Case Results

Possession Of A Firearm On City Property / Carrying Concealed Weapon

March 2016

Sonny was charged with Possession Of A Firearm On City Property in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The charge resulted from an unfortunate, honest mistake of our client.  However, we needed to address the matter properly.  This was a very disturbing scenario for our client, as he had never encountered the legal system prior.  

I discussed the facts of this case in detail with our client to gain true understanding of the scenario.  I carefully negotiated an arrangement with the District Attorney that proved very favorable for Sonny.  The District Attorney required the destruction of our client's firearm, and he had to pay the fine imposed by the TSA.  However, we were able to negotiate a dismissal of the underlying charge, which was a significant victory for Sonny.  

In light of our goals, this was a very satisfactory result for our client.  

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