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.
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.
Domestic violence is an extremely serious offense but can also be a very complicated matter in terms of taking legal action. Often times, these cases can escalate to the point that a spouse is fearful for his or her life and that of his or her children. The first thing a victim of domestic violence should do is call the police. Once the violence is reported, police will help you find a safe place to reside, away from the abuser; inform you of the processes of obtaining an order of protection, child support, custody, or visitation; help you and your children receive necessary medical treatment; obtain belongings from your home; and guide you through filing a complaint.
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.