IF YOU HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR A FELONY OR MISDEMEANOR CHARGE, THINGS TO CONSIDER
When you've been arrested for a crime, accused of a crime or even under investigation for of a crime, whether a misdemeanor or a felony, you'll need an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights. Individuals who are already on probation for another felony will find it equally important to retain a capable criminal law attorney. Even those accused of lesser crimes like theft or simple assault are likely to need legal representation from a licensed criminal defense attorney.
Your criminal defense attorney's job is to protect your rights and ensure your access to a fair trial. By examining the circumstances surrounding your case and weighing the strength of the evidence against you, your lawyer will apply current law, along with previous legal precedent, to your specific situation and use it to devise a solid legal strategy and build the best possible case for acquittal.
Evidence Collection and Investigation
In criminal cases where ample evidence of innocence exists, a capable attorney will leverage that evidence to its best advantage on your behalf. Where such evidence appears to be lacking, your criminal lawyer will make a thorough investigation to uncover any hidden evidence, unknown witnesses, or other mitigating factors that would strengthen your case.
Pre-Trial and Trial Work
Through expert investigative, discovery, and legal motion techniques during the pre-trial phase, your criminal law attorney will thoroughly prepare your case for presentation of mitigation to the prosecutor or for trial. During the trial phase, legal counsel will make effective use of questioning, cross-examination, legal challenge, and presentation of alternate theories of the crime to ensure the fairness of the proceedings against you and present any evidence that might raise a reasonable doubt about guilt.
Do Not Make Assumptions
If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, do not make any assumptions about the strength of the government's case or how the prosecutor intends to pursue your case. The smartest move you can make is to find an experienced attorney who knows how to analyze a criminal case and who knows when and how to identify if an individual's constitutional rights have been violated by law enforcement. This ability cannot be learned from a book. It is derived from years of experience evaluating criminal cases and evaluating police conduct to determine if the constitution has been violated or misconduct has occurred. Do not make the mistake of hiring an attorney that does not and has not focused on criminal law. Criminal law is a very specialized area of law.
Specific Experience Types of Cases
Mr. Stanley has extensive experience experience with every type of criminal offense and serious traffic offense, including:
Murder 1st Deg., 2nd Deg., Manslaughter
Assault 1st Deg, 2nd Deg, 3rd Deg.
Unlawful Sexual Contact
Distribution of Controlled Substances (meth, cocaine, heroin, MDNA, Ecstsasy, etc)
Firearms and Weapons Offenses
At-Risk Adult Offenses
Abuse of Public Office