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Possession Of Marijuana Up To 1/2 Oz. & Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia

February 2015

Anthony was charged with Possession Of Marijuana Up To 1/2 Oz. & Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Like many of our clients, Anthony had no prior criminal record.  Therefore, our top priority was maintaining the lack of a criminal history going forward.  

I appeared on Anthony's behalf, so he was not required to appear in court.  I negotiated with the District Attorney to allow him to complete a first-offender program.  I provided our client all the information to allow him to easily complete the program.  We obtained a dismissal of his charges.  Our client avoided court costs / fines.  Most importantly, we avoided a conviction on Anthony's criminal record.  

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