We can handle cases involving DUI, drug crimes, theft, sex offenses, domestic violence, white-collar crimes, assault, and other charges. A criminal conviction, even of a relatively minor offense, may have a significant impact on your future, so it is important to fight the charges with all of the tools that may be available to you. In criminal cases, the prosecution bears the burden of proving each element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Many commonly charged crimes consist of not only elements related to the defendant’s acts but also elements related to the defendant’s state of mind, which often are challenging to prove.
People who are facing prosecution have many constitutional protections that they may be able to assert. For example, a citizen has a right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures by law enforcement. This applies to an individual’s house, car, and person, as well as any other area where they would have a reasonable expectation of privacy. In most cases, the police may not use any evidence against you that was obtained through an unlawful search or seizure. For a search to be lawful, the police must have a valid search warrant or “probable cause.” These procedural matters are often complex, and it is important to have a criminal lawyer on your side who is experienced in their nuances.