Experienced Criminal Defense

The United States Constitution provides more protections to criminal defendants than any other group of people. Our Founding Fathers experienced first hand the indignity of suspiciousless searches, coerced confessions, and anonymous accusers. Understanding that the most powerful act a government can engage in is the confiscation of our bodies and our liberty, the framers of the Constitution ensured that the government carries a high burden to take away your rights. It is important to have an advocate that understands what the government can and cannot do, and that your advocate has the experience necessary to take the matter to trial. 

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Pretrial

The outcome of a trial depends heavily on the work done prior to the jury ever being sworn in. If your constitutional rights were violated, certain evidence may be inadmissible. Our attorneys have extensive experience making constitutional arguments and can help ensure a fair battleground if the matter is going to trial. However, some individuals understand they are guilty of some offenses and not guilty of others. Our attorneys are in regular communication with prosecutorial authorities, and we have a deep understanding of which deals are fair and which should be rejected. 

Trial

The U.S. Constitution guarantees that all citizens are to be presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt by a jury of their peers. Placing faith in our peers to believe our stories can be an uncomfortable and frightening thing. Our attorneys are experienced trial attorneys. Although fewer matters go to trial today than in years past, we treat every case as if it will go to trial, and plan accordingly. It only takes one juror for an acquittal and your advocate must be skilled in public persuasion to obtain that vote. 

Appeals

Although the Constitution guarantees a fair trial, in practice an individual may not always receive one. Our court system has multiple layers of review to ensure due process was served. An unfavorable outcome at trial is by no means the end of the matter, and in some cases may only be just the beginning. A successful appeal not only requires an attorney with persuasive writing skills, but also a good trial attorney who knows what objections to make in real-time in order to preserve the questions for subsequent review.