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Felony Defense

Preventing Foul Play in Felony Prosecutions

Felony offenses are the crimes society has deemed the most severe and most threatening to its citizens. To this end, the stakes are the highest in felony prosecutions, and you should have an experience criminal defense lawyer fighting for you at the earliest stage possible. It’s a myth that criminal defense lawyers live to let criminals get away with their crimes. Dean DelCollo and Dade Werb take very seriously charges such as rape, murder, assault, fraud and unlawful possession of drugs or weapons. Ethical criminal defense lawyers are bound by duty to ensure the fairness of a system that pits the liberty and other interests of an individual against the resources and power of the government. It is the responsibility of a dedicated criminal defense attorney to keep integrity within the system by challenging the evidence and demanding procedural fairness.

The Real Role of Criminal Defense Counsel

The authorities have many tools they are allowed to use, and are typically allowed to misrepresent details to see if you will give up information. Sometimes, good people “trip up” and act in a way that doesn’t fit with what the authorities consider innocent behavior. Sometimes, innocent people are incarcerated for crimes they did not commit. Other times, someone may have committed a crime, but the evidence against this person is so weak, being able to convict on this evidence would completely go against the fundamental principles of justice. The system has checks and balances in place to prevent against instances such as these snowballing into systematic abuses of power.

Protection of Legal Rights at Every Stage

The team of criminal defense lawyers at Giordano, DelCollo, Werb & Gagne, LLC can get involved in a case as early as the investigative stage. If you believe you are being investigated for a crime – especially a serious one, attorneys Dean DelCollo and Dade Werb and our criminal defense team are here to advise you how to proceed without compromising your legal interests. In some cases, the authorities may tread more carefully knowing that you are represented by experienced criminal defense attorneys. Prior to trial, an attorney will assess a criminal case and find the most appropriate way to look after your best interests – whether to negotiate a plea deal or to aim for trial at the outset, or whether to waive a preliminary hearing, for example. We will also assist in obtaining the fairest bail conditions, providing the insight and information about your circumstances that the authorities may not have appreciated or realized.

Of course, our criminal defense lawyers negotiate plea deals with prosecutors, and will advise you on what actions you must take to secure the fairest terms. Similarly, at the sentencing stage, if you are convicted, your lawyer will fight for the fairest conditions in light of your situation, circumstances, and any other factors in your favor. At trial, your lawyer tests the State’s evidence and ensures that the trial itself is fair. At appeal, we will weigh the evidence and review how the law was applied, to make sure the trial result is fair.

When the Stakes Are This High

You need competent, capable counsel. At Giordano, DelCollo, Werb & Gagne, LLC, our criminal defense team has invaluable experience gained through more than two decades fighting for defendants’ interests. It is your liberty, your livelihood – your life – that is at stake. You want experience, knowledge, and a good reputation in the legal system backing you up. Call us today to get Dean DelCollo and Dade Werb in your corner.