Unlike civil litigation, which deal specifically with private disputes, criminal law addresses cases involving crimes committed against the public, and are specifically designed for charges made against an individual—or several individuals—by the government. Criminal cases involve charges designated as misdemeanors or felonies.
Misdemeanors are crimes with sentences that can include: probation; court ordered programs; county jail terms; fines. Examples of misdemeanors include: petty theft; vandalism; drunk driving; domestic violence.
Felonies are crimes with sentences that can include: probation; local custody; state prison; death (in some states). Examples of felonies include: possession/sale of controlled substances; robbery; fraud; rape; murder.
Those accused of crimes are granted certain rights under the US Constitution that protect them from being treated unfairly. These rights include:
- The right to an attorney
- The right to not incriminate oneself
- The right to a speedy and public trial
- The right to an appeal
For individuals convicted of a crime, consequences can change one’s life forever, affect career and educational opportunities, and personal liberties.
A skilled criminal defense lawyer is an imperative if you have been accused of committing a crime. A defense attorney in a criminal law case will help you understand your rights, and ensure that those rights are protected.
Additionally, an attorney skilled in criminal law can develop a strong defense. Contacting an attorney as quickly as possible if you are arrested, or if you suspect you may be arrested, is vitally important. Defendants need to avoid mistakes that can negatively impact the case. Having an attorney at your side, as early as possible, will allow for a more strategic defense and will make it possible to fully investigate any charges you may face.
Attorney Joseph Younes gained invaluable experience as an Assistant States Attorney prior to founding The Law Offices Of Joseph Younes, P.C.
The Law Offices Of Joseph Younes, P.C. has vast experience in both working for the government as a prosecutor, and defending individuals.
For more three decades, The Law Offices Of Joseph Younes, P.C. offers exceptional representation and always seeks rapid resolutions. They work closely with each client, and keep the lines of communication open. Our clients are never made to feel as though they are not being kept “in the loop.”
Please contact us today for a NO CHARGE CASE EVALUATION as a first step in resolving your family law case.
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