According to data collected between 2012 and 2016 from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), law enforcement received nearly 900,000 reports of crimes across the state. These incidents resulted in approximately 420,000 arrests annually.
Unfortunately, untold numbers of “offenders” arrested for crimes in Pennsylvania may have only been guilty of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. That is where a Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer comes in: to help protect innocent citizens from conviction for crimes they did not commit.
At McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., we represent clients facing criminal charges so we can attempt to see true justice done in our courtrooms. No matter what offense they are charged with, every citizen has the right to a fair and unbiased trial in the State of Pennsylvania, and the United States at large.
For more information about our criminal defense services at McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., contact a representative today at (610) 680-7842 to receive your free case review and consultation.
Research by the Chicago Tribune shows that wrongful convictions in America represent anywhere from 2% to 10% of all cases. With millions of people systematically incarcerated around the country at any given time, this translates to thousands, if not millions, of lives ruined over the years from a faulty justice system.
As a criminal defense law firm, we aim to combat the injustice continuously displayed in our legal system. We will defend our clients’ rights in these cases in the hopes that they will not be wrongfully convicted of a crime they did not commit. Even if you did commit the crime, we can represent your case so the court understands just why this event unfolded the way it did. In doing so, we hope that to reveal the full truth behind the events in question, so our clients can someday move on to put this mistake behind them.
Cases Represented by McKenzie Law Firm Criminal Defense Lawyers
Our firm represents clients charged with a variety of offenses, ranging from minor traffic violations to charges that could result in lengthy prison sentences if convicted.
These cases include:
- DUI charges.
- Drug crimes.
- Federal crimes.
- Theft cases.
- Traffic crimes.
- White collar crimes.
- And more.
Further, we practice in areas that can help offenders get back on the right track, rather than condemning them because of one mistake. While we work on expungements of criminal records to help offenders, we also work to utilize the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program offered by Montgomery County. This unique program gives second chances to offenders with no prior convictions who have committed a nonviolent offense. The ARD program encompasses charges related to everything from shoplifting to minor drug offenses to DUI cases and more.
To learn more about our wide range of Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer services at McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., contact a member of our staff today at (610) 680-7842 to receive your free consultation.
Potentially Proving Innocence or Reasonable Doubt in Criminal Cases
Since every criminal case is unique, the methods for potentially proving a client’s innocence may vary wildly between cases. Generally, a defense attorney will attempt to gather exculpatory evidence that proves the client could not have possibly committed the crime. At the very least, this evidence may create reasonable doubt as to whether the client is guilty of the offense – hopefully resulting in an acquittal or a dismissal of the charges.
While not all criminal cases go before a jury, more serious offenses, such as federal charges, may call for a trial so the attorney and the defendant have the opportunity to present evidence regarding their innocence.
A criminal defense attorney retains the right to investigate their client’s case in a variety of ways, with the ultimate goal of finding definitive proof that they are not guilty of the charges. These investigation methods can include, but may not limited to:
- Calling upon the testimony of expert witnesses, such as cell phone location analysts, forensic examiners, and other industry specialists related to the offense.
- Using accounts of any eyewitnesses who may have been present at the time of the act in question.
- Examining any video surveillance that may exonerate the client.
- Cross-examining state’s witnesses, in the event of a trial.
- Looking into faulty police tactics used during the investigation and arrest.
- Calling for the examination of DNA evidence.
- Bringing character witnesses to testify on behalf of the accused.
- Looking at legal precedents involving the offense.
- And more, depending on the nature of the alleged crime.
Criminal Defense Lawyers Fighting to Defend Their Clients from Injustice
Many times, clients who retain a Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer to represent their legal case are fighting to get back to the life they used to know. Here at McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., we want people facing criminal charges to know that they do not have to stand up to the law all by themselves. Every citizen deserves fair and just legal representation, and our firm can be there by your side fighting to reveal the truth behind your charges. Ultimately, we want our clients to be able to move past this event and continue on a path to a brighter future.
To learn more and to receive your free consultation, contact a McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. representative today at (610) 680-7842. The sooner we learn about your case, the sooner we can begin looking into your legal options moving forward.