The first important stage of the criminal process is the investigation by law enforcement. If the police are attempting to question you about a crime that occurred or if you are the suspect of a criminal investigation, retaining a quality Criminal Defense Attorney during the investigation is crucial for several reasons.
Once you retain a Criminal Defense Attorney, the police can no longer legally speak to you. As a result, you no longer have the stress of dealing with the police. Additionally, you will be protected from incriminating yourself with regard to the criminal charges.
A skilled Criminal Defense Attorney may be able to persuade the prosecutor to drop charges against you based on insufficient evidence or improper procedure.
A skilled Criminal Defense Attorney may be able to negotiate a favorable plea bargain to reduce charges to a lesser crime or reduce sentencing before charges are formally filed with the courts.
Generally, there are 2 types of criminal warrants that can be issued by the court for someone’s arrest.
Criminal arrest warrants are warrants issued by a judge that authorize the arrest and detention of an individual, or the search and seizure of one's property.
Criminal bench warrants are a form of an arrest warrant that authorizes the immediate arrest of the individual subject to the bench warrant. Typically, bench warrants are a result of that person's failure to appear at court for a hearing.
Why retain a Criminal Defense Attorney for a Warrant? A quality Criminal Defense Attorney can assist you in taking care of the warrant. A skilled Criminal Defense Attorney may be able to challenge the warrant and have it set aside to avoid spending time in jail. An experienced Criminal Defense Attorney will be able to help you a reasonable bond on your behalf so you avoid spending time in jail.
Domestic Violence / Assault
Domestic Violence / Assault cases involve an alleged injury to a family member or someone else. The charges are considered crimes of violence. As a result, these types of charges can adversely affect the family and a defendant’s quality of life in many different ways.
As such, you need an attorney with experience in Domestic Violence / Assault cases. You need an attorney to properly evaluate and investigate your case. We have the resources available to properly investigate your case in an effort to obtain the results you need.
There is no worse scarlet letter in our society than to be charged or convicted of a sex crime or sex offense. In addition to traditional forms of punishment that may be imposed, i.e. jail, prison, probation, fines, etc., those that are charged with a sex crime or even worse convicted are subjected to the worst form of ridicule.
Examples of common gun crimes include:
Most gun charges arise from individuals carrying a gun in a specific way that is prohibited by law or having a gun when you’re legally not allowed to have possession of a gun. As such, the facts of each case are vital to determine if you are illegally carrying a gun.
Examples of common violent crimes include:
Violation of a Protection Order
Robbery & Burglary
Murder, Manslaughter & Homicide
Violence crimes involve an alleged victim and there may be witnesses to the alleged crime. As such, properly evaluate and investigate your case. You need an attorney with resources.