Criminal Law Defense
Being charged with a crime can result in imprisonment, loss of a career, and, sometimes, just a lot of embarrassment. If you are under investigation for a crime, if you have already been charged with a crime, or if you have already been convicted but believe your conviction or your sentence was wrong, then making the call to McDonnell & Associates is your next step.
At McDonnell & Associates, our record clearly reflects our hard work, our intelligent and professional approach to our cases, and our skill in developing a strategy that fits an individual client’s case, while drawing upon our knowledge, experience, and skill from past cases.
Driving Under the Influence
There are numerous reasons to seek legal representation when charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving with an Unlawful Alcohol Concentration (DUAC). To begin with, a conviction can stay on your record for period of 10 years. In some instances, a first offense DUI sentence can potentially carry a harsher sentence than burglary. Car insurance premiums may substantially increase. Furthermore, your driver's license can be revoked which could affect your present or future employment.
As soon as you are arrested, the clock begins ticking on important rights that are at stake. An attorney can help protect those rights, help you defend the charges against you, and provide you with answers about the law and your options.
Traffic tickets can be a pain in the neck. First, they are expensive, second, they may add points to your driving record, and that can affect your insurance. Third, some tickets are worth fighting on principle: you did not do what this ticket says you did.
At McDonnell & Associates, P.A., we regularly handle traffic tickets. We deal with the police officers and the courts so you don’t have to. If necessary and appropriate, we will argue your case to a jury at trial.
Our record of success and professionalism also gives clients another important advantage: having lawyers with a strong professional reputation often causes prosecutors to make very favorable settlement offers (sometimes called “plea bargains” or “plea agreements”) in order to avoid a trial or hearing. Although there are no guarantees, at least you will know that you have the good, solid, competent, experienced, well-regarded, and highly respected help of McDonnell & Associates, P.A.
Let’s face it, many people investigated, charged with, or convicted of a criminal or drunk-driving offense are not wholly innocent. Many people hire criminal lawyers not to “fight to the bitter end,” but rather to help them avoid or minimize the often unduly punitive consequences of what was really a one-time mistake, a poor use of judgment, or a rash step taken with little thought and too much emotion. Our clients’ cases often arise from difficult problems with alcohol, drugs, money woes, or struggling domestic relationships. When you are seeking that sort of help, it helps to know that because of the past successes of the attorneys at McDonnell & Associates, P.A., they may be able to obtain a very favorable outcome for you, even when everything about the situation seems bleak and hopeless. By placing your case in our hands, you can step back and leave the hard work to us.