Drunk/Drug Driving • Medical Marijuana Cases
Felonies • Misdemeanors
Criminal defense is needed against a prosecution by the state or government for an act classified as a crime. Criminal statutes describe the type of behavior or intent deemed a crime, and in some instances, the legal punishment. In the criminal process, a person charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty and entitled to certain fundamental rights derived from the U.S. Constitution and key court decisions.
The criminal defense process may be difficult and confusing, especially for someone unfamiliar with the law. Depending on the type of crime you are accused of, the amount of evidence and local laws, the process could take a few weeks or could be drawn out over several years. Often, this includes interviews with police, booking, bail hearing, trial and if necessary, sentencing and appeals. There are important legal implications and by working with an attorney you can help protect your rights.
Whether you've just been brought in for questioning or have been charged with a crime, it is important that you make sure your rights are protected. Get help from a legal professional familiar with criminal law, who may explain the criminal process and your rights.