Violent crimes are often viewed as some of the worst on the planet. If you are facing charges related to a violent crime, we need to get started on your defense right away. The penalties that you are facing are much too serious for you to just throw together a hodgepodge defense at the last second before your trial starts.
Stop for a minute and think about the severity of a first degree murder charge. A person facing this charge is facing the possibility of spending the rest of his or her life in prison. Those defendants likely wouldn't want to walk into the courtroom and simply say "I didn't do it" as their entire defense.
We know that it is tempting to sit back and ignore the fact that you are facing these serious charges, but that isn't the best thing to do. We need to face them head-on. Building your defense starts with looking at the case against you. We need to figure out if the prosecution has all of the information they need to meet the elements of the charge placed against you. If possible, we need to find ways to call those elements into question.
As we work on your defense, we go over all the possibilities with you. It is your life that is on the line with violent crime charges. You have to make the decisions about your case. We will help you to understand what choices you have and how each one can affect you now, as well as later in your life.