal lawyer.
Greg M
Greg M
12:47 24 Jul 17
Damon and his lawfirm are the most professional, caring, kind, hardworkin i have ever emcountered. I am extremely pleased with their dillegence and the quality they brought to the table. I was charged with a felony drug charge when i met Damon. I also had 2 other drug charges and an RDO, I was very pleased with the outcome, The felony became a misdemeanor with the lowest level probation, i also got another drug charge dismissed. As i said i am very pleased by their work. They are truly God sent, Great people and a blessing to me. Right now i only have a misdemeanor on my record allowing me to still get higher quality jobs and I can continue on with my life. Damon saved my life. Definitely choose him to get the job done and i promise you will not be disappointed
Dante Note
Dante Note
20:15 18 Jul 17
Damon Chetson and his firm are highly professional. I never had any issues with getting in touch if I had questions regarding my case and they always sent reminders for upcoming court dates. I had a bad experience with a previous attorney regarding my DWI case and felt I needed a far more professional, tenacious, and successful attorney and that is why I then hired Damon. My case was long and drawn out but Damon was on top of my case every step of the way. He at no point let me down and when it came time for my case to get tried, he was excellent, on the ball, and won my case. All of the charges were dropped and dismissed. I would highly recommend Damon Chetson to anyone and if a friend, or especially a family member, ever needed a fantastic attorney and a real heavy hitter, I would tell them to call Damon asap because I know they would be in good hands.
Channing Pascone
Channing Pascone
21:08 19 Apr 17
Damon Chetson and his staff did an amazing job keeping me informed of my legal rights. From day one; Damon helped me to understand my options, provided me with information so I could anticipate the legal process and did an unbelievable job to keep me calm throughout the year long proceedings. His diligence, understanding for the law and hard work provided a positive outcome. His guidance and determination changed my life and that of my family for the better. I would strongly recommend Damon Chetson for anyone in need of legal advice.
Matthew Carrozza
Matthew Carrozza
18:57 09 Feb 17
Damon Chetson handled my situation (2 legal cases) with the utmost professionalism. I recommend him highly and without hesitation.
jhi1947
jhi1947
01:16 18 Jun 16
After speaking with other attorneys I found Mr Cheston's site blog was useful. Mr Cheston informed we with confidence that my options were not limited and I felt that he kept my best interest inline with my end goal. The result was great and I would choose him again if needed over any other attorney. Thank you Mr Cheston!
king of thrones
king of thrones
14:32 20 May 16
I havent experieced him yet but I was very impressed with the way he handled our initial consult. He was all in from the moment he talked to me regarding my brother. He was the only number i called and somehow i feel that he is the only one i need to talk to whovwill represent. Will keep you posted on the outcome...
Althea Dixon
Althea Dixon
03:15 08 May 16
Damon Chetson is a colleague of mine. I can think of no higher praise to give than this: if my freedom were on the line, I would be thrilled to have him represent me. Tenacious, smart, and successful. You can't go wrong.
Sarah Jessica Farber
Sarah Jessica Farber
03:01 21 Jan 16
The Chetson Firm has consistently delivered excellent results, and will be my go to Firm if trouble arises.
Doug Payne
Doug Payne
19:55 17 Dec 15
Mr. Chetson did a wonderful job keeping in contact with me throughout the life of my case. He worked hard to research the details of the case, and his assistant, Catherine, was very diligent in following up to answer any of my questions. Mr. Chetson helped walk me through the processes and helped to keep me calm. All of this hard work and vast experience yielded a positive outcome. I would definitely recommend the chetson firm.
Melanie Hawley
Melanie Hawley
19:23 01 Dec 15
I retained Mr. Chetson to represent my son on several charges he was facing. He was very knowledgable and diligent in handling my son's case. He returned every phone call and email promptly and worked diligently with another attorney for a very positive outcome for my son. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Chetson to anyone in need of an attorney.
Barbara Hardell
Barbara Hardell
14:06 04 Nov 15
The Chetson firm handled a disputed traffic ticket for me. The staff was warm, professional and kept me abreast of details as they occurred.
Candance Goins
Candance Goins
18:35 14 Oct 15
I cannot thank Mr. Cheston enough! He handle my case professionally guiding me every step of the way. I owe the positive outcome to his dedication and hard work. I highly recommend his firm.
Christina Mandolfo
Christina Mandolfo
23:36 23 Jul 15
I hired Damon in 2013 to represent me for a case which I knew would be difficult to prove my innocence. I told Damon I wanted to fight this case and he gladly accepted my case. Although we lost in district court and I felt as if my shot of winning this case was hopeless Damon quickly recommended we appeal the decision and take my case to superior court. He assured me that we had a strong case and he was confident we could get the case settled. His determination motivated me and I didn't hesitate to appeal the case. He appeared in court for me for almost two years and he was able to get my case dismissed and my charges expunged. This guy is one hell of an attorney and I can't thank him enough.
Eric Perhala
Eric Perhala
19:23 21 Jul 15
Chetson got me off of a DWI charge today! I couldn't be happier. "Not guilty" is the most amazing phrase in the English language.
Justin Trushell
Justin Trushell
20:08 13 Jan 15
My experience with the Chetson Firm was nothing but positive! Damon and Catherine were nothing but professional and handled my case even though I asked them to do it at the last minute, making things difficult. I would definitely recommend them to a friend and plan to have them handle any issues I may have in the future.
Julia O'Donnell
Julia O'Donnell
19:43 17 Nov 14
Damon and Catherine handled my case in a professional and expedited manner - one court date with a favorable outcome. A win all the way around and I could not have done it without Damon's expertise. I am very pleased with the result and grateful for their assistance.The choices for Defense Attorneys in Wake County is overwhelming and because I had no referral, I relied on searching the web. I found Damon's blogs to be very informative which led to my first and only call to an attorney so keep up the great work with your firm's blogs. Without hesitation, I would recommend The Chetson Firm to anyone who needs a Defense Attorney in Wake County. I can't thank each of them enough and much success to The Chetson Firm.
RAS RAS
RAS RAS
20:19 12 Nov 14
I was absolutely impressed with the Chetson Firm. Catherine is an absolute joy to work with and Damon is a fantastic lawyer and took great care in my case. He took the time to meet with me and never seemed to be in a rush, going over every inch of my case, and eased my worries about the whole legal process by going over everything I asked and would possibly need to know. He didn't sugar coat anything and made sure I knew all the possible outcomes. I would recommend Mr. Chetson to my friends, family, and anyone. I am forever grateful to the Chetson firm and wish them great success! Thank you again Damon!
Jessica Richardson
Jessica Richardson
05:48 04 Nov 14
Mr. Cheston and his staff were very professional and knowledgeable. Mr. Cheston was quick to respond and helped me with my short fused case. I was completely satisfied with the outcome of my case. I would highly recommend The Cheston Firm!
Toi Haynes
Toi Haynes
23:10 21 Aug 14
My husband and I experienced some financial difficulty at the end of 2013. We did some research regarding bankruptcy. We called the Chetson Firm and spoke with Catherine about the process and what to expect. Catherine was very friendly and explained the process in detail over the phone. At that point, we decided to have Mr. Chetson represent us. Mr. Chetson was very honest and direct with us. The Chetson Firm did a great job helping us through this rough patch. Now we are on our way to gaining our financial freedom back! Thank you so much for all of your help!!!
Tanika J
Tanika J
12:46 19 May 14
I'm very happy that I chose The Chetson firm for my case. Catherine was very diligent with my questions and concerns throughout the process. I liked the way she helped me understand the process, she was very clear and precise. I would recommend The Chetson Firm, they are professionals and experienced and this showed throughout the process. Thank you for helping me resolve my situation!!
Nataly Isaacs
Nataly Isaacs
22:41 12 May 14
I would like to express my gratitude to Damon and Catherine Chetson. I experienced a very difficult financial situation based on a small business venture that failed and I was extremely distressed about my legal options. Catherine consulted with me a number of times before I retained their firm. Throughout the process both Catherine and Damon were incredible! They listened intently to my concerns and provided me with sound legal guidance that led to successful outcomes. They worked hard on my behalf while offering the support I needed during the resolution process. They both were always courteous and available. I recommend their firm without reservation!
La Vera Brown
La Vera Brown
23:02 08 May 14
Damon is a fantastic lawyer. Besides knowing the law; he is on top of things, excellent communicator, extremely professional and above all an ethical good-guy who seems to genuinely care about helping people. My daughter and her roommate encountered a dispute regarding their rental agreement. Damon reviewed the situation, quickly responded to our questions and handled the situation in the most effective and efficient manner. Without a doubt, I would recommend Damon for anyone seeking legal representation.
Melissa Reeder
Melissa Reeder
15:15 07 May 14
Having Mr. Chetson represent me was the best thing I could have done and the best candidate for the job. He worked my case as a great lawyer should because he believed in my innocence and with that being said, all of the charges were dismissed in my DWI case. Thanks to Mr. Chetson, all of this madness is behind. Once again thank you!EC
Diaporche
Diaporche
00:03 03 May 14
I was able to watch Mr. Chetson try a case in court. He demonstrated a profound knowledge of the law, skillfully navigated the various nuances of courtroom procedure, delivered an aggressive cross examination of the state’s witness, and offered a powerful closing argument. The judge agreed with his interpretation of the law, which resulted in a not guilty verdict for his client. Mr. Chetson is a skilled and competent lawyer. Should I be in need of an attorney in the Raleigh area, I would call on him without hesitation.
Eugene W
Eugene W
21:01 03 Apr 14
Mr. Chetson is a very knowledgable and experienced defense attorney in Wake County. I regularly refer him my previous and existing clients because I know they will be taken care of. With Mr. Chetson, you will get superb customer service. Having your call returned by a lawyer will not be a problem as is so common in the legal field. I know he routinely returns calls within five minutes even outside of standard office hours. You will not be disappointed with the Chetson Firm.
Jeremy Cotten
Jeremy Cotten
19:47 04 Mar 14
I would highly recommend the Chetson Firm and Mr. Chetson as an attorney. In a somewhat stressful time for me he was great in explaining the issues and putting my mind more at ease. Damon and Catherine show a lot of dedication in their work and were honest and straightforward. As his flight instructor also, i'm happy to say I know Damon to be a quick study and I would trust him whether he's behind the controls or representing me in a complex case.
David MacPherson
David MacPherson
03:41 26 Feb 14
The Chetson Firm did an excellent job answering all of my questions and concerns. I would recommend them to anyone! Thank you
Amy Nolan
Amy Nolan
20:47 24 Feb 14
Mr. Chetson handles most all criminal matters with speed and efficiency while still obtaining optimum results. This office often refers cases to Mr. Chetson with no hesitation and have received positive feed back from clients that have needed his services. In Raleigh and Wake County, Mr. Chetson enjoys an excellent reputation for handling DWI cases and other serious matters. Mr. Chetson has earned the confidence of his clients.
Walter Schmidlin
Walter Schmidlin
21:17 21 Feb 14
One of the best attorney's we've worked with. Extremely attentive, knowledgeable and thorough. We refer all our customers to The Chetson Firm. Amy Waldrop, State Farm Agent
Amy Waldrop
Amy Waldrop
17:07 20 Feb 14
I highly recommend working with Damon Chetson. He was upfront about every single detail. No attorney can offer a guaranteed victory. All you can hope for is an attorney who will work hard to identify a solid strategy and work diligently on your case. Mr. Chetson goes above and beyond in this arena. He worked tirelessly to review every detail to make a weak case and turn it into a strong one. You will not regret choosing him to represent you on any matter under his jurisdiction.
Catherine Mehaffie
Catherine Mehaffie
17:30 24 Jan 14
I have no hesitation in recommending the Chetson Firm. My case was handled in a prompt and professional manner by both Damon and Catherine. They were available to answer any of my questions and concerns and kept me informed throughout the process. It would be hard to find a more hardworking and skilled lawyer than Damon Chetson.
Ryann Stewart
Ryann Stewart
14:25 03 Jan 14
Wow - I'm very impressed with the professional, but at the same time, genuine attention that was given to my case. Not only were all of my questions answered in fine detail throughout the process, but Catherine Winter took the time to talk with me and answer questions on the weekends and evenings. Catherine could not have been more helpful and courteous. Damon Chetson was on the ball and more than prepared for all of my court dates and it was obvious that he is a well polished and experienced attorney. I cannot recommend the Chetson Firm enough!
Emily Grimm
Emily Grimm
18:03 06 Dec 13
I put my problem in The Chetson Firms hands and they solved it. This is a firm that takes all work seriously, big or small, my case was small, but they kept me informed as to what was going on at all times. When complications arose, they let me know, without exaggeration or hyperbole they gave me the best options and outcome I had hoped for.
Joe Offutt
Joe Offutt
19:39 03 Dec 13
I highly recommend The Chetson Law Firm! With my unfortunate situation, Damon Chetson guided me through the process with much knowledge and facts. Not only helping me through the court case but also showing me respect and help with my direction in the future. Very pleased with the outcome. Thank you again!
Rikki Brown
Rikki Brown
16:34 17 Aug 13
Bottom line- if you want the best possible results, go with the Chetson Firm! Damon Chetson and Catherine not only worked on my case as if it was their only one, but also genuinely cared about me in what was one of the most stressful times in my life. First, please know that Mr. Chetson is busy so it may take some time to get back to you, but as I have learned that is because he is working so very hard behind the scenes to get you the BEST results possible. One thing I appreciated is that Catherine was there so many times to listen and patiently explain things when I was nervous and anxious. She has such a pleasant attitude. Catherine made me calm and put me at ease on so many occasions. Mr. Chetson on the other hand has such authority and confidence in the court room which helped me to feel confident in the attorney I chose. In the courtroom I knew I had the best attorney working for me as I watched other people and their attorneys interact and go before the judge. Mr. Chetson is intelligent, strategic, and confident, and that is the type of attorney you need! When I met with Mr. Chetson for the first time he was very personable and took all the time I needed to thoroughly explain answers to my questions. He completely impressed me with his knowledge and I could tell he knew the law and the best way to approach my specific situation. I know he is busy but as I learned that is because he is giving his all with each of his cases. I am so grateful to have had the Chetson Firm working for me. I know I got the results I did because I chose the right attorney!!!
A H
A H
20:38 02 Jul 13
Damon is a great person which makes the process of the court system go smooth.. He is very good with helping you financially and he wont give up until the outcome you want is accomplished.... Definetly worth everything...
Josh M
Josh M
14:46 13 Mar 13
I am glad I chose Chetson Lawfirm to represent me. Catherine has been wonderful and very pleasant to work with. She answered all my questions. She answered all my e-mails so promptly even on Saturday!!! She is very attentive to my problems. She has been so helpful in preparing me for the court. On the court day, she was right there waiting for me to make sure everything would go smooth. And it sure did!!!! You can trust her to handle your case. I give her two thumbs up!!!!!
Nikki Ik
Nikki Ik
00:13 10 Mar 13
Mr. Chetson is a true professional. He handled my matter quickly and got me the best result possible. If you are looking for someone that understands the laws of NC and knows his way around the courthouse, you won't be disappointed with him. I cannot thank him enough.
Helene Winter
Helene Winter
14:20 25 Feb 13
There aren't enough words to describe how Great of an attorney Damon Chetson was in defending me in my case. I emailed Chetson firm and within literally an hour Catherine Winter called me back and quoted me the best price I had herd yet From any different firm in wake county. I saved 80% compared to other attorneys I had spoken to. Mr. Chetson had a FELONY charge COMPLETELY dismissed by the DA. On top of that I currently lived 3 hours away and he had me excused from having to appear at court. I couldn't recommend any other attorney in the Wake county area. Definitely 5*. Thanks to everyone at the Chetson Firm for bringing justice to my family and I.
chad patton
chad patton
15:12 30 Jan 13
Ben Leonard
Ben Leonard
16:53 29 Feb 12
Tony Spratley
Tony Spratley
22:23 07 Jan 12
Luckily the Chetson Law firm was the first lawyer I tried...and now I know I won't need to try any others. Damon did a great job with our case and got the best possible outcome for my son. He was upfront about our chances and worked with me on the financial end. Highly recommended!!
David Conklin
David Conklin
18:11 26 Oct 11
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How Can We Help ?

Areas of Legal Representation

Practice Areas

Drug Crimes

Our successful approach to handling drug possession cases has helped many of our clients over the past decade. We take the time build a strong defense, prepare your case for trial, and develop a trial strategy designed to get you the best outcome possible. We defend people accused of minor drug offenses, and those accused of participation in major drug conspiracies. 

Over the past decade, as a Raleigh Drug lawyer, Mr. Chetson has defended people who have been accused of distributing drugs for major international drug cartels, and local drug distribution networks. Regardless of the charge, schedule a free consultation with Damon Chetson today to have your questions answered.

Federal Crimes

While most lawyers view Federal Criminal Law as a practice where pleas are routine, Damon Chetson understands that a successful federal criminal defense depends upon preparing for trial.  In the past 5 years, Mr. Chetson has defended at trial clients accused of federal kidnapping, Armed Career Criminal violations, Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organization (RICO) offenses, drug conspiracies, and murder. 

Mr. Chetson has developed an impressive record of successful litigation; he is not afraid to take a criminal case before a federal jury, and therefore is a fierce advocate when it comes to plea negotiations.

 

Fraud, Embezzlement & Theft

Fraud can be prosecuted by the State of North Carolina or the Federal Government.  Theft and Embezzlement crimes are often charged as state crimes.  

In 2016, Mr. Chetson represented a client accused of the second-largest single fraud crime – a seven-year pattern of conduct involving millions of dollars in losses – in Wake County history and one of the largest in state history.

Mr. Chetson has also achieved outstanding results in federal fraud cases, including postal and mail fraud cases.

 

Sexual Offenses

We understand how sensitive this issue can be; therefore, we help you maintain privacy throughout the process. 

Whether you’ve been charged with exploitation of a minor, human trafficking, or similar offenses involving rape, or indecent liberties with a child, we have extensive experience in both the forensics involved in such prosecution, as well as the medical and therapeutic diagnoses that can turn a terrible case into an excellent outcomes.

As a Raleigh sex lawyer, Mr. Chetson works to spare you the embarrassment of the charge, to minimize the charges brought against you, and to help you, where possible, avoid the dreaded sex offender registry required by the federal SORNA Act.

The Chetson Firm | Raleigh Criminal Lawyers

 

If you are facing criminal charges, speak with an attorney as soon as possible to prepare for a well-executed defense strategy. Any statements that you make to police, investigators, Child Protective Services, your employer, and family and or friends may potentially be used against you in court. Instead, contact a criminal defense attorney for a free consultation.

At The Chetson Firm, we  provide high-quality criminal defense in Raleigh, Wake County, and across the rest of North Carolina. Mr. Chetson and the team at The Chetson Firm are equipped with the experience, expertise, and attention-to-detail to help you navigate the complex criminal court system.

Mr. Chetson is admitted to practice before the federal courts of the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts, the Fourth Circuit, and all North Carolina courts. Call or Text us at (919) 352-9411.

Raleigh Criminal Defense Representation

Before going into your hearing, our legal team will have done everything we possibly can to prepare. This preparation includes investigations and correspondence with the plaintiff and district judges. Our only goal is to reduce or altogether avoid a bad outcome. Rulings by judges can include the following punishments: fines, time in prison, community service, and/or court-mandated rehabilitation. Our Law Firm has been in business for more than ten years; during that time, we have handled everything from misdemeanor marijuana possession to first degree murder.

Our reviews speak for themselves, so please contact us if you are thinking about hiring a lawyer in Raleigh. Our first talk is entirely free and is a consultation where you can ask any questions you may have.

Raleigh Drug Lawyer

The drug laws in North Carolina do not permit recreational or medical use of any illicit substance. For citizens of the state, this means that if caught with anything from marijuana to cocaine, you will have criminal charges brought against you Depending on your age and past criminal record, there are many different legal options that you will have. Contact us for your free over the phone or in-person consultation. Our successful approach to handling drug possession cases has helped many clients over the past decade. We take the time needed to prepare for your case, find the best judge for you, to get you the best outcome possible. Our team of Lawyers in Raleigh is here to represent the accused. We handle a range of cases from misdemeanor possession to felony trafficking. Regardless of the charge, schedule a free consultation with Damon Chetson today and see how we work to getting this reduced or completely removed from your record.

Wake County Representation

Going into your hearing for a case, our team will do everything possible to prepare. We defend our clients in a way that focuses on reducing or altogether removing charges or prior convictions. Our Law Firm has been defending clients like you for over ten years. During that time, we have handled everything from misdemeanor marijuana possession to homicide. Please see reviews from our former clients; they speak for themselves. Contact us if you are thinking about hiring a lawyer. Our first consultation is entirely free and gives you the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

Call (919) 352-9411 for a Free Consultation

Partner Damon Chetson is a Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law (one of a handful in Wake County) and fewer than 100 state-wide.  He has been designated a SuperLawyer, 2020 & Rising Star, 2015 – 2019:

    • Federal Crimes

    • Drug Offenses

    • Fraud & Theft

    • General Offenses

    • Sex Crimes

    • Violent Crimes

    • Title IX and SafeSport Investigations

We strive to provide open and honest communication between the client and the attorney. We treat cases with the sensitivity they deserve in our fight for client rights.

If you are facing criminal charges, speak with an attorney as soon as possible to prepare for a well-executed defense strategy. Any statements that you make to police, investigators, Child Protective Services, your employer, and family and or friends may potentially be used against you in court. Contact a Raleigh criminal defense lawyer for a confidential consultation as soon as possible after you have been charged with a crime.

Our clients come from every walk of life, yet they have all found themselves in need of an experienced, aggressive criminal lawyer. When you are in need, you can count on The Chetson Firm. Please do not hesitate to contact us today for a free, confidential phone or in-person consultation about your case.