Criminal Defense Attorney
Criminal Case Overview
In criminal cases, the accused person or persons are prosecuted by the state. If the offenses are proven, you may be facing jail time. Civil cases by comparison are resolved by individuals and usually do not involve incarceration.
When Your Freedom Lies In The Balance
Since you have found this page on your own, we can safely assume you or someone you care about are facing serious criminal charges. You need advice and you need it quickly.
You are headed in the right direction.
The Fear Factor
Facing a serious criminal charge is a frightening ordeal. This is not the time to, "fall to pieces". In fact, at this point it is critical that you become clear headed and get direct answers to your questions.
Just a note here about your fears:
In the face of fear, there is no knowledge. In the face of knowledge, there is no fear.
Your lawyer's job is to provide the knowledge to remove your fears. So, choosing your lawyer wisely is critical to your future.
It is extremely important that you retain an attorney with proven experience in serious criminal matters. Doing so is the prudent way of staying out of jail or avoiding a long prison term.
You Should Consider Asking Yourself A Few Questions Before Retaining A Criminal Lawyer.
Who - What - When - Where - How - and Why
Sound familiar? Well, they are "Action Verbs" They are also the "Action Questions" you need to ask your lawyer so that you can obtain the "knowledge that will alleviate your fears", so you can face this ordeal in a clear and clam state of mind.
Let's get down to business!
When it comes to your case, the What, When, Where, How and Why must be answered by the attorney to your satisfaction.
But the big question is who.
Criminal representation includes investigating and defending both State and Federal violations such as:
- Possession of controlled substances and paraphernalia
- Manufacturing with intent to distribute CDS
- Probation violations
- White-collar crimes
- Bank Robbery
- Armored Car Robbery
- Money Laundering
Is It Necessary To Go To Trial?
Your case will be prepared "AS IF" it indeed will be necessary to go to trial. If a trial can be avoided and a satisfactory resolution is achieved prior to trial, everyone leaves happy.
However in case a trial is necessary you will be expertly prepared to defend the charges by utilizing all of the finest legal resources.
Your case is important and will NEVER be treated as a "run of the mill" criminal case. In order to reach a fair and equitable outcome for you, it will be necessary to bring forth an expertly prepared defense.
This is called the "discovery phase". During this phase your attorney and the members of the team will conduct depositions of witnesses and exchange written information with the prosecuting attorney commonly known as interrogatories.
This is also known as the "Pre-Trial Phase" of the case. Many charges are reduced or resolved during this period, which can take several weeks to several months depending on the type of case.
Once the pretrial discovery phase is complete your case will be scheduled for trial. There could either be a jury trial or a judge can decide your case if all parties are in agreement.
What Evidence Will I Need To Provide?
The short answer is, What ever evidence you have and all that you can think of to help your attorney. When you have been charged or think you may be charged, it is important that you remember and safeguard anything favorable to your defense.
Trials are won and lost by the quality of evidence your lawyer is able to present. Take good care of your evidence.
Be sure to keep it in a safe place or turn it over to your attorney for safekeeping.
What To Do Now
It's been said, "Nothing Changes Until Something Moves"
and it's YOUR MOVE!
Get in contact with a Criminal Case Intake Specialist. It's easy.
If You Put Off Contacting An Attorney Immediately, It Could Seriously Jeopardize Your Case.