When You Or a Loved One Call For Assistance, Here Is What Is Often Discussed:
1. Let’s Discuss Whether a Charge Can Be Prevented or If Not How to Defend it.
Faced with an arrest, police interview or investigation, you or someone you care for is not expected to know what to do to make sure that you are not taken advantage of. Do not allow yourself to become a victim of law enforcement eager to keep you in the dark as to your legal rights and defenses. What you do now and the choices you make to pro actively ensure that your rights are preserved can have a lifelong impact on your future.
Based upon an initial phone discussion allow me to rely on past experience to determine whether charges can potentially be prevented for your specific fact pattern and location, or if already charged, the potential difficulties a prosecutor might have in prosecuting your case based upon the classification of crime being pursued.
2. Let’s Calculate How Much Time is Available to Provide the Best Legal Options.
What options might be available will depend on whether the deadlines for the filing of specific motions or case pleadings have run out. For example, notice of alibi in Indiana must be filed within prescribed time frames or your ability to present evidence that you were not in the area where the crime occurred can be compromised. This is so even if you have sworn testimony that can prove you or a loved one could not have committed the crime in question.
The threat of trial through available and preserved legal defenses as well as pro active intervention with a prosecutor before charging decisions and/or potential plea options have been determined, will almost always play a critical role in fashioning the best results available for a protected client.
3. Let’s Assess The County And/Or Courtroom Where Your Case Will Be Heard And the Most Effective Strategy In That Location.
Any lawyer can read books. It is an entirely different matter to understand how to make these legal strategies work for the best protection of clients in one’s care. It is only through working experience, established relationships and a reputation as a trusted authority that your lawyer is in the best position to extract the best possible options from a prosecutor otherwise determined to punish a defendant in a way he or she sees fit.
4. Let’s Talk of The Maximum and Minimum Sanctions For the Crime Being Accused Of.
Part of a determination as to whether an attorney is needed is often based upon the ramifications of what could happen to one found guilty for the crime charged. It is not uncommon for me to suggest that based upon the level of offense charged and/or lack of criminal history of one calling me for help, that there may be more cost effective ways to resolve a case without the additional punishment that can come through an excessive attorney fee.
5. Let’s Make Sure That You Are In Need Of Our Services. If So, Let’s Talk For Free as to How Much Our Legal Representation Costs And How to Work Together on Payment Options.
The job of an experienced attorney can take many forms. Sometimes we’re here to listen and provide legal guidance that may help avoid needless attorney fees. However, most often we’re here and available to take action and quickly work to protect those accused of criminal wrongdoing.
When a potential client is in trouble, my job is to work to find ways to prevent financial cost from becoming an obstacle to your effective legal representation. When it comes to legal representation, you often get what you pay for. As top lawyers we don’t come cheap. However, a free call to us in your time of need can be the best investment of time you can make for you or someone you care for.
Our practice is not limited to one geographic area or community as we are called upon to protect the rights of good people accused of crimes in each and every county in Indiana.
When we are retained to represent the legal interests of a client in need, twenty five years of working legal experience is utilized. A network of established working contacts within respective prosecutor offices, courts and/or law enforcement agencies is often called upon to help manage and contain what can otherwise become a potentially perilous legal situation.
This fundamental understanding of criminal procedure is often a game changer to clients who have sought our counsel on legal issues throughout the state of Indiana.