An attorney at Frankenberry Law Firm will spend whatever time and resources are necessary to provide the following criminal defense legal services:
• For anyone accused of DWI/DUI
• For anyone accused of misdemeanor crimes
• For juveniles or women charged with any state-level crime
• For all state criminal appeals
If you or a loved one is under investigation for a crime, or have been accused of a crime, rightly or wrongly, time is of the utmost importance to hire a criminal defense attorney to intervene, protect your rights, and reduce the long-term consequences you are facing. Persons charged with crimes not only face jail or prison time and hefty fines, they face prolonged probation or parole; steep auto insurance rates; revocation of a driver’s license or professional licenses; and limited employment, housing, and educational opportunities.
Obviously then, the consequences that flow from a criminal conviction last a lifetime, and the sooner in the process that someone suspected or accused of a crime hires an attorney, the better their chances are of having all of these consequences mitigated. The best advice any attorney can give you the moment you call, then, is: “Hire a criminal defense attorney immediately, even if you don’t hire an attorney in our law firm.” Do not lose out on important rights and opportunities to have your case disposed of favorably simply because you failed to hire an attorney quickly.
In a criminal appeal, timing is also of the utmost importance. The appellate courts have very limited time frames in which appeals may be filed once a guilty judgment is entered. If these deadlines are missed, an opportunity to appeal certain issues can be forever lost.
Occasionally law enforcement makes a mistake. They are as human as the rest of us. If they have made a mistake and you are not guilty of the crime with which you are charged, an attorney at Frankenberry Law can help law enforcement recognize this and cure your record. Moreover, law enforcement has a litany of procedures that they must remember and follow in order to comply with an arrestee’s constitutional rights and to move forward with prosecution. We will review all processes and procedures undertaken by law enforcement to ensure each was properly followed.
The question is often asked if a person can be convicted with “only” circumstantial evidence. The answer is absolutely. In fact, it is done every day. However, a judge or a jury cannot convict someone arrested for a crime with insufficient evidence, such as scant circumstantial evidence coupled with a strong suspicion by law enforcement of guilt. In the event an evaluation of the evidence shows there is insufficient evidence in any given case, and a prosecutor is determined to move forward, an attorney at Frankenberry Law will recommend that client consider a trial to avoid a conviction.
Of course, if there is substantial evidence against someone accused of a crime, and proper investigatory processes and procedure were followed by law enforcement, it is improbable that any attorney could compel the charges to be dropped. Under these circumstances, and depending on all the attendant circumstances, an attorney at Frankenberry Law will work with law enforcement to produce the most favorable outcome for the client.
The ability to work with law enforcement comes, not from using “an arsenal of tactics” or disparaging law enforcement, but from strategic, respected “above board” communication and compromise. If you need an attorney to negotiate with a prosecutor, it would be wise to choose a criminal defense attorney with integrity rather than one with the reputation of a “bush leaguer.”
So, if you or a loved one have been arrested for a DWI/DUI or a misdemeanor, is a juvenile or female under investigation or charged with a crime, or you wish to appeal your state-level conviction, please email our office, or call as soon as possible.