Case Results

Consume Alcohol By 19/20 (Underage Consumption)

March 2016

Collin was charged with Consume Alcohol By 19/20 (Underage Consumption) in Charlotte, North Carolina.  As with many of our young clients, Collin had no prior experience with the legal system.  He was quite worried about this charge and the potential ramifications of a conviction.  

We discussed the facts of his case in detail.  I explained the possible outcomes of his case.  I provided several alternatives for Collin, and I enabled our client to make an educated choice how to best proceed.  

I appeared on Collin's behalf on his court dates so he didn't miss work / school.  The District Attorney agreed our client could complete a first offender program to obtain a dismissal of his charge.  I provided Collin all the necessary information to enable him to easily complete this program.  We obtained his dismissal, and we got the result we wanted.  

Court: Charlotte, North Carolina

Christopher Shumate

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