Criminal Law

Legal BooksWhen the handcuffs click behind you, your life could change in an instant. Whether a felony or misdemeanor, a criminal charge can have a serious impact on your career, family, finances, and future. You could be facing a total loss of liberty if you are sent to prison. You could face huge fines and court costs. You could have a criminal record that haunts you for the rest of your life, keeping you from getting into your dream school or getting your dream job. Conviction of certain crimes can prohibit you from ever carrying a concealed weapon or even owning a gun.

With such severe consequences, it is critical that you exercise your right to an attorney. It is essential that you have skilled, aggressive advocates challenging the prosecution’s evidence, who will work tirelessly to build a strong defense on your behalf and who will seek the best results for you.

Brown & Sullivan PLLC understands the overwhelming stress, fear, and uncertainty associated with an arrest and criminal charge. Our goal is to eliminate this anxiety by fully explaining the legal process in understandable terms, implementing our skill and experience to help guide you through the criminal justice system, and fighting to protect your rights.

We fight for the most fundamental rights you have: The right to a fair trial where prosecutors must prove all elements of every charge, beyond reasonable doubt.

You have the right, found in the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, against unreasonable searches and seizures. For you to be charged with a crime, police must collect evidence. In drug and marijuana cases, the primary evidence is usually the drugs themselves. If they found them in your home, business or in a locked compartment in your car, then they would typically need a warrant to be able to conduct that search.

If they did not obtain the proper warrant, then the results of the search might be thrown out. Without that critical evidence, Prosecutors may have little choice but to toss out the charges against you.

Other Constitutional rights may also be critical if you face charges. Police cannot arrest you without probable cause to believe you committed a crime. This often comes into play in drunk driving arrests. The police need at least reasonable suspicion that a crime has been committed in order to pull you over. If they cannot show they had reasonable suspicion to pull you over or probable cause to arrest you, then any evidence found may be suppressed or the arrest may be invalid

Let BROWN & SULLIVAN, PLLC guide you and your family through this complex process.  (281) 372-6462