Why Would a Criminal Defense Lawyer Choose To Help a Defendant?

Certain questions always get asked when potential clients call our firm.  They typically ask about the likely outcome of the case (they want legal advice) and how much it will all cost.  However, in normal day-to-day life, non-potential clients ask different questions once they find out I am a criminal defense lawyer.  They ask: How can you represent criminals and what do you do when you know they are guilty? My answers are typically short even though my reasons are important. Rarely are they interested in really hearing my full explanation. Now is a good time to explain. So, bare with me a bit while we examine this issue from a variety of angles. Hopefully by the end I will have answered why I am a defense attorney and why you should care.

The Truth Behind 3 Domestic Violence Myths

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence has compiled some eye-opening statistics about domestic violence in the United States. On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner, which equates to more than 10 million men and women each year. But even with these numbers, many Americans still don't know the whole truth about domestic violence.

What are victim's rights at federal sentencing?

Watch below for a very informative video produced by the United States Sentencing Commission covering victim's rights at federal sentencing.

From the site:

"This 23-minute video aims to help crime victims exercise their right to participate in the sentencing process. It features key information about the sentencing process and identifies courtroom participants, explains legal terminology, and demonstrates how victims benefit from participating. A crime victim also shares his personal story about speaking at sentencing, and a probation officer explains how victims can affect the sentencing outcome."

You can reach the video here.

Of course, you can always contact our firm, federal sentencing experts, for more information. Call: 559-374-2012.