I have been involved in the criminal justice system for over 38 years. After all that time, I still like the work of representing clients. Everyone is human, and most of us make mistakes from time to time. Even those who did nothing wrong occasionally find themselves involved in a matter that spins out of control. Relying on my 38 years’ worth of experience in doing this work, I try to remember that I cannot judge what happened when I am asked to represent someone under investigation or being prosecuted for a supposed crime. Instead, my goal at first is to understand the situation. Only after I completely know what happened can I then create a strategy and execute tactics that will potentially lead to the best result for my client. After creating our plan, we sometimes will then try to resolve the matter through discussion with the other side. This sometimes is the best plan and can lead to a good result for my client. However, on other occasions, the people on the other side are not reasonable. When this happens, I get ready to fight for my client. Unlike some lawyers, I am not afraid of these fights, but I am always concerned for the person I am representing, whose career, future and life are often on the line.
Unlike too many lawyers, I love my work. After 38 years, I still get excited walking into the office, into court and into any arena where I can battle for my client. If anyone reading this might be confronted with criminal charges, you might want to contact my office to discuss the matter. I will be glad to talk it over to see if I can help.