Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Send Message Concerning DWI Offenses

Posted by Christopher Shumate | Dec 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

On November 28, 2011, Jonathan Cox, a Charlotte man, ran a red light and crashed his car into another vehicle. The driver of the other automobile died in the crash and her four year old son was critically injured. Shortly after the incident, Mr. Cox was arrested for driving while impaired (DWI) and second degree murder. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, Mr. Cox was under alcohol monitoring restrictions as a result of a DWI conviction in 2009. Mr. Cox's blood alcohol level was not to exceed 0.04. His bail was set at $350,000 by the Court.

On December 8, 2011, Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Matthews Police initiated a sobriety checkpoint as part of its Holiday "Booze it and Lose it" campaign. During the checkpoint, the Police arrested nine individuals for driving while intoxicated. The Police also issued another 62 citations for various traffic offenses including driving with a revoked license and driving without an operator's license. The Holiday "Booze it and Lose it" campaign will continue until January 2.

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Mr. Chris Shumate is a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, and worked various jobs while pursuing his undergraduate and Juris Doctor education, including several heavy manual labor and skilled trade positions. In his practice, Mr. Shumate often encounters circumstances where these prior experiences are helpful in representing you. Upon graduating law school from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Shumate joined one of the Carolinas' larger defense firms, where he represented a diverse set of employers and insurance companies in civil cases and workers' compensation claims across the Carolinas. Chris utilized this experience to obtain a working knowledge of the insurance industry, and build personal contacts used today in representing you. Mr. Shumate ultimately decided he wanted to focus his law practice on assisting those who have been injured, and doing so with the focus on a personal relationship that is uncommon in the bigger firms. Mr. Shumate's also has a passion for assisting those facing the challenges of the criminal legal system. By representing individuals in a variety of criminal and traffic matters, Mr. Shumate works to achieve the best possible result for each client regardless of the charges levied by the prosecution. Chris has tirelessly pursued his mission of helping people from all walks of life throughout the Carolinas with a variety of legal matters. If you are interested in learning more about Chris Shumate and The Shumate Law Offices, please contact us at 704.371.5059. We look forward to assisting you to achieve a positive result in your legal concern. Education J.D., University of South Carolina B.S., University of South Carolina Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice N.C. State BarS.C. State BarU.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina Professional & Bar Association Memberships N.C. Bar Association S.C. Bar Association Mecklenburg County Bar N.C. Academy Of Trial Lawyers American Association For Justice


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