A criminal defence lawyer can help you.
Just because you've been charged with a crime doesn't mean you'll be convicted. Criminal law is complex, and you have a lot to lose if you don't take the right steps. Talk to a criminal defense attorney now.
There are no "minor" crimes.
Our lawyers understand that even a so-called "minor" criminal charge can create stress and confusion.
A criminal conviction can be devastating. It can haunt you for the rest of your life, in more ways than you might think. You know about fines, probation and jail. You should also know that a criminal record can:
- Limit your ability to travel
- Affect your immigration status (deportation)
- Affect your current or prospective employment
- Prevent you from being bonded for a job
- Prevent you from getting a credit card
How can a criminal defense lawyer help you?
A criminal defense lawyer may be able to help you avoid potential charges before they are laid.
And if charges are laid, they can help you avoid a criminal conviction, lessen the severity of the charges and get you the best result. This may involve running a trial or negotiating with the prosecutor to have your charges dropped or reduced.
If you decide to plead guilty, or are found guilty, a lawyer will make submissions to the judge on your behalf.
Choosing a skilled criminal attorney at the outset can make all the difference. You've come to the right place to find a lawyer with experience and knowledge of criminal law - one who routinely achieves the best results.
Legal expertise is your best defense.
There are some things in life you shouldn't attempt yourself. Criminal law is one of them. If you've been charged with a crime, powerful forces are focused on convicting you. The police and prosecutors will apply their tremendous resources to the fullest extent to prove your guilt.
What situations/charges do criminal defence lawyers deal with?
Police investigations: Do not wait until you're under arrest. Contact a lawyer now to find out what to do next if:
- You're suspected of committing a crime
- You're the subject of a police investigation
- The police have contacted you
Bail hearings: If you've been arrested, don't go it alone. You reduce your chances of a positive outcome if you don't have a lawyer to represent you at your bail hearing. If you're detained, you'll be less able to successfully deal with your charges.
Crimes of violence: You should get help from a criminal defense lawyer if you are charged with any violent crime, from assault to murder. (Assault charges include domestic violence and sexual assault.) The consequences of conviction are too great to go it alone.
Domestic assault: Crimes of violence between parties who have a domestic relationship are treated harshly by the criminal justice system. Once a charge is laid, what you might think of as a "family issue" is out of your control.
Drinking and driving (DUI): Just because you're charged with driving while impaired doesn't make it true. This is one of the most common criminal charges, with some of the most severe penalties.
Drug charges: Includes possession, cultivation (grow ops), trafficking and importing prohibited substances.
Sexual offenses: Includes sexual assault, prostitution or engaging a prostitute, and possession or distribution of child pornography.
Weapons offenses: Carrying or using a weapon can be a criminal offence in itself or can increase the seriousness of other charges.
Financial offenses: Includes fraud, theft, identity theft and credit card skimming.
Property offenses: Includes theft, robbery, burglary and home invasion.
No matter what the charges, an experienced criminal defense lawyer can make a difference in the outcome of your case.
Go to the find a lawyer search box, and find a criminal defense lawyer near you. Call or submit the contact form and arrange for a consultation to discuss your case.