Being accused of a crime can have a devastating effect on your life. It can cause damage to your reputation, and have an overwhelming effect on your finances, and family. Whether you've been charged with a felony, misdemeanor, DWI, drug offense, cyber or white collar crime, it is important to have legal representation who can protect your rights during this difficult time as well as save you time and money.
A conviction can result in a criminal record and prison confinement. In addition, the legal system can be complex and difficult to navigate on one's own. An experienced attorney can guide you as your case progresses and provide you with an aggressive defense to reach the best possible outcome. They can also help you decide whether a plea bargain may be best for your situation.
The Law Office of Larry McCord and Associates has extensive experience handling a wide range of criminal matters, including traffic and DWI/DUI, providing competent, skillful and zealous representation. Because each case is unique, the attorneys carefully consider each client and their best interests to help them avoid further trouble with police and the courts.
The amount and type of drug you are accused of possessing, selling, trafficking or intending to sell is a substantial factor when the court determines the type of penalty that you might face. Drug crime convictions can result in a wide range of penalties, including:
• Community service
• Drug abuse treatment programs
White Collar Crimes
White collar crime generally refers to any non-violent criminal act that is carried out with the intention of unlawful financial gain. Typically, the commission of a white collar crime is related to business, finance or politics. However, white collar crimes are not strictly limited to individuals working within white collar industries. White collar crime includes a wide array of criminal acts under the law.
In the state of New York, a misdemeanor is a criminal act that is punished by a jail sentence of less than one year. While penalties for a misdemeanor are not as harsh as those for a felony, being convicted of any crime can have a serious effect on a person's ability to obtain employment or maintain a stable personal life.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Due to the complex nature of the legal system, even the most intelligent person would have a difficult time representing him or herself. Each case is unique and an experienced attorney is necessary to assist you in maneuvering this system and understand how to approach your particular case. If you do not know which steps to take in proceeding with your matter or if you initially take the wrong steps, an attorney will know how to guide you in the right direction, saving you precious time and money.
Do I need an attorney?
Whether you need a New York divorce lawyer, a criminal defense lawyer, a school suspension lawyer, a child criminal lawyer, or a compassionate child custody attorney, the attorneys at Larry McCord and Associates are on your side. We understand just how frustrating the legal process can be, and we will lend our expertise and knowledge to guide you throughout the entire process. Having a lawyer is vital if you want the best chance of success at winning your case. If you try to represent yourself without any assistance, then you could run into costly mistakes that could be avoided with competent legal counsel on your side.
Contact Larry McCord and Associates today for a consultation.