If you have been accused of a crime, you may want to hire legal representation as soon as you can. A Bucks County criminal defense lawyer with McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., will research your case, build a solid defense on your behalf, and challenge elements that the prosecution is trying to use as evidence to convict you.
No two criminal cases are the same, which is why a defense lawyer knows how to pick up on the aspects of a case that makes it unique and use them to your advantage. If you are facing criminal charges, we can discuss your case for free when you reach out to us.
How McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., Can Help You Fight Your Case
Criminal defense lawyer David C. McKenzie III represents clients who face various charges in misdemeanor and felony crimes. David, a former prosecutor, understands how the criminal process works from start to finish.
He works hard and uses his negotiation and defense strategies to build a strong case for his clients and achieve a favorable outcome. Even if the evidence is against you and you are found guilty, he may be able to help you reduce your fines or time behind bars. While there are no guarantees, our team will do everything we can minimize the impact of your criminal case.
How We Support, Defend Bucks County Defendants
We follow a tight protocol that enables us to provide legal support to our clients. We offer the following:
- Knowledge of rules and regulations: Our team knows the intricacies of criminal law regulations, and we ensure we follow the rules.
- Handling witnesses: We know how to work with case witnesses. We can use techniques to make witnesses feel comfortable, even those who initially may not be willing to give a statement.
- Handling investigators and experts: We can choose the right expert witnesses to help your case. We can also find and hire the right investigators to look into the crime and the prosecution’s witnesses. These factors could help your case.
- Case outcomes: We can assess your trial as it progresses and possibly anticipate what the jury or judge’s decision may be. With an attorney by your side, you have the advantage of an objective viewpoint throughout the proceedings and realistic insights into your trial’s progress.
- Plea bargains: We may advise you to work with the prosecutor to make a plea bargain. This can reduce your sentence and possibly eliminate some of the charges brought against you.
- The consequences of a guilty plea: We will explain the outcome of pleading guilty in your situation, along with some of the not-so-obvious consequences. For example, pleading guilty may sometimes lead to a shorter sentence. However, it can make it difficult to get employment when you are out of jail.
- Sentencing: Our criminal defense attorney can determine the best possible sentencing program for your situation.
- Guilty charge: If you are found guilty, our attorney may be able to have your sentence adjusted. This can benefit you by preventing you from ending up back in the criminal justice system. For example, a 10-month prison sentence for drug possession might be adjusted to six months in jail and four months in a drug rehabilitation facility.
We Are Your Legal Advocates
When you hire us to represent you, you will be getting a law firm on your side that takes your case—and your future—seriously. During your case, we will:
- Hear your side of the story and listen to what you experienced
- Note if any of your civil rights were violated
- Review the charges you face
- Launch our investigation to gather case-supporting evidence
- Determine the best legal strategy for your case (e.g., having the charges dropped or reduced, or negotiating a plea deal in your favor)
- Handle all communications with the prosecution, other involved parties
- Prepare you for all possible outcomes, including court appearances
You will never be left in the dark about the developments in your case. We will protect your rights throughout the process. If you must attend any hearings or meetings with authorities, we’ll be there with you, representing you or advising you on what to do.
Practice Areas in Criminal Law
At the McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., we serve the following criminal defense practice areas:
- Assault and battery: Intentionally putting another individual in a position of imminent harmful physical contact and then making that physical contact.
- Domestic abuse: Abusive acts committed by one household member against another, including physical, sexual, or financial abuse or coercive or controlling behavior.
- Rape and statutory rape: Unwanted sexual intercourse forced upon another individual; statutory rape is sexual intercourse with someone under the age of consent.
- Murder: The premeditated killing of a fetus or human being with malice.
- Arson: The intentional burning of a building or environmental areas, such as a forest.
- Antitrust violations: Violations of the laws set in place to protect commerce and trade from practices, such as price discrimination, price-fixing, and monopolization.
- Bankruptcy fraud: Providing false information or hiding assets when filing for bankruptcy.
- Corporate crimes: Among other crimes, these include bribery, embezzlement, counterfeiting, and blackmailing.
- Cybercrimes: The use of a computer or other technology for illegal purposes such as identity theft or fraud.
- Money laundering: Concealing the source of illegally obtained money.
- Environmental crimes: Among other crimes, these include illicit trade in hazardous waste, illegal wildlife trading, and forestry crime.
- Political corruption: The use of political power by a government official for personal gain.
- Mail fraud: Any type of activity or scheme that deprives others of communications or property through the mail.
- Immigration crimes: Using false documents to acquire a visa or passport, overstaying a visa, or entering the country illegally.
- Inchoate crimes: A step to committing another illegal act, such as attempt, conspiracy, and solicitation.
- Organized crime: Complex centralized groups or activities set up for illegal activities.
- Trafficking crimes: The recruitment, transportation, receipt, or transfer of people for profit or exploitation.
- Drugs, weapons, and violent crime: Several different crimes involving the manufacturing, possession, transportation, or distribution of weapons or drugs.
- Import and export crimes: These typically involve smuggling selling, or falsely reporting the use of drugs, tobacco, alcohol, or weapons.
Call Us Now — Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late
If you have been accused of or charged with a crime, you have no time to lose. You deserve to have a Bucks County criminal defense lawyer represent you. An attorney who has the experience and determination to fight for the best possible outcome could benefit your case and your future.
McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., is deemed one of the most distinguished law firms by the American Society of Legal Advocates and has the AVVO’s highest rating of 10.0 – Superb. Call us today so we can get started on putting this experience behind you.