Practice AreasCriminal Law

Overview

As part of the firm’s general practice, it handles infraction, misdemeanor and lesser felony matters for its clients. If you find yourself in need of an attorney to assist in a criminal matter or a potential criminal matter, you may consult in a private, confidential way about the various aspects of the matter.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between an OWI, a DUI or a drunk driving charge?

Essentially, these are the same thing, each involving operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

In an OWI case, how long will my license be suspended?

If it is your first offense, you can expect your license to be suspended for 90 days. If it is at least your second offense, you can expect your license to be suspended for a minimum of 180 days. Ask us about your ability to get a probationary or hardship license.

The police never read me my rights before they arrested me?

It is a misconception – mostly from watching “cop shows” – that the police have to read you your rights before or at the time you are arrested. The only time they have to read you your rights, is if they want to ask you questions.

Will I have to go to jail?

If this is your first offense, and only a misdemeanor charge, you may not face any jail time. Often, if jail time is required, you can do it on home detention. Expect to have some jail time for any felony conviction.

Should I talk to the police?

If you are being investigated for a crime, we advise our clients not to speak to the police. The only time you want to speak with the police is if you have an attorney present.