Felony and Misdemeanor Criminal Defense
If you've been arrested or indicted on criminal charges, the single most important thing you can do is get a lawyer. From the very moment you are contacted by law enforcement, missteps can be more costly than you know. Allowing voluntary searches of your home and property without a warrant, talking to law enforcement with the presence of an attorney, pleading to charges without consulting an attorney, all these things can have devastating affects on your life and the life of your family. Jail time, expensive probation requirements, hefty fines, license suspensions, restraining orders, and more can wreak havoc on your life. Contact me and don't take on the criminal justice system alone.
Domestic Violence Defense
Domestic violence is one of the most damaging and misunderstood charges a person can face. The stigma attached to a charge of domestic violence can follow you for the rest of your life, prevent you from obtaining employment in certain professions, accessing some government and private resources, jeopardizes custody of your children and more. One of the most common mistakes is that the victim can choose not to "press charges". This misconception, often made worse by television crime shows, is repeated by men and women who have called the police in the heat of an argument only to watch their significant other be removed from the home in handcuffs. If you have been charged with domestic violence, contact me and let's discuss your situation.