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Criminal charges are scary.  Felony charges are even scarier, and they are scary for a reason.  The law is complex.  The process itself can be overwhelming.  The punishments for a felony can be severe.  These are just a few of the reasons why it is vital that people facing felony charges or the potential of felony charges consult with an attorney as soon as possible.

But scary does not mean impossible.  And scary most certainly does not mean that all hope is lost.  Remember, and please never forget, that allegations are only allegations until they are either proven or admitted in a court of law.  We are all innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  You are innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  Shon W. Bogar prides himself in finding creative ways to approach the most difficult problems and challenging circumstances.  No matter what is written in the police reports, there is almost always more to the story than the police and prosecution believe.

Our office focuses on criminal defense and understands the fear that people rightly have when they are facing criminal charges.  That is why we offer free consultations for all criminal defense matters.  We will review what is happening and you will learn what options are available to you.  We also offer free consultations for family members who are concerned that one of their loved ones is about to face criminal charges.

We provide criminal defense services for all levels of felony, including but not limited to:

  • Allegations of Assault
  • Allegations of Domestic Violence
  • Allegations of Drug Offenses
  • Allegations of Marijuana Grow Operations
  • Allegations of Burglary
  • Allegations of Theft
  • Allegations of Vehicular Assault