DELAWARE CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
OFFICES IN DOVER, SEAFORD & LEWES
After being arrested for allegedly committing a crime, every citizen is presumed innocent until found guilty by a jury of their peers,
or pleads guilty
Every citizen is entitled to a defense counsel while being prosecuted for allegedly committing a serious crime. Being prosecuted for committing a crime is a very troubling experience and requires guidance from a criminal defense lawyer who has knowledge of the criminal justice system, and will act as a vigorous advocate for the client. This is true, even if the client actually did do something wrong.
Our firm’s criminal defense attorneys are members of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and are experienced in handling all levels of criminal defense.
This experience was acquired when they started their legal careers as prosecutors or Deputy Attorney Generals for the Delaware Department of Justice, followed by years of doing criminal defense work involving all types of criminal defense cases, including homicide, armed robbery, burglary, theft, assault and sex crimes involving adults and children such as rape, unlawful sexual contact, Internet child pornography, manufacturing, distribution and possession of all types of illegal drugs, and RICO actions. In addition to experienced attorneys, our firm’s criminal defense team also includes investigators, photographers, paralegals and, when needed, forensic experts.
If you have been arrested for a crime, you need to speak to an attorney right away. Never speak to the police without an attorney being present. In Delaware, the police do not have any authority to arrange a “deal”; only a Deputy Attorney General has this authority. The punishments involved in even the most insignificant criminal offenses today are extremely severe (for example, loss of driving privileges). You need to know your rights and your options as soon as possible so you can start making informed decisions. This cannot be stressed enough, because frequently quick action by your criminal defense lawyer in dealing with witnesses, the police, the prosecutor and the courts makes the difference in whether or not you will get a reasonable bail, be found innocent, go to jail, keep your freedom and stay with your family, and keep your job.
Our firm is prepared to consult with anyone charged with a crime, and the consultation can take place either in our offices or at a prison where the accused is being held.
Of course, all communications during the consultation, as well as throughout the entire representation, are privileged, and will not be shared with anyone.
If you have been arrested, or if you know that you are under investigation, or if a family member has been arrested, our advice is that you contact our firm by telephone (1-302-734-8400) immediately, and schedule an appointment with an attorney who will discuss the facts of the case and your options. As for legal fees, the attorney and you will discuss what amount will be needed to be paid, when it has to be paid, and the means of paying. Our firm accepts Master Card. You will be charged a consultation fee. Quite frankly, if you cannot afford a consultation fee, you will not be able to afford the cost of being represented by an experienced private criminal defense attorney.
Anyone accused of a crime should not discuss any of the facts or circumstances related to the case with anyone other than a criminal defense attorney.
There should be no discussions with the police, who may be offering a “deal”, nor should there be discussions with family and friends, because any of these people could be used as witnesses by the government prosecutor. If the accused is incarcerated, no mail should be sent out of prison by the accused that contains any mention of the facts and circumstances of the case, nor should anyone send the accused mail that mentions facts and circumstances related to the pending charges. All incoming and outgoing mail is subject to search by the prison staff. The same is true about telephone calls in and out of the prison because all calls can be monitored. Anyone incarcerated should never discuss their case with fellow inmates.
Promptly contact our office (1-302-734-8400) if you or someone you know needs a criminal defense lawyer. Any delay may be the difference between freedom and incarceration.
Please provide a brief description of your case and your contact information and our office will contact you as quickly as possible to discuss your case and to schedule you to talk to one of our attorney’s at the earliest possible time.