What constitutes a crime varies state by state, but in all fifty states conviction of a crime can land you serious fines, jail time, and a permanent blight on your personal record—making it harder to find employment, housing, or credit. Of course, that long term future is probably the last thing on your mind as you face the possibility of prison time. And depending on the crime, that prison time can range from a few weeks to years. The good news is that a criminal defense lawyer can come to your aid and represent you in trial.
As we commonly tell our clients, the stage of having been arrested or given a ticket is usually the most difficult stage of a case for anyone. Criminal justice—and in particular defending yourself against criminal charges—is an intimidating process, often unexpectedly uprooting the normal routine of your life and overwhelming you with questions about the future.
A criminal defense lawyer can be indispensable in reducing the severity of your sentence. They can help negotiate a deal or plea bargain with the prosecutor, reducing your sentencing and possibly even eliminating certain portions of the charges against you. A criminal defense lawyer can also help you, even if you are convicted, by setting you up with the programs and services you need to start life over again once your sentencing is over. And of course, there is also the possibility that a good criminal defense lawyer can help you be vindicated entirely in court.
Finding a good advocate, and, as soon as possible, is the first step in a long line of good decisions toward answering those questions, resolving your case and resettling your life. We have prosecuted and defended cases at every state level, from Simple Assaults, Traffic Tickets and DUIs to Armed Robberies, Burglary and Murder. Whatever you are facing, rest assured that you have a partner ready to walk you through this stage and fight hard to obtain the best possible outcome for your case.
Make that first step. We look forward to being your partner throughout this process—fighting for you every step of the way—and helping you regain your life.