Criminal Defense Resources

Few things in life are more stressful than being charged with a crime.  If you have been charged with a crime, you will naturally have many questions you want answers to.  Often, we find new clients will begin a meeting by asking questions such as: can I go to jail? can I be found guilty if I didn’t know that my conduct was illegal? or, what financial penalties are involved? can the government take my home or my retirement account?

The truth is that these questions are often unanswerable from the start, because an attorney will usually need to carefully review the facts of your case and research the law before he can make a prediction about your case.  Nevertheless, we understand the anxiety that clients feel when they come to us.  Therefore, on this page, we aim to provide some general information about topics related to criminal defense so that you can gain a basic understanding of how the criminal justice system works, the law governing some of the most commonly charged crimes, and what your attorney is talking about when he uses legal terms like “proffer session,” “sentencing guidelines,” or “the elements” of a crime. We hope that you find this information useful.

Remember, if you are under investigation for a crime or have been charged with a crime, the first thing to do is to consult a competent attorney. You should not rely solely on the information you find online, including information on this page.  With that disclaimer, please click on the following to learn more about each topic.

Other Resources

To learn more about the various courts, organizations, and entities involved in the criminal justice system, we encourage you to also check out the official websites through the links below.