Domestic violence – If you or someone in your family has been accused of harming or threatening to harm a relative or someone residing at your home, you could be charged with domestic violence. As a result, you could face severe jail time and fines. If you are convicted of domestic violence a second time, the penalties are enhanced and depending on the case, you could be facing felony charges. A conviction can also limit visitation with your child, particularly if you are going through or have gone through a divorce. A conviction can also affect your employment resulting in loss of your job and the inability to obtain a job in the field of your choice.
DUI/OVI – If you or someone you know has been charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, the penalties can be severe. If you have a CDL or commercial driver’s license, you could lose your CDL license and ultimately your job if you don’t have proper representation. For a first time offense, many are able to attend a 3 day weekend class in lieu of jail time; however, you may still face license suspension, fines and other requirements that some local judges require. If this is not your first offense, penalties are more severe and may include jail time, hefty fines and many more hoops that you must satisfy. Therefore, you need to make sure that your rights are protected and you don’t just enter into a plea. Your case needs to be evaluated to determine the strength and validity of the prosecution’s case. You will obtain the best results when you have an experienced attorney represent you.
Criminal Defense – Our Constitution has given you basic rights. If you have been charged with a first degree misdemeanor crime, you could face up to 6 months in jail and up to $1000 in fines. If you are charged with a felony, the possible jail time and fines are much more substantial. A criminal defense attorney will ensure that your rights are protected.