Any person, from any walk of life, can find himself charged with a crime. It happens. No one is immune. And when it does – whether it’s to you, or to your spouse or partner, or to a son or daughter, or to another family member, or to a friend or neighbor – the experience can be overwhelming.

You deserve a lawyer you can trust: one with the knowledge and experience to guide you through the criminal justice system; one in whom you can confide the good, the bad and the ugly. That is the lawyer who can provide you wise counsel about your options.

The defense of a criminal case, whether simple or complex, involves more than just the facts stated in a police report. There’s always a unique story about how you came to find yourself in that position. It’s our job to earn your trust, listen to what you have to say, and ultimately tell your story in a compelling way to those who need to hear it.

We build the defense around your story by speaking with witnesses and researching the law. Sometimes that involves hiring an investigator or involving expert witnesses who can help explain your story. Sometimes that involves crafting well written motions and memoranda, or making legal arguments to a judge. It’s always about thorough preparation.

We work the old-fashioned way, by going to the scene and by talking to witnesses face to face. We want to know not only what people have to say, but how they say it. Only by living and breathing your story can we make a prosecutor, or a judge, or a jury understand it.

Make no mistake: a trial is a street fight. We prepare for the expected and anticipate the unexpected. We know first-hand what really goes on inside of a courtroom. We have the knowledge and experience to try your case to a jury. Not every case is destined for a jury trial. Sometimes the goal of representation is settlement of a case, a plea bargain. Nevertheless, it is the realistic threat of trial that drives favorable settlements. We have the ability to try a case to a jury and the government knows it.

Don’t panic. Call me.