Criminal law pertains to the subset of government regulations that restrict and prohibit actions and behaviors that can interfere with the protection of lives and general well-being of the public. A full array of cases can fall within the realm of criminal law–some cases result from minor mistakes, but many criminal cases can carry much more serious accusations with potentially major consequences. The criminal attorneys of Gagnon, Eisele and Rigby make up a highly skilled group of attorneys who will go beyond the call of duty to defend you and your freedom.
At Gagnon, Eisele and Rigby, we understand the potential gravity of criminal cases and the heightened tensions of all parties involved. Criminal cases can be complex and multi-layered and in looking at all of the details and evidence that make up the full picture can be tedious and difficult. Know that when you seek our legal counsel, you–as our client–are our number one priority. Building a strong legal defense when faced with serious allegations requires skill that we can bring to the table for you. Parsing through a criminal case takes skill and the ability to bring the details together to clearly understand the situation, motivation, circumstances and actions of the individual or individuals involved. Our team of criminal lawyers can do this for you and put you in a position to secure a successful end goal.
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As mentioned, criminal law can encompass a variety of different occurrences from minor traffic concerns to major wrongdoings. If you have been accused of criminal activity of any kind, our attorneys possess widely varying skillsets to make sure that you will go to court with a well-built case and excellent legal representation.
Below is a list of our most common types of criminal cases:
- DUI/DWI (Driving Under the Influence/Driving While Intoxicated)
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Traffic Violations
- Marijuana Possession
- Drug-Related Crimes
- Violent Crimes
- Many of the crimes listed here may fall into the category of violent crimes. However, even minor offenses of violent behavior can lead to serious repercussions when reported and taken to court. When faced with accusations of violent crime, having professional legal defense is always in your best interest so as to ensure appropriate representation of you and the circumstances surrounding your case.
- Gun Offenses
- Sex-Related Crimes
- Military Crimes
- Crimes committed while enlisted in any military branch are considered separate entities than the same crimes committed outside of the military. Theft, assault, rape, and murder are major areas of military-related crime. Having an attorney with special expertise of crimes committed during active military service can be key to a successful case. Circumstances surrounding military crimes can often differ from the same crimes committed under normal, civilian circumstances.
- Internet Crimes
- There are still a lot of roughly defined areas of internet crime and what constitutes a crime online. Internet crimes are varied, but some more common cases include phishing (intentionally attempting to deceive others in order to gain money or information), hacking, online harassment, and other crimes like prostitution or drug sales with the use of online means. Many internet crimes that are not particularly well-defined need careful inspection on a case-by-case basis.
- Juvenile Crimes
- Bench Warrant Defense
- If there is a bench warrant out for your arrest, there is the potential for arrest at any time. Taking preemptive steps to sort out the issue can allow you to avoid arrest and can often put you in a favorable position in the eyes of the court. With the right legal advice and defense, taking charge of your case and making the first move is a smart move that can work to improve the outcome of your hearing.
- Probation Violation Defense
- Similar to the tactics of making the first move in the case of a bench warrant, being proactive in the light of a probation violation can also prove to the judge that responsible behavior is possible, and you are willing to take charge of mistakes and move toward a more positive end goal.
- Pre-Trial Diversion
- Trial diversion is decided upon by the prosecutor, and we can work to get your trial postponed until you complete certain terms such as community service or another form of rehabilitation. Having shown real behavioral commitment to change is often favorably noted in court. Depending on the circumstances, charges may be dropped after completion of recommended rehabilitation.
- Expungement most often refers to the erasure of a case, so that there is no record that it ever took place. A second option similar to full expungement is to have your case details sealed so its existence is hidden from most parties–such as an employer running a background check–and can only be accessed by the court under special circumstances. We can help to determine if either of these courses are open and available to you and work toward these goals when it is applicable.
- Criminal Appeals
While this list is fairly comprehensive, you may have a case with overlapping areas or extenuating details. If you are unsure where your case may fall, we are here to help you understand the subtleties of your circumstances and sort through the evidence to construct the best case for you.
It is always a good idea to face criminal court with preparation and a good defense even if the charges against you are fraudulent or misconstrued. Acquiring excellent legal representation from our law firm is the best way to prepare and protect yourself. Even things like small traffic violations can lead to much bigger issues when there are repeat offenses, overlapping crimes or a recorded history of criminal charges. Our law firm has a track record of success in handling criminal cases.
Attempting to maneuver through the legal system when faced with serious charges can be frightening for anyone. However, with appropriate legal backing, you have the chance to greatly improve the outcome of your case. If you are facing legal problems of any kind, please call us. Gagnon, Eisele and Rigby, PLLC can match you with an expert attorney proficient in the area of crime applicable to your case. We will build a strong case and stand by you every step of the way as we achieve the best possible outcome. Please reach out to us now–we are here waiting to work for you.
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