There are many misconceptions about what a criminal charge truly is. First and foremost, it is important to understand that a "charge" is simply an allegation. If you have been charged with a crime, you have simply been accused - not proven guilty. With the help of a seasoned attorney, you can often prove these allegations are untrue. Furthermore, effective legal representation can help protect your constitutional rights and your human dignity. I've defended numerous criminal clients, and there are a few things that my experience as a criminal defense lawyer has taught me.
One, you were probably in the wrong place at the wrong time. You may never have had any ill intent, but perhaps you got caught up with a dangerous group of friends or went to a bar on an unlucky night. Maybe you unknowingly got into an abusive relationship and had to defend yourself. The reality is, the possibilities are endless. In all of the examples mentioned above, anyone in your shoes would've likely gotten into the same situation you are in now. You may feel misunderstood, but I've heard these stories before. I know how evidence can be twisted, and I will listen and take your side.
Two, regardless of what has happened, you still have certain inalienable rights. You are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and you shouldn't let those rights go without a fight. You deserve justice, and that includes a chance to tell your side of the story. Furthermore, you should receive respectful treatment throughout the judicial process. Even if you did make some poor decisions, you are still a human being, and I will work to ensure that no one in legal system treats you unfairly.
Three, a criminal charge will impact every area of your life until you seek help. The stress alone will haunt you, but have you considered the lifelong consequences a conviction will carry? You may go to prison and miss valuable years with your family. If and when you are later released, you may never be able to land a decent job or be approved for housing or the right to carry a firearm. You may lose precious friends and relatives. The list is simply too long to cover sufficiently, and it saddens me to know that many individuals face these harsh punishments when they are innocent or not even fully grown. Teens and young adults, especially, should not have their entire lives taken away due to one small incident.
These are the reasons why I became an attorney. Just as being convicted of a charge is not always what it seems, being a criminal defense lawyer is not always what meets the eye. Typically, I'm not the one covering for the "bad guys" - I'm advocating for the underdogs of society, the ones others callously disregard. I look at the facts without judgment and know that life is not as simple as it sometimes appears on the surface.
Common Types Of Cases
- Drug Offenses
- DUI Charges
- Assault & Battery
- Sex Crimes
- Traffic Tickets
When you are charged with a crime, it is imperative that you secure proper legal representation. Do not attempt to fight the charge on your own, and do not simply plead guilty as the "easy" way out. A conviction can - and likely will - affect you for the rest of your life. It's better to invest your time and resources in a lawyer now than to throw away a happy and successful future for years to come. Contact my office today to see how I can be of service to you.