Criminal defense is what most people think of when they think of a lawyer who defends the rights of those accused of a crime.
But the term itself is wrong. It’s wrong because nobody is a “criminal” until a judge or jury finds that they have committed the crime for which they are charged. Nobody. Until that time, everyone is not guilty. An accusation is not a finding of guilt.
I defend the rights of the accused. I have prosecuted and defended – and I am a defense attorney at heart. Why? Because I believe in liberty – I believe in the ideals to which our nation has constantly aspired for more than 230 years. Because power needs to be checked lest we give up who we are as a people. I believe in the Bill of Rights with every fiber of my being.
I have experience at every level of prosecution and defense, from the most simple misdemeanor to multi-count murder cases. I look at cases differently from other attorneys. I pride myself on thinking outside the box, and finding the truth in and amongst the allegations or lies.