Being charged with a crime is a harrowing experience that can affect many areas of your life, as well as the lives of those close to you.  Many of us have never had any contact with the criminal justice system, and the unfamiliarity of it and severity of the consequences can be overwhelming.  Even though you may be completely innocent, just being charged with a crime can affect your job, your family, and your reputation.  Proper handling of your criminal case is one of the primary factors in getting your life back.

Why It Is So Important That Your Case Be Handled Properly From The Beginning.
The prosecution may be seeking jail time, large fines, and restrictions on what you can do in the future, among other things, and they have a large budget with which to work.  Certain crimes on your record can follow you and affect you for your entire life.  Even if they are offering probation, that can lead to a multitude of issues down the line, and you may find yourself back in court later facing a stiffer punishment than you would have faced at the start of the case, if the case isn't properly handled from the beginning.  A good attorney can help to protect you from all the things you may not even think of.  Every case is different, and at The Cornett Law Firm, PSC, we will analyze every detail in order to devise and implement the best defense possible for your particular case. 

Having an attorney on your side as soon as possible is important.  The prosecution has already begun their case, and what are they most concerned with?  Most often it is obtaining the maximum amount of punishment under the law in order to further the advancement of their career, and it most certainly is not about your well being or what is a “just” punishment.  They are not on your side.  You need someone to negotiate the best possible deal for you, and to show the prosecution that you are indeed a person that should be afforded respect and not treated as just another number in the system. 

While It Is Supposed To Be “Innocent Until Proven Guilty”, In Reality You Need An Attorney That Can Convince The Prosecution And The Jury Not To Convict. 

You have heard the term “innocent until proven guilty”, but in reality that is often not the case.  Juries often go in with the mindset that you are guilty simply by being charged.  In many instances it is assumed that the police report is correct, their questioning of you was constitutional, the evidence is accurate and properly obtained, and that you just appear to be guilty so you must be.  You need an attorney to show the prosecution and the jury that you are not guilty, or if you are guilty to show them all the reasons why the lightest punishment possible is the best course.  Your best option is to have an attorney intervene on your behalf and prevent you from getting crushed under the turning wheels of justice.

For certain crimes, such as a DUI or an assault charge, a conviction may lead to enhanced penalties if you are charged with the same crime in the future, and as such demand that they be handled properly from the very beginning.  Some crimes may affect things such as your ability to own a firearm, live in a certain place, and visit certain businesses or places.  And many crimes require the use of experts in various fields in order to be properly prepared to handle the case.  At The Cornett Law Firm, PSC, we will sometimes work with private investigators, psychiatrists, psychologists, medical specialists,  experts at validating evidence, and technological specialists to gather evidence and build a strong case.

We Will Keep You Informed About Your Case

The entire process can be so daunting it is natural to constantly worry about the outcome, and to be frustrated by the uncertainty.  A lawyer that does not or will not communicate to you properly only adds to that frustration.  That is why we at The Cornett Law Firm, PSC, put the utmost importance on keeping you informed about the status of your case throughout the process, and being totally honest with you about your case.  

All of this is why you need an attorney with criminal trial law experience, who also understands what you are going through, on your side, to protect your rights and your life as you know it. 

We handle all misdemeanor as well as felony cases, including but not limited to:

  • Misdemeanors
  • Felonies
  • DUIs
  • Drug offenses: Including Trafficking and Possession
  • Assault
  • Theft
  • Traffic offenses
  • Bond issues
  • Probation revocations
  • Shock probation
  • Expungements
  • Trespass and Criminal Mischief
  • Robbery and Burglary
  • Juvenile offenses
The above is just a sample of the types of cases we handle.  If it is a criminal offense, in our years of experience we have most likely handled it.  We will guide you through the entire process from arraignments, preliminary hearings, pre-trial conferences, evidentiary hearings, jury trials, sentencing, and appeals. 

"People crushed by law, have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws;
and those who have much to hope and nothing to lose, will always be dangerous."

– Edmund Burke (1729-1797, British political writer)