Criminal Defense Attorneys That Will Fight for You
It is absolutely imperative that you speak with an attorney any time you are being investigated for a crime or have been charged with a crime. The consequences of any criminal prosecution can greatly impact your life and as such it is important that you protect all of the rights afforded to you.
Simply because you are arrested, does not mean you are guilty. Our attorneys will fight for you, protect your rights and help you navigate through the court system. Whether you choose to take a plea bargain or go to trial our attorneys have the experience, knowledge and skill to handle cases ranging from minor motor vehicle charges and misdemeanors to the most serious felony crimes.
Do I need a criminal defense attorney?
If you are being investigated for a crime or have been arrested, you should speak with a criminal defense attorney. Although you can represent yourself (this is known as pro se representation) the potential consequences of criminal prosecution can be severe. A conviction, and even in some cases a mere arrest, can impact your job, school, drivers license and, most importantly, your freedom. An attorney can help you navigate the court system, evaluate any potential legal issues that may arise in your case, assess the strength of the State’s case, and take the steps that are necessary to protect your rights.
How much does a criminal defense attorney cost?
The cost of hiring an attorney to represent you in a criminal matter will depend on many factors – for example, what crimes you are charged with, whether you are on probation or whether you have multiple cases pending in multiple courthouses. Our attorneys will gladly meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your case and provide you with an estimate as to our fee. Our office accepts all forms of payment including checks and credit cards.
What are some of the common charges your attorneys handle?
Below is a list of some of the most common charges that our clients face. Our attorneys, however, handle a wide range of charges ranging from minor motor vehicle and misdemeanor charges to serious felonies.
- Motor Vehicle
- Domestic Violence
- Driving While Under the Influence (DUI)
- Possession of Illegal Drugs
- Sale of Illegal Drugs
- Sexual Assault
What is proof beyond a reasonable doubt?
In order to be convicted of any criminal offense, the State’s Attorney must prove beyond a reasonable doubt all the elements of the crime with which you are charged. This is a high burden – the highest in our court system. You do not have to prove your innocence. A criminal attorney should evaluate your case and explain to you whether the state is likely to meet this burden. If not, we can use the weakness of the case to come to an acceptable plea bargain or we can pursue a full blown criminal trial.