Criminal law covers a wide range of felonies and misdemeanors. Because felonies are more serious crimes, they carry heavier penalties, including heavy fines, imprisonment and a possible sentence of life in prison or capital punishment for the most severe crimes. Crimes are litigated in both state and federal courts, depending on the nature of the crime and the jurisdiction under which it falls. Whatever the crime, within the U.S. criminal justice system you are innocent until proven guilty. Putting your life in the hands of an expert criminal attorney is a wise action, no matter what crime has been alleged.
Obviously, the legal system holds no guarantees, but choosing a proven criminal lawyer to plan your case in the early stages may give you an advantage and make it possible to beat charges brought against you.
At James & Carter PLC, our experience in assisting clients with criminal cases has mainly focused on a variety of criminal offenses including white collar crime. We also handle appeals for criminal cases.