Norman Charles Post III “Chas” recently received advanced level training, from the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, on how to fight Marijuana (Cannabis) DUI Cases. It is critical for attorneys to understand the general and clinical indicators that law enforcement officers are trained to look for in marijuana cases and to know the alternative causes for these indicators. Importantly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that marijuana impairment can rapidly diminish between 1 and 2 1/2 hours, that some metabolites are non-impairing, and that concentrations of metabolites found in a person’s system cannot be tied to impairment. In fighting and winning marijuana DUI cases, it is important to know that the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests are not effective in detecting marijuana impairment. This training was provided by Trey Tull, a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor Member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys and he is based out of West Monroe, Louisiana.
The American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys has compiled information from Judges, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors (the Top DUI Prosecutors in each State), DUI Prosecutors, current Law Enforcement Officers, former Law Enforcement Officers, and DUI Defense Attorneys to determine exactly what skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial.
When people need a DUI Attorney, the biggest challenge is knowing whether or not an attorney truly has the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win DUI cases. Countless attorneys handle DUI cases. But, only a very small percentage have the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win DUI cases.
Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys have received advanced level training on the strategies that win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial. Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys also have access to the resources and tools that are used to win and successfully resolve DUI cases and these are resources and tools that only a very small percentage of DUI attorneys have access to and use.
Norman Charles Post III “Chas” was born and raised in Sanford, NC and attended Lee County Senior High School from 1998-2002. After graduation Chas moved down east to attend the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and obtained his B.A. in Political Science. Chas received his Juris Doctor from the Charlotte School of Law in 2009 after serving as a charter member of the inaugural law school class.
During law school Chas served on the Student Bar Association and was also named the Captain of the inaugural Charlotte School of Law Trial Advocacy Team, ultimately receiving the prestigious Trial Advocacy Honors Distinction.
Chas obtained his license to practice law in the State of North Carolina in 2010, and began his legal career with the North Carolina DWI firm of Powers McCartan, PLLC in Charlotte, NC. During his tenure with Powers McCartan, PLLC, Chas concentrated his practice on DWI defense, traffic violations and criminal misdemeanors and gained significant and invaluable experience assisting in the defense of accused persons across North Carolina.
Chas has now returned to his home town of Sanford, NC and is a Partner with Doster, Post, Silverman, Foushee, Post & Patton, P.A. Chas continues to focus his attention on NC Driving While Impaired (DWI) cases, but his practice also includes zealous representation in serious felony matters such as Homicide, Drug Trafficking, Robberies and serious Assaults, as well as various criminal misdemeanors such as Larceny, Drug Possession, Underage Drinking and minor Assaults. Chas also handles all types of traffic offenses and continues to work diligently helping clients restore their NC driving privileges through License Restorations and DMV Hearings.
Chas prides himself on bringing a comprehensive knowledge of the law to the representation of his clients, in particular, Driving While Impaired cases. 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 training law enforcement officers undergo to learn to spot and arrest motorists suspected of driving while impaired.
In January of 2015, Chas was one of four North Carolina attorneys named by Super Lawyers magazine to “Super Lawyers Rising Stars” in the area of Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI and Criminal Defense. 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 “Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer in North Carolina. Chas is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and is a regular speaker and presenter at DWI continuing legal education seminars for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.
Chas is married to his beautiful wife Kim who is a practicing attorney in Pinehurst, NC. They are expecting their first child in February 2015, Norman Charles Post IV “Charlie”. In his free time Chas enjoys going to the beach, boating, fishing, playing golf, politics, cheering on the Carolina Panthers and the New York Yankees and spending quality time with family and friends.
Areas of Practice:
- Driving While Impaired (DWI)
- Traffic Offenses
- Criminal Defense
- DMV Hearings and License Restorations
- 50B Domestic Violence Defense
- 50C No Contact Defense
- Accident and Injury
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- General Civil Litigation
- North Carolina, 2010
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2013
- University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, 2006 – B.A.
- Charlotte School of Law, Charlotte, NC, 2009 – J.D.
Honors, Awards & Certifications:
- 2015 NC Super Lawyers Rising Stars – Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense
- “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in NC” by the National Trial Lawyers, 2014
- “Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers in NC” by the National Trial Lawyers, 2014
- Certificate of Training – NHTSA DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program (24-hours), 2011
- Trial Advocacy Honors Distinction, 2009
Classes & Seminars Taught:
- Life or Death?: The North Carolina Racial Justice Act
- Democratic Women of Lee County (January 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)
- 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)
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- North Carolina State Bar
- North Carolina Advocates for Justice – Criminal Law Section
- Membership Committee (2013-2014)
- New Lawyers Division Co-Liason to the Criminal Law Section
- National College for DUI Defense, Inc., General Member
- Charlotte School of Law Alumni Association, Board Member
- Legal Aid of NC Local Advisory Board
- Board Member (2012-2013)
- Lee County Bar Association
- Vice President, 2012
- President, 2013 & 2014
- Sanford City Council
- At-Large Councilman, 2013 – present
- Sanford ABC Board
- Board Member, 2014 – present
- Central Carolina Community College Foundation Board
- Board Member, 2014 – present
- Lee County YMCA
- Board Member, 2015 – present
Past Employment Positions:
- Powers McCartan, PLLC, Associate Attorney, 2010-2011
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Information in this news release is the opinion of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys (AAPDA), and the use of the AAPDA logo, is the opinion of AAPDA that members have met AAPDA’s proprietary selection criteria. AAPDA does not guarantee or imply the competence level of any attorney, whether or not they are a member of AAPDA. When hiring an attorney, a person should personally contact the attorney and confirm the attorney’s skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, strategies and other credentials. Any decision to hire an attorney should be based on a person’s satisfaction, after contacting the attorney, that the attorney hired is who they feel comfortable with and want to represent them. The specific outcome of each DUI case cannot be anticipated or guaranteed by AAPDA, or anyone else, as many factors can affect the outcome of each individual case.
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