Practice Areas

Appeals

In some circumstances, the government may seek review of the sentence imposed on a defendant. In the case of a conviction resulting from a defendant's plea of guilty, there is ordinarily no right to an appeal. But in some circumstances, a sentence imposed after a guilty plea may be reviewed on appeal. In some cases a defendant may ask the trial judge who imposed the sentence to reduce the sentence or alter the manner in which the sentence is to be served.

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Criminal Defense

It is important that your lawyer is someone that you trust and have confidence in and someone you feel comfortable talking to. You and your lawyer should be able to communicate clearly. Your lawyer should be able to help you understand your legal situation. Look at the attorney's experience to make sure that he or she has expertise in the same area that you need representation.

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Drug Offense

A person charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance may be convicted if he or she is in actual or constructive possession of the drug. A person not in actual possession, but who knowingly has both the power and the intention to exercise control over a drug is in constructive possession.

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DUI

A first DUI conviction can result in a jail term of at least 48 hours, up to 11 months and 29 days and you can be fined from $350.00 to $1,500.00. You will lose your driver's license for one year. You may also be required to perform public service work in addition to these penalties. Subsequent offenses may result in more serious punishment. A fourth or subsequent DUI conviction is a felony and can result in a prison term of up to six years and a $10,000.00 fine.

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