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Contract With Our State Criminal Clients

The reality of criminal court is often very difficult for a criminal defendant. It is typically a foreign place for those defendants who at best are vaguely familiar with the criminal justice system and at worse are completely unfamiliar with the criminal justice system as a whole. The first question a criminal defendant must ask himself is “Should I hire a private criminal defense attorney?”

We cannot answer that question for you as it is a decision that is intensely private and personal based upon finances and preference. If you do not have the money to hire a private lawyer the Public Defender’s Office is an option and so is the Office of Regional Counsel.

However, those lawyers are chosen for you by the state. A private criminal defense attorney is an attorney whom you select after careful consultation and due diligence. We welcome such consideration and are confident if selected that we will perform to the best of our abilities. We have achieved past success, and that is our barometer for attracting new clients.

Our 10-Point Promise

Our law firm offers a “Contract With Our Clients: A Ten Point Promise.” We believe it separates us and we pledge this to you if hired:

1. We do not guarantee a case result. Any lawyer or law firm that does is not being honest. The results contained in this informational packet are 100 percent the results of our firm, real, accurate and fully supported by court documents but they are past results. No one is able to predict the future. However, based upon our experience and our training we believe it is possible to alter a case based upon the facts and the law we are presented with in a legal case. Our goal is to shape the fate of your criminal case.

2. We will provide you with an initial written sentencing analysis immediately upon hiring our law firm. This sentencing analysis will explain all of the penalties associated with the Sentencing Guidelines and the Minimum Mandatory penalties that may come into play if you are found guilty at trial or if you plead guilty and forego a trial.

3. We will provide you with a full written analysis of your presentence investigation report (PSI), if there is one, and if it is different from what we predicted in our initial sentencing analysis where appropriate.

4. We will file a sentencing memorandum outlining all of our factual and legal objections to the presentence investigation report (PSI) along with a downward departure analysis detailing all mitigation factors where appropriate.

5. We provide mental health experts to assist in our defense where appropriate.

6. We provide private investigators to assist in our defense where appropriate.

7. We will keep you updated on your case through letters, status reports and conferences when appropriate.

8. If you desire, we will keep your family and/or friends updated on your case as much when appropriate.

9. If you desire a trial we will prepare and fight as aggressively as we can. Having first chaired over a combined 70 jury trials in federal and state criminal courts all throughout the state and country we have the experience necessary to fight in trial — and also the experience of not only proceeding to trials but also having won trials.

10. Post-sentencing we will review with you your appellate options when appropriate.