Criminal Defense
Chapel Hill & Durham, NC

Your Local Hometown Criminal Defense Lawyers

Criminal Defense In Chapel Hill, NC

From the beginning of Matthew Charles Law has focused on defending individuals accused of crimes. From simple traffic violations to serious felonies, Matthew Charles Law has extensive experience in and out of the court room dealing with real people in very difficult situations. It is the goal of the Matthew Charles Law to be the last line of defense against erosion of an individual’s Constitutional Rights. As such, we take the time to evaluate each case individually and often personally interviews the law enforcement officer who has charged our client with the crime. This individualized approach is part of what makes Matthew Charles Law different from other law firms.

Alcohol Offenses

Matthew Charles Law has represented scores of individuals accused of alcohol-related offenses including:

  • Consuming or Possessing Alcohol under the age the age of 21
  • Possession of a Fake ID
  • Obtaining (Attempting to Obtain) Alcohol with a Fake ID
  • Giving Alcohol to a Minor
  • Driving After Consuming (alcohol or drugs) < 21 years of age

Matthew Charles Law has extensive experience representing individuals accused of Chapter 18B violations by Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) Agents in Orange, Durham and Wake counties.  Often times these offenses are levied against college students.  Since the charges frequently affect those who are young, it is the goal of Matthew Charles Law to do everything in our power to eliminate these charges.  Depending on the circumstances this may involve a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) or a trial.  Our attorneys will take the time to personally evaluate each individual’s case and to recommend the course of action that will most likely result in a finding of Not Guilty or a Dismissal of the charges.


Assaults are usually the result of high stress situations where emotions are running high.  Matthew Charles Law has experience with assault charges in all their different varieties.  Whether you are charged with simple assault because of a fight at school or at the bar on Saturday night, or assault on a female because of a dramatic domestic situation, Matthew can help.  The severity of an assault charge can vary greatly based on who the alleged victim is, how badly they were hurt and by what means.  we have personally defended individuals charged with the following offenses:

  • Simple Assault
  • Assault on a Female
  • Assault on a Government Official
  • Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury
Drug Offenses

North Carolina recognizes numerous controlled substances and other offenses related to the possession and distribution of controlled substances.  our attorneys have the experience necessary to assist you when you are charged with a drug offense.  These offenses can have lifelong implications if not handled properly.  we will personally oversee your case and will analyze every step from initial search and seizure to the chemical analysis of the controlled substance to ensure that your case is resolved in the most favorable way possible.  Give Matthew Charles Law a call today for a free consultation at (919) 619-3242.


If you are charged with a Felony Drug Offense in North Carolina your freedom and your ability to obtain future employment may be at stake.  we have handled many serious drug cases both on the Federal and State level.  Matthew Charles Law will aggressively represent your interest in your Felony drug case from beginning to end in order to ensure that every possible defense is explored and no question goes unasked.


Matthew Charles Law has represented hundreds of individuals accused of Misdemeanor Drug Offenses across North Carolina with charges ranging from Simple Possession of Marijuana to Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Depending on prior record level and offense type, Misdemeanor Drug Offenses offer the unique opportunity to obtain dismissals or other alternative resolutions in order to preserve the records of individuals who are young and may have made a mistake.  As with all cases, we will take a thorough and complete look at your case to find the quickest and most painless resolution that results in an elimination or mitigation of any criminal liability.  Give Matthew a call today at (919) 619-3242 for a free consultation.


Under North Carolina Law, people who are accused of crimes that result in a Dismissal or a finding of Not Guilty are eligible for one expungement per lifetime.  There are many intricacies involved with applying for an expungement, including whether or not multiple offenses can be expunged and when to file for an expungement.   Matthew Charles Law has obtained expungements in many different counties and in a variety of cases.  Our attorneys will personally counsel you regarding the most effective way to obtain an expungement in the most efficient and complete way possible.

Fraud, Forgery, False Pretenses

If you are accused of an offense involving deceit, fraud, forgery or obtaining property by false pretenses give the Law Office of Matthew Charles Suczynski a call for a free consultation. Our attorneys have the experience necessary to assist you whether you stand accused of obtaining a Driver License illegally or committing bank fraud. We are prepared to put the State of North Carolina’s case against you under a microscope to explore every avenue of relief.

Larceny, Possession of Stolen Goods, Embezzlement

Matthew Charles Law has dealt extensively was cases involving larceny, possession of stolen goods and embezzlement. Whether it is a simple larceny at a shopping mall or the allegation of thousands of dollars of embezzlement from an employer, we can be of assistance. Matthew Charles Law will give your case the individualized attention it needs to obtain the optimal outcome. Give us a call today at (919) 619-3242.

Weapon Offenses

Not unlike drug charges, there are numerous ways to get in trouble with a weapon in North Carolina. No matter if you are charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon, violating the provisions of your Carry Conceal permit or if you are charged with Possession of Firearm by a Felon, the Law of Office of Matthew Charles Suczynski, PLLC is prepared to help you. Give Matthew Charles Law a call at (919) 619-3242 today for an in-depth analysis of your case from top to bottom.

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