Misdemeanor and felony convictions can have lifelong consequences for you and your family. The criminal justice system is often full of complex twists and turns. For these reasons, you’ll want to have a dedicated and experienced criminal defense attorney on your side from the beginning. The lawyers at Cooper Law Firm offer criminal defense representation for the following charges: DUI and DWI, domestic violence, assault, theft, burglary, and robbery.
DUI:If you’ve been charged with DUI (driving under the influence, or with a blood alcohol content over 0.08%), you face the loss of your driver’s license, a mandatory minimum jail sentence, and probation. Without legal representation, the repercussions from a single careless mistake may place your entire livelihood at risk. At Cooper Law Firm, we’re ready to investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest and can determine whether you have any viable defensesto the DUI charge.
These may include:
– Whether the traffic stop was legal;
– Whether the officer had reasonable suspicion or probable cause to administer a Breathalyzer;
– Whether the officer was properly trained to administer a field sobriety test;
– Whether any mistakes or machine malfunctions resulted in an inaccurate reading.
Assault:There are numerous possible defenses to an assault charge, including self-defense, defense of others, defense of property, consent, or even mistaken identity. Assault cases are, by their very nature, fact-intensive. An experienced criminal defense attorney will study all of the circumstances of your case and analyze any factors that may mitigate or absolve your responsibility.
Theft, burglary, and robberyWe represent defendants who have been charged with all types of theft crimes, ranging from misdemeanor theft (stealing less than $500 worth of goods) to robbery (a felony that consists of taking items from someone’s possession through force or fear). Theft crimes comprise many different felony levels, all of which have varying penalties, ranging from one year in jail for misdemeanor theft to up to 60 years for aggravated robbery. Because this area of the law is so complex, it’s in your best interest to retain counsel as soon as possible.
Right to refuse search
Police offers cannot search for you, your house and even your car if you did not give them permission of doing so, and once they does not have any warrant to do such. You can definitely refuse them in searching for you until you found lawyer that will defend you. This is within you right.
Right to remain silence
Once police get you arrested, you were not obligated of talking to them. You will have the right to refuse to talk since it could be utilizes against you once facing the trial. You can wait for you lawyer to help you towards the situation.
If you’ve been convicted of a criminal act in the past, this can be used against you, especially when the previous conviction is related to your current case. This can be seen by the court a sign that you are unwilling to change and you will be marked as a risk to society.
Every crime which possesses a mandatory sentence would be minimum for such. This only means that once you pleaded guilty to the accusation, you may suffer time jail based on your case. Just make sure you understand what the mandatory sentence could be.