Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
Many times, when accused of a crime you feel like there is a separation between you and everyone else; law enforcement, prosecuting authority, alleged accusers, witnesses, the public and sometimes the court process itself. It can feel like each of these entities are closing in on you or trying to get to you and push you to someplace you do not want or should not be. It is a lonely place, a scary one. Often, you can feel isolated from even your closest friends and family because no-one can really appreciate or grasp the impact of how being accused of a crime affects someone. This separation, whether real or just perceived, is where you can find me. I stand in that gap, the place of separation between you and everything else. My fight and advocacy are to not let anyone, or any entity get to you without first going through me and my expertise. That is my job, and my sole responsibility is to zealously advocate for you or your loved one.
This battle is daunting, time consuming and can be emotionally challenging. The unfortunate reality of criminal accusations is that you are facing a battle that will have a significant impact on your future and your freedom. I have witnessed firsthand how being accused of a crime can shatter the life you live, your self-confidence, your image and can lead to self-doubt, depression, and anxiety. While I cannot and will not guarantee an outcome of any case, I can guarantee that I will not just work beside you, I will stand in front. I’ll stand in that gap and fight that battle, not alongside you, but for you, and you can have the confidence to know that I will work and fight zealously, tirelessly, and relentlessly.
Please understand, I am not here to sell you unrealistic expectations and I will not provide rose colored glasses. Criminal defense cases and the law governing it often demand difficult conversations, and difficult or impossible decisions. I am not the type of attorney who will accept payment and will tell you what you want to hear or provide false hope. If you are looking for unrealistic expectations, half-truths, and a disguise for the sometimes-ugly truth, I am not the attorney for you. I am here to be your advocate and communicate truthfully with you regarding your case, the relevant law, and all realistic outcomes. I am not afraid to discuss the bad and ugly of a case or the law nor am I afraid to discuss the good of a case. My job is to fight for you, to be the person standing in the gap, and for me to do that, we both must have open honest communication. Ultimately, you are the final decision maker regarding the outcome of your case.
I am committed to my clients and my role as an advocate. I will proudly take my place in the gap and stand in front of you, providing you with the shield and representation you deserve.