Criminal Defense

Our firm handles criminal matters ranging in traffic citations, misdemeanors, and felonies, from before formal charges are filed, through trial, and post-conviction relief and expungements. If you have been arrested, been served with a summons for criminal charges, or are otherwise in need of consultation with a criminal law attorney, do not hesitate to call.

PRE-CHARGE AND ARREST ISSUES
The beginning moments after an incident or contact with police is crucial. Do not speak with the police or volunteer any information without an attorney present. Statements are often taken out of context or improperly noted by the police, without the person realizing it, often damaging to a defense. Even if you believe that you have done nothing unlawful or “know you are innocent of all the charges,” do not make a statement or agree to speak with government officials without the presence of an experienced criminal defense attorney. There is too much at stake and one statement can be misconstrued and used against you in a court. We will protect your rights and fight for you.

COURT PROCEEDINGS AND TRIAL
As your criminal law attorneys, we will thoroughly examine every minute and every step leading up to your arrest or the filing of charges. We will question all areas of the State’s case for any violation of your rights, improper police procedures, witness credibility and motives, and also the methods used in the gathering of evidence. We will do all we can to get the best possible results for you and prevent you from having a criminal record, facing high fines, probation and possible jail time.

APPEALS AND POST CONVICTION
If you have already completed the trial phase and were unsuccessful, we can handle an appeal to challenge a legal error by the Court to have your conviction overturned or for you to be granted a new trial. You only have a limited time period to file an appeal after receiving a conviction or to file for post-conviction relief after an unsuccessful appeal. Do not wait for these deadlines to pass before contacting an attorney to file the paperwork necessary for your or your loved ones’ legal claims to be heard.

SHIELDING AND EXPUNGEMENT OF COURT AND POLICE RECORDS
An experienced defense attorney can mean the difference between having a criminal record for the rest of your life or problems arising in background search for employment applications or college admission questionnaires. An arrest or conviction can come back to haunt you 20 or 30 years in the future in ways that you would never expect. We can examine your prior record and determine if you are eligible for shielding or expungement of the record, which erases the record from the courts’ internet search website or allows an applicant to refrain from disclosing the fats of the case on most job applications.

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