A common question posed to a Criminal Defense attorney is: “How could you represent a criminal?” Easy, because that person could be you, or your child or loved one. We take our role very seriously when representing those accused of crimes. Remember, the label “convicted criminal” can legally be applied to those who are found in possession of prescription medication, had one too many drinks on a dinner date and drove home, or in the all too common scenario where one person’s allegation goes unchallenged.
As criminal trial attorneys, we are not in the business of passing judgment on others or relying on assumptions. We operate with a belief that good people can make mistakes, including the arresting officer. Not every Defendant is guilty, and not every guilty defendant is a criminal.
Our aggressive approach challenges the basic assumptions made when someone is arrested, and we start every single case out with the goal of freedom and vindication. Not all cases are the same, of course, and many defendants are willing to admit their culpability and take responsibility for their actions; that does not mean they should capitulate to every demand made by the State, and we work to aggressively insure that once in a lifetime mistakes do not create lifetime consequences.