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Criminal Defense

"It is better 100 guilty Persons should escape than that one innocent Person should suffer." - Benjamin Franklin

Our Approach

No matter how serious the charges – from disorderly conduct to assault in the first degree – we understand that it’s your life. We will tirelessly work to get you the best result possible. Every case is different and as such, requires its own unique approach. We will explore every possible avenue available and leave no stone unturned. Our trial tactics and diplomacy have created a track record of very satisfied clients.

Every crime has a list of “elements”, that is, a checklist of items that the government must possess in order to convict you. Often times, circumstances and facts are present or absent that negate a critical element of the crime charged. That is the role of the criminal defense attorney: to alert the prosecution that they either have a weak case, or no case at all.

A vast majority of cases are resolved by what we all know as a “plea deal”. Negotiations are premised on what the parties can expect to happen at trial. Trial is always a risky endeavor – no one ever truly knows what the jury is thinking. Plea deals can be seen as a compromise, and shouldn’t necessarily be viewed in a negative light. Although we always welcome taking a case to trial, we cannot make the decision for you. We will lay out all of your options for you and explain the ramifications of each and guide you in making an informed decision.

Because every case is different, there is no way for us to adequately explain the ins and outs of every situation with a “one size fits all” approach. We tailor your defense to your own special needs. That is why we encourage you to call us at anytime for a 100% free, confidential consultation.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of criminal offenses that we have experience defending, by category:

    Class A Felonies

    (Punishable up to life imprisonment and $50,000 fine)

  • Attempted murder
  • Rape of a child
  • Assault in the first degree
  • Child molestation in the first degree
  • Burglary in the first degree
  • Robbery in the first degree

    Class B Felonies

    (Punishable up to 10 years imprisonment and $20,000 fine)

  • Assault in the second degree
  • Residential burglary
  • Trafficking stolen property in the first degree
  • Rendering criminal assistance in the first degree
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm in the first degree
  • Various drug offenses
  • Criminal mistreatment in the first degree
  • Malicious mischief in the first degree
  • Theft in the first degree
  • Theft of a motor vehicle
  • Organized retail theft
  • Theft of a firearm
  • Vehicular assault

    Class C Felonies

    (Punishable up to 5 years imprisonment and $10,000 fine)

  • Various drug offenses
  • Assault in the third degree
  • Unlawful imprisonment
  • Malicious mischief in the second degree
  • Theft in the second degree
  • Unlawful issuance of a bank check
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree
  • Gross Misdemeanors (punishable up to 364 days jail and $5,000 fine)
  • DUI
  • Reckless endangerment
  • Assault in the fourth degree (simple assault)
  • Violation of a no contact order
  • Malicious mischief in the third degree
  • Interfering with a health care facility
  • Criminal trespass in the first degree
  • Vehicle prowling in the second degree
  • Theft in the third degree
  • Indecent exposure
  • Driving on a suspended license first and second degree
  • Obstructing a law enforcement officer
  • Making a false statement
  • Simple Misdemeanors (punishable up to 90 days jail $1,00 fine)
  • Criminal trespass in the second degree
  • Driving on a suspended license in the third degree
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Negligent driving in the first degree
  • Infractions
  • Speeding
  • Cell phone usage
  • Negligent driving in the second degree

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