What can a criminal defense attorney do for me? A criminal attorney can fully assess your case. There may be defenses available to you that you are not aware of that an attorney can present on your behalf. Your case will be reviewed for possible issues including: illegal search and seizure, improper questioning, and whether the State can meet the elements beyond a reasonable doubt.
I’m innocent, so I don’t need a lawyer, right? Wrong! That's exactly the time you need an experienced criminal lawyer. The risk of being convicted at trial is great if you represent yourself. A conviction will expose you to prison time, make it difficult for you to get a job, cost you a significant amount of money in court cost, fines, and other fees.
If I’m guilty, do I really need an attorney? Yes! A criminal defense attorney will help minimize the damage to your life by arguing on your behalf in an effort to receive a reduced sentence, a reduced charge, possible probation, and other alternatives to jail time.
What happens on my first Court date? You will be advised of the charges pending against you and will be provided with some paperwork from the State. I will enter a Not Guilty Plea for you and we will set a Pre-trial conference date so that we can sit down and discuss your case further. If you are in custody, I will request that your bond be reduced.
What do you charge? I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation. After speaking with you and getting the details of the case I will be able to quote you a fee. Generally, criminal cases are handled on a flat fee basis that includes court appearances, motions, plea negotiations, and trial.
The Police misspelled something on my ticket, can I get it dismissed? No, the Court will allow the State to correct small typographical errors that have been made.
Is there a way I can expunge a previous conviction? In some cases, yes. You will need to contact our office to set up an appointment to determine your eligibility.
How much time am I facing?
- Murder 45-65 years
- Level 1 20-40 years
- Level 2 10-30 years
- Level 3 3-16 years
- Level 4 2-12 years
- Level 5 1-6 years
- Level 6 .5-2.5 years