In 2019 alone, Mr. Chetson defended clients in four jury trials - two federal trials and two state murder trials - and secured victories in each trial. Mr. Chetson was the only lawyer out of more than 80 in the largest federal criminal prosecution in history to win any victory at trial, beating a "special sentencing factor" of murder.
Mr. Chetson has secured outstanding results for clients in cases ranging from murder to drug trafficking, to sex offenses. He is one of fewer than 100 Board Certified Specialists in State and Federal Criminal Law in the entire state of North Carolina.
In other recent cases, Mr. Chetson secured a rare “no contest” plea in another high-profile case involving a Mayor’s son who faced dozens of charges of child pornography; the client was sentenced to probation.
Also in 2019, Mr. Chetson won release on probation of his client originally charged with first degree murder (WRAL TV) when a Superior Court Judge granted Mr. Chetson’s request for “extraordinary mitigation,” the first time that judge handed down such a judgment in the judge’s 15 year judicial career. Another Chetson Firm client – originally facing a 10 year mandatory minimum – received a 40 month sentence in the Eastern District of North Carolina after pleading guilty to trafficking in more than 10 pounds of methamphetamine from Texas when a federal judge granted Mr. Chetson’s request for a “safety valve” reduction under 18 USC 3553(f).
And Mr. Chetson won dismissal of all charges and the release of a client accused of First Degree Kidnapping and Forcible Rape after a bond hearing in which Mr. Chetson and his investigator were able to show the Court that Raleigh police detectives had arrested an innocent person. The case has been expunged.
Whether you face a federal indictment, felony warrants in North Carolina state court, or an investigation by an employer, your university, or the police, we have experience in all aspects of criminal defense.