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Criminal Defense

When faced with accusations that you have committed a crime, it is imperative that you discuss your case with an attorney because your penalties may include jail time, expensive fines, probation, and life with a criminal record. Being accused of committing a crime can be one of the most stressful and traumatic events of your life. And, lots of times, those accusations are false.  

Government prosecutors have extensive resources at their disposal. Without adequate protections for the accused, the balance of power within the justice system would become skewed in favor of the government. As it is, fair treatment for criminal defendants often depends as much upon the skill of their defense attorney as it does the substantive protections contained in the law. 

The Constitution provides many protections that apply to the field of criminal defense law. Someone who has been tried and acquitted of a crime cannot again be charged with that offense, as mandated by the “double jeopardy” provision of the Fifth Amendment. The Sixth Amendment guarantees criminal defendants the right to a public trial, and in many cases, the right to have their guilt or innocence decided by a jury. It also affords the right to confront adverse witnesses, and to use the court’s subpoena power to compel the appearance of favorable witnesses. 

If you have been accused of a crime and have questions, call the Falkowitz Law Firm for a free consultation.



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