Whether you are under investigation for a violent crime, have had criminal charges filed against you, or have been indicted by a grand jury, your life will be in precarious balance. While your case will hinge on a variety of factors, of the utmost importance is retaining a highly skilled attorney to provide expert legal counsel and build an aggressive defense on your behalf.
If you are convicted of a violent crime, the legal penalties you can expect may include:
- Prison sentence
- Restraining orders
- Permanent criminal record
Furthermore, your reputation and your personal, business, and community relationships will be adversely affected. Your difficulties after a criminal conviction may extend to finding an apartment, a condo, applying for a mortgage, or a job. You may be barred from certain careers, such as teaching, law enforcement, or government employment. If you are in a profession that requires a license, you may lose your license to practice or maintain that employment.
- Criminally negligent homicide
- Attempted murder
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Vehicular assault
- Gang assault
- Reckless endangerment
At the Patchogue, NY law firm of Marianne S. Rantala, P.C., you will find a strong advocate who is prepared to protect your legal rights. We will ensure that you understand the allegations you face, available defenses, the plea bargains likely to be offered, and the penalties you may expect if you are convicted. While there are no guarantees in a court of law, you can rest assured that criminal defense attorney Marianne Rantala will fight for dismissal of charges, when the prosecutor has insufficient evidence to prove his case. If there is strong evidence against you, Ms. Rantala will search through the facts in your case, seeking mitigating circumstances or evidence most likely to bring about a plea bargain or reduced charges.
When you need legal advice and guidance concerning criminal defense for a family member, or if you have been charged with a crime, take advantage of our firm’s free initial consultation. Your communications with our firm are always strictly confidential. Call Marianne S. Rantala, P.C. at (631) 627-3433.