Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

We provide our clients with the experience necessary to insulate them from the prosecution and ensure that their rights are protected.  Criminal defense is not simply about reaching deals.  We handle our cases - from start to finish - with the perspective that the outcome directly affects the person that has entrusted us with their freedom.  As a result, we tailor our representation to the needs of the individual client and we work together to determine the best course of action.  Whether your case requires litigation, negotiation or a jury trial, we are prepared to provide you with the highest degree of attention to detail and vigorous advocacy that is necessary to bring about a favorable resolution.

In Vermont, any person charged with any criminal offense is entitled to a jury trial, whether it be a misdemeanor or a felony.  Yet, not everyone wants to take their case to trial.  This can be due to a number of factors, to include the cost -- both emotionally and financially, as well as the time that it can take between the filing of a charge and resolution by trial.  Our firm is adept at responding to the client's wishes and needs, while still providing them with thorough representation through investigation of the underlying facts and analysis of the law that applies.

There isn't a charge that we haven't encountered in either the state or federal court system.  Indeed, we have successfully defended clients accused of the full range of crimes, including:

  • computer offenses
  • domestic assault
  • driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • drug possession, distribution and manufacturing
  • embezzlement, forgery and fraud
  • murder and attempted murder
  • sexual offenses

The sooner that we are consulted, the sooner we can intervene -- many times, before a case even gets filed.

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