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Meet Chas Post Trial Attorney

undefinedChas Post is a Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law by the North Carolina State Bar and is the only lawyer in Lee County, NC who has earned that distinction. With his broad understanding of North Carolina criminal laws, Chas specializes in Criminal Defense and Driving While Impaired (DWI) cases throughout the state. Born and raised in Sanford, Chas represents folks from all walks of life who have been targeted by the government for prosecution. Rated one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for Criminal Defense by Best Lawyers, Chas’s practice involves the representation of individuals in serious felony matters such as murder, drug trafficking, sex offenses, vehicular homicides, firearms crimes, and violent assaults. He also provides zealous defense in criminal misdemeanor cases such as driving while impaired, larceny and other theft crimes, simple drug possession, domestic violence and assault, and underage drinking, along with Chapter 20 traffic offenses.

Chas is known throughout the legal community as being a tenacious trial attorney who is not afraid to litigate the tough cases. He relishes an opportunity to represent the “little guy” and to go “head-to-head” with the tremendous power of government in front of a jury of 12. He has tried hundreds of bench trials, argued hundreds of pre-trial motions, and appeared in countless hearings on behalf of his clients. Chas has represented folks charged with First Degree Murder to simple Speeding Tickets. Chas has tried double-digit Superior Court jury trials, ranging from serious class B1 felonies, carrying a maximum sentence of Life in Prison without the Possibility of Parole, to general misdemeanor appeals; and he is relentless when negotiating with the prosecution for a dismissal of his client’s cases, or for a reduced plea in cases where a trial is not in the best interest of his client.

When it comes to defending those accused of Impaired Driving, Chas has received the most recognition of excellence from his peers and lawyer rating agencies. For the past six years (2015 - 2020), Chas was one of a select few North Carolina attorneys named by Super Lawyers magazine to “Super Lawyers Rising Stars” in the area of Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI. The “Super Lawyers Rising Stars” honor is limited to no more than 2.5% of lawyers within the State of North Carolina.

Additionally, Chas has been selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer in NC” and a “Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer in NC”. He has also been ranked “Top 10 Under 40” by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Chas is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, a founding member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys and is a regular speaker and presenter at Criminal Defense and DWI continuing legal education seminars for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.

Finally, in October of 2011, Chas received a Certificate of Training from Drugs & Alcohol Risk Management, Inc. for his participation in the 24-hour National Highway Traffic Safety Administration DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program. This Certificate of Training requires the same education law enforcement officers undergo to learn to spot and arrest motorists suspected of driving while impaired.

Chas is married and has two young sons. In his free time, Chas enjoys going to the beach along the NC coast, boating, fishing, playing golf, politics, clay shooting, cheering on the Carolina Panthers and the New York Yankees, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Areas of Practice:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Driving While Impaired (DWI)
  • Traffic Tickets, DMV Hearings & License Restorations
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions:

  • North Carolina, 2010
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2013

Education:

  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, 2006 - B.A.
  • Charlotte School of Law, Charlotte, NC, 2009 - J.D.

Honors, Awards & Certifications:

  • Board Certified Specialist in North Carolina Criminal Law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2019 – present
  • Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers – Criminal Defense, 26th Edition
  • NC Super Lawyers Rising Stars – Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, 2015 – 2019
  • Top 100 DWI Attorneys in the State of NC – The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC, 2017
  • 10 Best in Client Satisfaction in NC – American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2015 – 2019
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award – National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2017 – 2019
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys – Founding Member
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in NC – The National Trial Lawyers, 2014 – 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers in NC – The National Trial Lawyers, 2014 – 2016
  • Certificate of Training - NHTSA DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program (24-hours), 2011

Classes & Seminars Taught:

  • The DWI Jury Trial in North Carolina:
    • How to Effectively Try a DWI Case to a Jury and Win
      • CHAIRPERSON
      • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (January 2020)
  • Back to the Basics:
    • Defending a DWI in North Carolina
      • CHAIRPERSON
      • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (February 2019)
  • Caselaw Update on Blood & Breath Testing Issues
    • Nuts & Bolts of DWI: Not Just for Beginners
      • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (February 2017)
  • Sentencing Issues in Superior Court
    • Trying a DWI Case in Superior Court
      • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (February 2016)
  • New Legislative Changes to NC DWI Law in 2013
    • 2 nd Annual MASTERS OF DWI – Learn from NC's Most Experienced DWI Litigators
      • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (November 2013)
  • Challenging PC: The basics to fighting probable cause to arrest for Impaired Driving
    • BASICS OF DWI: Everything You Need to Know to Handle Your First Case and Get Better at Your Next
      • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (February 2013)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
    • Legislative Committee, 2015 – 2018
    • Membership Committee, 2013 – 2017
    • Criminal Law Section Member, 2010 – present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • National College for DUI Defense, Inc., General Member
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, Founding Member
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC, Nationally Ranked Member
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member
  • Legal Aid of NC Local Advisory Board
    • Board Member, 2012 & 2013
  • Lee County Bar Association
    • President, 2013 & 2014
    • Vice President, 2012

Community Involvement:

  • Sanford City Council
    • Councilman At-Large, 2013 – present
  • City of Sanford ABC Board
    • Liaison to the City Council, 2014 – present
  • City of Sanford Commission on the Opioid Abuse Epidemic
    • FOUNDER
    • Liaison to the City Council, 2019 – present
  • Downtown Sanford, Inc.
    • Liaison to the City Council, 2017 - 2018
  • Central Carolina Community College Foundation Board
    • Vice President of Board Development, 2016 – present
    • Golf Committee, 2014 - present
    • Board Member, 2014 – present
  • Lee County YMCA Local Advisory Board (Ingram Family YMCA)
    • Board Member, 2015 – 2019
    • Major Gifts Co-Chair (Annual “We Build People” Campaign), 2016 & 2017
    • Capital Campaign Committee Member, 2016 – 2017
  • Lee County Arts and Community Center Foundation Board (The Mann Center of North Carolina)
    • Board Member, 2016 – present
  • Emerging Leaders Society of the United Way of Lee County, NC
    • Steering Committee, 2017 – 2018
    • General Member, 2017 – 2018
  • Westlake Racquet & Swim Club, Inc.
    • Board Member, 2018 – present
  • Sanford Cotillion Club
    • President, 2018 – 2019
    • Vice President, 2017 – 2018
  • B.P.O. Elks Lodge #1679 – Sanford, NC
    • Member, 2011 – present

Past Employment Positions:

  • Bill Powers Law Firm, P.A. (Charlotte, NC) - Associate Attorney, 2010-2011

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Highly Recommended By Clients

  • “I had the best experience with Chas Post”
  • “I wouldn't take my legal matters anywhere else.”
  • “Chas is a genuine person who is on your side!”
  • “Chas is the best”
  • “If you are within 30 minutes of Norman Charles Post III, there is nobody else that you should call for your legal needs... Period!”
  • “He is so easy to talk to and work with and he does everything he can to help you out.”
  • “Give Chas a call, you can't go wrong!!!!”
  • “We only had to show up to court two times and then in the end, all DUI and reckless charges dropped.”
  • “Chas is an excellent lawyer and a life saver!”
  • “"SECOND TO NONE"!!!”
  • “Mr. Post was is in it to win it from the start”
  • “I am very pleased and grateful!”
  • “Professionalism wins the day!”
  • “Best Attorney in NC!”
  • “Once in the courtroom, his research and effort showed in tenfold, with quick and valid counter-statements to the DA's case...”