A criminal conviction in Pennsylvania can lead to steep fines and possible jail time. When your freedom is at stake, it is a good idea to have a skilled criminal defense lawyer in Lansdale on your side.
David C. McKenzie III of the McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., fights diligently for the rights of his clients. As a former prosecutor with an extensive background in civil and criminal law, David has the experience and skills to fight for the most favorable outcome for his clients. Our legal team will take the time to thoroughly understand your case and provide the best possible representation for you.
Contact us today at 610-680-7842 for a free case evaluation.
How a Criminal Defense Lawyer Could Help Your Case
In a criminal case, local prosecutors work very hard to ensure a conviction. Without a knowledgeable defense lawyer on your side, you are truly at a disadvantage. A conviction could change your life forever and stay on your record indefinitely. Having a criminal defense lawyer who will fight for your rights can make all the difference.
At the McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., we will diligently fight for you. We will provide the support and guidance you need throughout the legal process. In many cases, we are able to negotiate for a reduced sentence or even a dismissal of charges for our clients. We will carefully look at the facts and evidence in your particular case before deciding on the best course of action.
Your Options If You Are Facing Criminal Charges
If you face criminal charges, you do have options. A skilled defense attorney’s job is to locate weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case to achieve the most favorable result for the client. We will look closely at your case to help you choose the best option for your future.
Pleading to Lesser Charges
In many cases, the prosecution will file overly ambitious charges to leave room for negotiation. The prosecutor and defense lawyer can often come to an agreement in order to settle the case. A defendant might have the option of pleading guilty to a lesser offense, pleading guilty to fewer charges, or receiving a lighter punishment.
Having Charges Dismissed
A complete dismissal of charges is the most favorable outcome in a criminal case. A defense attorney might argue there is no hope for a conviction, and prosecutors could dismiss the charges entirely. If there is insufficient evidence to proceed, a judge could drop the charges.
This option is the least favorable in most situations. After pleading guilty, it is up to the court to sentence the offender. Even in this situation, a defense lawyer can often negotiate for a more favorable outcome in exchange for the client’s guilty plea.
Taking the Case to Court
Proceeding to a criminal trial is the riskiest option, but it offers the best chance of freedom for some clients. Prosecutors must prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt to achieve a conviction. A defense attorney will work to show holes in the prosecution’s case to prevent a conviction.
At the McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., we will look at all the evidence in your case and discuss the options with you. Whatever the charges, we will fight for your rights every step of the way.
Types of Criminal Cases We Handle
If you are facing criminal charges in Lansdale, PA, you have the right to legal representation. Although we handle many types of criminal defense cases, we focus on several specific practice areas.
A DUI lawyer might be able to help you avoid some of the serious consequences associated with a conviction. We handle many DUI cases in Lansdale and will work to challenge the evidence against you and fight for the best outcome in your case.
If you are convicted of a drug crime, you could face a prison sentence and steep fines. A felony conviction can make it difficult to get a job for years to come. If the police have charged you with a misdemeanor or felony drug charge, we will work hard to protect your rights and present the best possible defense for you.
A felony theft crime conviction could lead to serious jail time. Whether the police have charged you with a misdemeanor or felony theft charge, it is important to have a criminal defense attorney to represent your interests and fight for a favorable result.
White-collar crime charges can affect your career and your reputation. If you are facing charges for a white collar crime, you should consider hiring a criminal defense attorney with experience in this practice area.
A conviction for some traffic crimes—such as drunk driving, vehicular manslaughter, and hit and run—could result in a loss of driving privileges, probation, and jail time. If you are facing charges for a traffic offense, we will protect your rights and prepare the best possible defense.
Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) Program
The Montgomery County ARD program helps certain first-time, non-violent offenders get a second chance. Those who complete the program could have their charges dismissed. We can check your case to determine if you qualify.
A criminal record can stand in the way of your plans for the future. If you qualify for an expungement, your criminal record will be wiped clean, and you can take advantage of more opportunities.
Other Types of Criminal Defense Cases We Handle
Contact the McKenzie Law Firm, P.C.
We understand the anxiety you are feeling over facing criminal charges. A conviction could put your freedom at risk and change your life forever. David C. McKenzie III of the McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., will gather the facts of your case, explain the charges, and determine the best possible defense for you.
We are here to answer any questions you have, and it all starts with a free consultation to discuss your case. Call us today at 610-680-7842.