New laws make it easier to overturn your conviction! I was recently retained by an individual to vacate 11 separate convictions from his record that are dispersed across 8 jurisdictions and concern conduct spanning from 1995 to 2018 – all of which, as soon as the courts get through the backlogs created by the chaos of 2020 and these decisions, will be vacated!
Historically, a suspect had the right to resist an unlawful arrest by a police officer so long as the force applied was proportional to the threat presented.
Defending against speeding tickets and moving violations can be very dry and technical. A prosecutor or intern may appear in court to prosecute the infraction. Your chances of success dramatically increase if you are represented by a lawyer.
If you were recently arrested or even arraigned, the decision of whether to keep your public defender or retain private counsel is the most important choice you will make going forward – regardless of whether your ultimate goal is to prove your innocence at trial, or negotiate a plea deal in advance.
Attorney-Client Privilege – There are certain classes of individuals with whom a client has the ability to have privileged communications with.
At the Law Office of Chris Van Vechten, for all criminal cases, the first consultation is always free.
If you have been, or are going to be, charged with a felony, you need to talk to an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
The biggest mistake defendants make is waiting too long to contact a criminal defense lawyer.