An arrest and conviction for any criminal offense can often alter the course of your life. One’s plans for the future, including the pursuit of professional careers, are jeopardized when prospective employers conduct background checks and educational institutions require the disclosure of arrests and any criminal conviction. Mandatory jail time is often required for many crimes and the loss of your liberty is something that most people never want to experience. These are just a few of the reasons why you need a dedicated and experienced attorney to assist in the defense of your criminal charges.
At the Law Office of Lyle K. Porter in Lawrenceville, we have been defending individuals charged with violating the law for more than 20 years. We know exactly what is required to defend your case from relatively minor misdemeanors to the most serious felony. We understand the importance of an early investigation, and we take an aggressive stance to protecting your rights and preserving your innocence. In our initial consultation, we will make sure you are educated on the law, evaluate the facts of your case, and advise you of potential options and probable outcomes.
When a juvenile is alleged to have violated the law, the process is different. These cases are handled in the juvenile court system, which follows different rules. While the goal in this court system is rehabilitation rather than punishment, the penalties can still be serious. They have the potential to change a child’s life. It is critical to enlist an experienced attorney in these cases.