We are aggressive criminal defense attorneys with specific strategies and “gameplans” to achieve the desired results whenever possible. We have over three decades of legal trial experience as criminal defense lawyers and as prosecutors. We know the case from both sides, which gives the client a distinct advantage.
You Need an Criminal Defense Attorney if:
- You are charged with a crime
- You believe you may be a suspect charged with a crime
- You are or may be a potential witness in a criminal investigation
- You have been called to testify before a Grand Jury
Murder & Homicide Investigations
Manslaughter & Vehicular Manslaughter
White Collar Crimes
Hit & Run
Serious Traffic Offenses
Credit Card Fraud
Post Conviction Remedies
Parole and Probation
Did you fail to appear on your court date, or are you the subject of a fugitive warrant?
People become fugitives for many different reasons. Maybe it was a unpaid traffic ticket you forgot to go to court for. Maybe you are accused of a very serious offense and just ran, rather than dealing with it. It is not a criminal defense lawyer’s role to pass judgment for the circumstances that you have found yourself in, but to help you understand your options and to develop an intelligent strategy to deal with it.
If you are a fugitive and reading this, there is a good chance that you have grown tired of the limbo you are in and want your life to return to normal.
If you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, you have the right to representation by a criminal defense attorney at every stage of the proceedings. For most criminal cases, the proceedings include the following general steps:
Upon your arrest, the police will read the following Miranda rights. The “Miranda” warning informs you of your rights before questioning can begin. These rights are to be taken seriously and a request for legal representation should be made immediately at the commencement of questioning, and in response to the Miranda warnings.
You have the right to remain silent and to refuse to answer any questions.
Anything you do say may be used against you in a court of law.
You have the right to consult an attorney before speaking to the police and to have an attorney present during questioning now or in the future. (You should ask for an attorney at this stage of the questioning)
If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you before any questioning can begin.
If you decide to answer questions without an attorney present you will still have the right to stop answering at any time until you consult with an attorney.
If questioned by the police, you should always request an attorney!
You should never give a statement to the police concerning a crime, no matter how innocent the questioning may be, or how innocent you believe you are!
Remember to say:
“I do not want to make a statement without my attorney being present”