Case Results

Hit & Run

May 2015

Cheryl was charged with Hit & Run in Charlotte, North Carolina.  While Cheryl's charge resulted from an honest mistake, this charge can be quite difficult to defend in many instances. Investigating officers and District Attorneys generally assume that a person left the accident scene for a reason, such as attempting to avoid a DWI, etc.  Therefore, I carefully investigate the facts of this charge, and carefully prepare my client's legal strategy. 

I carefully interviewed Cheryl to gain a proper understanding of her case.  I answered her questions to ensure she was comfortable with our strategy.  I then crafted our legal strategy and spent the necessary time to implement it for our client.  Once I gathered the proper support for Cheryl, I negotiated with the District Attorney on Cheryl's behalf.  In this case, we were able to obtain a dismissal of the Hit & Run charge.  This disposition avoided costs / fine from the court, along with any DMV or insurance ramifications.  

I was quite pleased with this outcome for Cheryl.  

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