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The criminal justice system can be frightening to those who are not familiar with it.  The stakes are high; as a result of a criminal conviction, you can lose your freedom, your ability to travel, visit Canada, own or possess a firearm, work with children, drive a motor vehicle, or even vote.  The consequences of a criminal conviction can be life changing.
In a criminal case there are two parties: the government against you, the defendant.  The power and resources of the government dwarfs what most individuals can muster on their own.  Fortunately, because the stakes are so high, our Federal and State Constitutions mandate that the power of the government be challenged with strong advocacy.  This means having a defense attorney on your side that is willing and able to challenge the accusations made by the government.

If you are charged with a crime, you can be confident that we will aggressively and competently fight for you.  We have tried many cases in the criminal courts, ranging from major felonies to petty misdemeanors.  Not every case results in a trial, in fact many cases result in some kind of resolution or compromise prior to trial.  Nevertheless, a reasonable resolution to a criminal case is far less likely without an attorney who can and has won at trial.

The Law Offices of Richard M. Sybrandy has 15 years of experience defending persons accused of:
DUI
Domestic Violence - Assault
Felony and Misdemeanor Drug Offenses
Property Crimes (Theft, Fraud, Embezzlement etc)
Sex Crimes

If you are accused of or charged with a crime, the first thing you need to remember is to not say anything to anyone, especially not the police.  Even if you are denying the charge to the police or to anyone, your words can be mistaken or twisted and used against you.  If you have any questions about whether you should speak to the police, you really need to view a recent (and extremely humorous) lecture on the issue.  It is presented by one of my law professors and can be viewed on U-Tube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wXkI4t7nuc&feature=player_embedded

The second thing you need to remember is to get an attorney, as soon as you can.
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