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Criminal Defense2019-05-23T19:47:59+00:00

If you’ve been charged with a crime, our team will fight to make sure you are dealt with fairly. We abide by the ideal that each accused person is innocent until proven guilty.

With this principle serving as the foundation of our work, our attorneys work tirelessly to defend clients charged with criminal matters ranging from minor misdemeanors related to drug possession to felony charges for homicide. When you are charged with a crime, regardless of the outcome of the case, society tends to view you in a negative light. We fight to make sure everything is done fairly and ethically.

Regardless of the charges against you, we will work aggressively to defend you in a court of law.

If you’ve been charged with a theft or burglary, do not take it lightly. This is a serious charge that can have an impact on your life and in some cases, lead to jail time, hefty fines and go on your permanent record.

Please contact our team for help today.

In a concerted effort to reduce drunk driving, all states and most local counties have imposed strict laws against driving while intoxicated (DWI). If you are arrested and charged with drunk driving or driving under the influence (DUI), the consequences can be severe; you may lose your driver’s license, pay heavy fines, have your vehicle impounded and even receive a jail sentence. DWI convictions remain on your permanent criminal record and as a result, may interfere with your livelihood, causing you to lose your job or hinder future employment opportunities. With such high stakes, it is crucial you contact a qualified DWI defense attorney as soon as you are arrested for driving while intoxicated.

Our law firm understands the anxiety and fear one feels after being arrested for drunk driving, and will diligently represent you to ensure the best possible resolution for your case. We have a thorough understanding of sobriety tests and law enforcement protocol which is part of an effective and comprehensive defense against the DWI charges you face. During our initial consultation with you, we will determine if there was police error, field sobriety test errors or inaccuracies, failure to follow proper protocol or administrative errors which may prove your innocence or lead to the dismissal of charges by the prosecution.

DWI cases are complex and the laws which govern them vary dramatically depending upon the state or municipality in which the charges are filed. Our attorneys are well versed in all local and state-wide DWI regulations and have experience interacting with police departments, prosecutors and the department of motor vehicles. If you’ve been arrested for DWI or DUI, contact our law firm today to speak with one of our knowledgeable attorneys who will fight on your behalf to ensure your DWI arrest does not turn into a conviction.

The term white collar crime comprises a wide array of criminal acts that are committed in a business or professional setting for financial gain.  Those accused of white collar crimes face not only the pressures of criminal prosecution but also negative publicity and catastrophic damage to their finances. Penalties for white collar crimes range from probation, fines and criminal forfeiture, to lengthy prison sentences. Our criminal defense attorneys understand the severity of the consequences for their clients and will work diligently to obtain the most favorable outcome possible including getting charges dismissed, negotiating a plea bargain or obtaining a not guilty verdict.

If you are under suspicion or investigation for white collar crime charges, our criminal defense firm can promptly inform you on how to respond.  Under no circumstances should you talk to anyone without an attorney! Your silence cannot be used against you. However, statements made to the police investigators without the presence of an experienced attorney by your side can seriously jeopardize your defense options.

Our criminal defense attorneys represent clients in state, local and federal jurisdictions and defend clients against a wide range of white-collar criminal charges such as:

  • Securities fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Mail and wire fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Real estate fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Forgery
  • Embezzlement
  • Conspiracy
  • Money laundering
  • Identity theft
  • Credit card fraud
  • Medicare, Medicaid and healthcare fraud
  • Internet crime

Aggressive representation by a qualified criminal defense lawyer can also reduce or eliminate potential civil consequences of criminal prosecution such as claims for restitution, damages and forfeiture.

If you have been contacted by the police or charged with a crime, your rights, freedom, and livelihood are in jeopardy. No matter the charges, no matter how complex the case, we have the background and the legal expertise to provide the aggressive and highly skilled legal representation you deserve.  Contact our criminal defense attorneys today for a confidential consultation.

If you or someone you love has been arrested, or you even think an arrest is possible, get the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney may be able to work with the police and public defender’s office to have charges reduced. Then, he or she will fight for your rights through every stage of the process, including:

  • Challenging evidence
  • Negotiating a plea deal when appropriate
  • Arguing for bail
  • Investigating your case
  • Arguing your case

And, if you are found guilty:

  • Presenting mitigating factors for a lighter sentence
  • Appealing your case
  • Representing you at parole hearings

Understanding Felonies

Whether a crime is categorized as a felony or a misdemeanor depends on the seriousness of the charge and the maximum punishment for the crime. Felony charges are reserved for society’s most serious crimes, including:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • DWI, third offense
  • Burglary
  • Arson
  • Drug trafficking
  • Rape
  • Manslaughter and murder

Crimes that run afoul of federal laws are nearly always considered felonies. They include:

  • Kidnapping across state lines
  • Selling illegal drugs across states lines
  • Civil rights violations
  • Mail fraud
  • Committing a crime on federal property or against a federal employee

The consequences for being convicted of a felony are very serious. You may have to pay a steep fine and serve significant time in state or federal prison. When you get out, you may have trouble finding a job and a place to live, and may lose some citizenship rights, such as the right to vote and own a gun. In capital cases, you may never be released, and may even face the death penalty.

Penalties for traffic violations can often be expensive, especially when they result in an increase in your insurance premiums. In fact, depending on the type of offense and your prior motor vehicle history, automobile insurance companies may raise premiums after a first offense.

It is crucial to have an attorney represent you from the initial stage of the case. Our firm can help those charged with a traffic violation avoid the expensive, time consuming and frustrating ordeal involving court appearances, fines, and forms that may have a significant impact on your finances and driving privileges.

Contact us for a consultation today to review your case and explain the possible consequences of the various violations. We can then proceed to represent you throughout the resolution of the matter, taking the mystery out of the process and helping you avoid conviction.

Our firm offers an aggressive defense to clients who have been issued traffic citations involving:

  • Speeding
  • Running a red light
  • Failing to stop at a stop sign
  • Driving without a valid driver’s license
  • Driving without valid vehicle registration
  • Driving without valid insurance
  • Driving under the influence
  • Leaving the scene of an accident (hit and run)
  • Reckless driving

Sex crimes are among the most serious criminal offenses and can often result in lengthy jail sentences. In addition to prison time, sex crime convictions carry a social stigma which is often impossible to erase even after you have served your sentence. If you have been arrested for a sex-related offense, it is essential you contact a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney right away. Our law firm has experience defending clients charged with a variety of sex-offenses including, but not limited to:

  • Indecent exposure
  • Prostitution
  • Lewd acts in a public place
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Sexual battery
  • Rape
  • Statutory rape

Our skilled sex crime attorneys will work hard to ensure your rights are safeguarded and to help maintain your privacy in order to protect you and your loved ones.

Being charged with possession or distribution of drugs can often result in harsh penalties. In certain jurisdictions, even the most minor charge of simple possession may be punishable by a jail sentence or probation. If you’ve been charged with a drug crime, you should immediately seek legal counsel. Our attorneys will take the time to learn your case inside and out and devise an aggressive defense strategy.

We will investigate the process by which the evidence was obtained for each charge. In many cases, drugs are found by law enforcement during an illegal search. In these instances, the evidence obtained may not be used against you in a court of law, leading the prosecution to drop the charges. If the evidence in your case was obtained legally, our drug defense lawyers can often negotiate with the prosecution and find alternatives to jail time which may include deferred adjudication or probation.

Crimes which are considered violent in nature include, but are not limited to:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Homicide
  • Illegal weapon possession
  • Terroristic threats
  • Domestic violence
  • Kidnapping
  • Carjacking

Our skilled criminal defense attorneys are available to meet with you upon your arrest. We can explore your options and in certain cases, reduce the severity of the charges against you. To ensure no self-incriminating statements are made, we will communicate directly with law enforcement on your behalf and will guide you on the best course of action to take to protect your rights.

During the initial consultation, our law firm will take the time to learn all about you and the criminal charges you face. Our attorneys will assess the strength of the evidence against you and advise you on all available options. If necessary, we can conduct a private investigation, contact witnesses and obtain other useful evidence. Treating you with the utmost respect, our criminal defense law team will aggressively represent you to reach the best possible resolution, whether through a plea bargain or trial.

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