Lake Wallenpaupack Criminal Attorney
Any criminal allegation deserves a swift response. When your liberty and reputation hang in the balance, you can hire a novice attorney to represent you or you can find an experienced Lake Wallenpaupack criminal defense attorney who has your back.
At Farley & Bernathy LLC, our criminal defense attorneys have handled all kinds of cases, large and small. Reach out today to discuss your case.
Why You Need an Attorney
Criminal allegations carry serious sanctions if convicted, such as time in jail or prison, fines, and probation. A criminal conviction, especially for a felony, can result in losing serious rights, such as the ability to possess a firearm. While in prison, you will also lose the ability to vote in elections. With penalties like that hanging over your head, you need an aggressive criminal defense attorney to defend you.
There are also many collateral consequences of a criminal conviction that few people think about. Whenever you apply to rent an apartment or apply for a job, your criminal record will probably be pulled. Having a conviction of a misdemeanor or felony could make the difference between receiving a job or not or being able to rent an apartment. For young people just starting out as adults, a criminal conviction can make it hard to become established.
Why You Can’t Delay
Criminal cases are not like other lawsuits. Not only are the stakes high, but the other side is working non-stop to build a case against you. As soon as you think that the police consider you a suspect, you should hire an attorney.
Your criminal defense attorney can help identify and interview witnesses, including alibi witnesses. Your lawyer can also visit the crime scene and identify evidence the police overlooked. A criminal defense attorney will also poke holes in the state’s evidence, by going over their evidence with a fine-tooth comb, looking for little mistakes that add up.
Some people decide to sit back and let the criminal process play out. That approach is a mistake. The prosecutor will not give you a fair shake, and you must do everything possible to fight for your freedom.
The best strategic move you can make is to immediately hire a Lake Wallenpaupack criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Why You Need Farley & Bernathy LLC
Few law firms in the Lake Wallenpaupack area have criminal defense experience as deep and broad as we do. Our attorneys have handled all types of criminal matters, from relatively minor misdemeanors to serious felonies, including DUI. One of our attorneys is also qualified to handle capital cases that could result in the death penalty.
We are also experienced in handling juvenile matters. The juvenile system has its own set of rules and expectations, and your child deserves the best legal representation possible. Although juvenile criminal records are sealed, a juvenile conviction can still carry repercussions for your child that will impact them for decades to come. Don’t leave anything to chance.
Contact Us Now
For more information about how we can help you, please reach out to us today. We offer potential clients a free consultation, which they can schedule by calling. Avoid delay.