Practice Area

State & Local Law

Criminal Defense

Effective Legal Representation


State law in this case refers specifically to criminal law and court proceedings. Everyone deserves access to effective legal defense and representation in the courtroom. Our team of expert attorneys can help with misdemeanors, felonies, juvenile proceedings, and more.

Criminal Defense


For those accused with a crime, no matter what the charge, this can be one of the worst times of their life. During such a time, experienced, aggressive representation is important to protect your rights under our U.S. Constitution and law. Our lawyers have decades of experience in criminal proceedings, and can provide you with the necessary help to navigate the system, including through trial and appeal if necessary. Remember, neither law enforcement nor the prosecutor is there to help you through these matters, nor to make sure you are zealously advocated for. Generally, the earlier in the process that you obtain an attorney, the better the attorney can protect your interest.
Attorneys to help with Criminal Defense
Image
Laird B. Stone

Felonies


For those accused with a felony, we strongly recommend that you secure legal representation. Felonies are the most serious charges, including murder, armed robbery, and arson. It’s possible that if you are found guilty of a felony, you will face some time in prison or have to pay fines or other restitution. If you have been questioned, investigated, arrested or charged with a felony, we recommend you hire legal representation as soon as possible. We can help explain your legal rights, accompany you to all court appearances, collect and examine any evidence that will help us defend you, and discuss your legal options during the entire criminal process.
Attorneys to help with Felonies
Image
Laird B. Stone

Misdemeanors


If you are accused with a misdemeanor, we recommend that you obtain legal representation. Misdemeanors are less serious crimes such as theft, disorderly conduct, vandalism and trespassing, and they can be broken down into different degrees or classes. If you are found guilty of a misdemeanor, you could face jail time or a sentence that involves community service. We can help you understand your legal rights in your defense of a misdemeanor charge, and support you during the entire misdemeanor criminal process.
Attorneys to help with Misdemeanors
Image
Laird B. Stone

DUI


Drunk driving is a very serious offense, especially when an accident occurs and others are hurt or killed. If you are arrested for a DUI, we recommend that you secure legal council to help you. A failed breath test or field sobriety test, or a blood alcohol test, can be used as evidence against you, and it would be wise for you to have a DUI attorney capable of representing you and investigating any evidence. Consequences of receiving a DUI charge include stiff fines, possible jail time, and having your drivers license revoked or suspended. We can advise you on all factors involved in a DUI defense, inform you of your options and alternatives, and investigate your case to uncover any possible evidence that would help defend you.
Attorneys to help with DUI
Image
Laird B. Stone

Juvenile Proceedings


While juveniles don’t have the same constitutional rights as adult offenders, juveniles do have a constitutional right to legal counsel during all juvenile court proceedings. We can provide legal counsel during juvenile court sessions for cases involving any subject, including neglect, adoption, and traffic violations, and we will petition the court to release a juvenile to their parent or guardian prior to arraignment in court. Juveniles often face incarceration in a public facility. There are several steps in a juvenile justice process, ranging from arrest, referral to court, case petitioning, and residential placement, and we will provide legal guidance during each step.
Attorneys to help with Juvenile Proceedings
Image
Laird B. Stone