Initial contact in a criminal matter may not be through an arrest. You may be contacted by an officer, trooper, or deputy. This contact may be made by telephone, or in the alternative, police may visit your home. If you are not there, a detective may leave their business card with instructions to contact them. In such cases, it is important to immediately contact a criminal defense lawyer as speaking to detectives without representation can lead to misunderstandings. Individuals may not recognize the legal import of seemingly harmless statements. If law enforcement is planning on making an arrest, immediately exercising your right to counsel could very well be the best decision you ever make.

Having a criminal conviction on your record will have a long-standing negative effect on both you and your family. A person convicted of a felony will face the social stigma of being known as a felon. You may also face the loss of gun ownership rights, professional licenses, difficulty in finding future employment, difficulty in leasing apartments, eviction from public housing, and ineligibility for educational loans.

Minimizing the negative effects and consequences of criminal arrest and charges is the goal of any criminal defense attorney. We stand ready to assist you and offer the personalized attention and accessibility. We will fight for your rights and interests and work diligently to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.