Criminal Defense Services

If you’ve been charged with a crime, this is not the end of the process, it is only the beginning. All criminal cases need to be evaluated from a number of different areas. After your arrest, each case must be evaluated on its individual merits to ensure that your rights are protected. Defending a criminal case is not a process of taking advantage of loopholes or gamesmanship, as some in the media would like to suggest. Defending a criminal case is a process of ensuring that law enforcement agencies and prosecution teams play by the rules which are established. It is reviewing all of the evidence, witness statements, exhibits, and facts to prepare to defend your case as if your life depends on it, because it does!

The initial evaluation that must be conducted includes the following:

Once these areas are looked at, preparation must begin for preliminary hearing or trial. To prepare for trial, you must have an attorney who has conducted trials, knows the rules of evidence, and who can anticipate how the prosecution will present their case to a jury. By anticipating how a case is going to be presented, your attorney can prepare objections to evidence and statements which the prosecution plans to use against you. An experienced trial attorney can also assist you by picking a jury that can be favorable to you and by eliminating any jurors who are potentially harmful to you.

All criminal cases must be evaluated from the standpoint of, “Can this case be won at trial?”. If the attorney you choose does not have trial experience, that attorney cannot fully, adequately represent you. Once your criminal case is disposed of, either through a negotiated plea or a jury trial, it is done. You do not get any “do overs”. That is why it is imperative that you hire the right attorney from the start.

I can provide you with the best possible defense for your case, regardless of what you’re charged with. I will explain the criminal justice system to you, I will answer your questions and return your phone calls, and I will be in your corner from start to finish.

If you have a criminal charge, I can handle it. Call (405) 249-9162