One of the bedrock principles of the American Justice system is that every person is innocent until proven guilty. However, if you or a loved one is accused of a crime, it often feels as if the system is stacked against you. Police and prosecutors often act like your guilt is a foregone conclusion before you've even appeared in court to tell your side of the story. Many ask, "If I am supposed to be presumed innocent, why does the system treat me like a criminal?"
An experienced criminal defense attorney can help level the playing field and assist you in navigating the justice system to get the best possible result in your case. Through the process known as discovery, an attorney can review the charges and the evidence in your case and plan how to best approach the situation. A quality attorney will investigate into how that evidence was gathered and determine if your Constitutional rights were violated in the process. An attorney who is well-versed in the law and who is up-to-date on legal research can give you a powerful edge in court proceedings and negotiations. If the time comes to fight your charge in court, a seasoned attorney will present your case in a professional, effective and tactical manner.
When it comes to criminal charges, your life and liberty are on the line. Having an experienced attorney can make all the difference. Contact us at the Dowding, Dowding, Dowding and Urbom Law Office for a consultation.
We are experienced in all types of misdemeanor and felony criminal cases, including:
- Drug Offenses
- Domestic Violence
- Sexual Offenses
- Theft / Shoplifting
- Fraud / Fraudulent use of a Financial Device
- Criminal Mischief
- Protection/Harassment Order Violations
- Criminal Impersonation / False Reporting
- Driving during Suspension/Revocation
- Motor Vehicle Homicide
- Firearms Offenses
- Homicide and Manslaughter
- Juvenile Cases
- Set Aside Convictions or Applying for a Pardon