Vienna CRIMINAL DEFENSE Lawyers
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Facing criminal charges can be an overwhelming and stressful experience. Not only is the criminal justice system a complex landscape filled with various laws and regulations, but the initial arrest process can also be full of unknowns. During this time, it can be difficult to know what your next steps should be. Without skilled legal counsel on your side, you could make a mistake that has dramatic consequences on your life. If your case is taken to trial, the court has rules you must follow when presenting your argument.
A conviction could result in prison time and fines, and often, the punishments don’t disappear after you have completed your sentence. The verdict gets placed on your criminal record, which could make it challenging to get a job or find housing.
At Portner & Shure, we understand that trying to navigate the legal system on your own could be difficult. That is why we provide dedicated and focused representation every step of the way. Our criminal defense lawyers have decades of the combined legal system and know the laws concerning your rights and freedoms. When you hire us to defend your case, we will leverage our knowledge and skills to develop an innovative defense strategy and work toward a favorable outcome on your behalf.
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SKILLED LEGAL DEFENSE FOR CRIMINAL CHARGES
Whether you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, it’s imperative to have an attorney on your side who can fight the accusations. Being convicted of either level of offense can result in incarceration and/or fines, which can affect your reputation, relationships, finances, and future. Regardless of how simple or complex, you believe your case is, our Vienna lawyers will take the matter seriously and will work relentlessly to challenge the allegations.
Our Viennacriminal defense attorneys defend against various charges, including:
- Assault and battery
- Drug crimes
- Probation violations
- Traffic violations
THE PROSECUTOR’S BURDEN OF PROOF
Each law that criminalizes specific behaviors contains a set of components that define the offense. When a prosecutor is seeking to land a conviction, they must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you violated every element of the crime. To do this, they must present various pieces of evidence during trial to try to convince the judge or jury that you are guilty. If they fail to meet their burden, the fact-finder must deliver a “not guilty” verdict.
At Portner & Shure, we know there are two sides to every story and that criminal allegations made against you might not accurately reflect the facts. Our lawyers provide personalized legal services, and we will take the time to learn about the circumstances from your perspective. From there, we will examine every detail of your case and relevant laws to identify weaknesses in the prosecutor’s arguments. By thoroughly preparing, we can build a strong case on your behalf and work toward getting charges reduced or dismissed.
POTENTIAL CONVICTION PENALTIES
The punishments for a criminal conviction depending on the type of offense committed. For instance, simple assault is a Class 1 misdemeanor that could result in up to 6 months in jail. A robbery that involves violence or the threat of violence is a felony. A conviction for this offense carries with it a prison term between 5 years and life.
Don’t wait to get help today
The sooner you contact our Vienna defense attorneys for legal representation, the quicker we can start building a defense on your behalf. If you’ve been arrested for a crime, invoke your Fifth Amendment right to remain silent and seek legal help immediately.
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