Frequently Asked Questions

Can you guarantee that you will win my case?

No lawyer can ethically make such a commitment. If one does, walk away, they are lying. All an attorney can promise you is their best efforts, based upon their experience, knowledge (i.e. Board Certification in Criminal Law), proven skills in advocacy and the evidence.

Will I lose my liberty if convicted?

Each case is different, depending primarily on the charge(s), the law regarding eligibility for community service, one’s criminal record – if any – the prosecutor, jurisdiction, and the Judge.

So, it is vital that you seek quality, experienced, Board-Certified representation to hopefully obtain a dismissal, acquittal, reduction or if a conviction occurs – one who can advocate for the very best outcome.

The State, Government, Prosecution has no evidence – how can they proceed?
This is a frequent question and understandable. The issue is what constitutes “evidence” and the extreme ease with which the state can proceed on a misdemeanor charge and then, the not much greater hurdle for a felony charge.

Evidence can be something as simple as another person’s word or statement. For example: “Joe, hit me”. Even with no “evidence” of injury, a police officer may charge someone for assault on such a statement alone. The same goes for more serious assault accusations such as sexual assaults – there need not be any physical evidence of an assault to charge someone. This is the typical, “He said/She said” type of accusation.

Again, this is why it is vital to obtain representation that can aggressively and effectively challenge the state of this “evidence”.