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Damon John Chetson

Damon Chetson’s Legal Cases

13 total


  • Armed Robbery - Robbery with Dangerous Weapon

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 01, 2008
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty Jury Verdict
    Description:
    Damon Chetson located crucial alibi information on the day of trial that conclusively proved the client did not commit an Armed Robbery, and that the sole witness was mistaken about his identity. Prosecution was presented evidence, but continued onto trial. At trial, the evidence that Damon Chetson located was introduced, and the Jury deliberated for less than 5 minutes before returning with a unanimous not-guilty verdict. Client, who had been jailed for 8 months awaiting trial, went home a free man that day.
  • Drug Possession and Deferral

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 03, 2010
    Outcome:
    Dismissal
    Description:
    Client was arrested and entered into an initial deferral program for the possession of marijuana. Four days after this initial arrest, client was arrested a second time for possession of marijuana. This second arrest jeopardized his deferral agreement, and placed him in jeopardy of having not one, but two drug convictions on his record. Because the client has a sensitive job involving military matters, any drug conviction could've resulted in his loss of his employment. After contacting The Chetson Firm, PLLC, and conducting an extensive interview, Damon Chetson negotiated an informal second deferral agreement with the District Attorney. This second deferral agreement allowed the client to escape with a dismissal of his second possession charge, and allowed him to continue on his initial deferral program. The result, upon completion of his deferral program, is the dismissal of all drug charges.
  • Drug Possession - Marijuana

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    No prosecution
    Description:
    Client was suspected by police of having possessed Marijuana. Police had conducted a sting operation involving the sending of marijuana through the U.S. Postal Mail. Police then observed client picking up mail, which police later claimed contained marijuana. Client contacted The Chetson Firm, PLLC after police called to speak to client and paid a visit to the client's home. Damon Chetson conducted extensive interview with client about both state and possible federal criminal liability. Advised client not to speak with detectives. Client was never prosecuted, or bothered further by police about this matter.
  • Domestic Violence

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 05, 2010
    Outcome:
    Successful Deferral
    Description:
    Client accused of a simple assault. Counseled client in custody. Negotiated deferral plan with the District Attorney, resulting in a dismissal of charges upon successful completion of conditions.
  • Counterfeit Trademark Goods

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Plea Agreement
    Description:
    Represented one of two co-defendants in a criminal prosecution where the State alleged that the co-defendants had engaged in the sale of close to $1 million in counterfeit trademarked goods - Gucci, Nike, Prada, etc. The State's investigation took six months, and included officers from both local police departments and state agencies. It involved the seizure of cars, significant sums of cash, and thousands of items alleged to be counterfeit trademarked goods. Client's exposure was more than 360 months (36 years). A plea agreement was negotiated where the client agreed to an Alford plea of guilty in exchange for less than 2 years of an active sentence. At client's request, judge also granted the client work release.
  • First Degree Burglary

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 17, 2010
    Outcome:
    Dismissal
    Description:
    Client was one of four implicated in a First Degree Burgary, a D felony in North Carolina carrying with it mandatory prison time. Client was least culpable of the four, including someone who had advised the others not to commit the crime. DA originally stuck to offering a plea conviction. Provided DA with many letters of support, supporting witnesses, character witnesses, in order to persuade DA to voluntarily dismiss these charges. Charges dismissed, client walked out of courtroom without any criminal record.
  • State v. A.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 15, 2011
    Outcome:
    Dismissal
    Description:
    Client, on parole, was alleged to have assaulted an ex-girlfriend. Mr. Chetson represented the client at a post-supervision release hearing where Mr. Chetson successfully argued for the client's release from prison. Mr. Chetson then represented the client in his felony assault criminal matter, which was ultimately dismissed by the District Attorney citing lack of evidence.
  • State v. L

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jul 05, 2011
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty Jury Verdict
    Description:
    Client charged with Driving While Impaired, appealed a District Court result handled by a different attorney. Client hired The Chetson Firm to represent him in a Superior Court Jury Trial. Jury found the client "Not Guilty" in a unanimous verdict handed down after just 10 minutes of deliberation. Client, following expungement, has an entirely clean record.
  • State v. B

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Outcome:
    Dismissal
    Description:
    Client was charged with multiple counts of felony drug crimes. Case was dismissed after client worked through a successful diversion program.
  • State v. JM

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 01, 2012
    Outcome:
    Dismissal
    Description:
    Client was charged with: DWI, Misd. Possession of Paraphernalia, Misd. Possession of Schedule II (Klonopin), MIsd. Purchasing Malt Beverage for a minor. Client was charged with multiple crimes following an argument with his girlfriend in which police illegally searched his vehicle, conducted faulty field sobriety tests, and sought to punish him for being disrespectful. All charges dismissed.