Did you know that if you were charged with a state crime, and that charge was dismissed or you were found not guilty, that charge will remain on your criminal record? Even though you were not convicted, your criminal record will indicate that you were charged with an offense. The only way to remove this charge from your record is to seek an expungement. You also may be eligible for an expungement if you were convicted of a crime as a minor. When a charge is expunged, all records concerning that charge are destroyed and the charge is removed from your criminal record. Our attorneys can help you secure an expungement in your case.
If you or a family member were convicted of a federal crime and are incarcerated, our attorneys can help secure a reduction in the defendant’s prison sentence. If the defendant was convicted of an offense involving crack-cocaine, he or she may be entitled to a reduced sentence under new federal laws and sentencing guidelines. A defendant also may be able to secure a reduced sentence by assisting the Government in the investigation and prosecution of other crimes. If you cooperate with federal investigators and prosecutors, the Government may file a “Rule 35” motion on your behalf, and a judge may award you a reduced prison term. Our attorneys can help you secure a reduction in your sentence.
Have you been the victim of a crime? You may confront many difficult questions and challenges during the defendant’s criminal case. Do you have any influence in determining what type of punishment the defendant should receive? Are you entitled to recover any monetary damages from the defendant? If the case goes to trial, will you be required to testify? Can you request that the State dismiss the charges? Crime victims are entitled to certain important rights under state law, and often need a strong advocate to protect their rights and represent their interests during the criminal-justice process. Our attorneys can help answer your questions, coordinate with the prosecutors on your behalf, and guide you through a difficult experience.
In addition to the types of crimes and cases already described, our attorneys can help you resolve any other type of criminal matter. Contact our office today for a consultation.