Your Lawyer Is Your Defender Against the State

Criminal Law is the name given to that branch of law that governs an individual’s relationship to the state. It includes the definitions of criminal offenses, which are established by Congress and by the state legislature. A main purpose of criminal law is to set forth the punishment for committing criminal offenses.

The term “criminal law” also encompasses the rights of an accused, and the criminal process in general. This process includes but is not limited to arrest, arraignment, grand juries, pleas, discovery, pretrial hearings, trials, jury selection, evidence, motions, and post-trial remedies.

In order to prove any crime, no matter how serious, the prosecutor must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the accused committed a guilty act (actus reus), with a guilty mind (mens rea).

It therefore is important for your rights that the prosecution is held strictly to the standards and expectations of the law. That’s why you need a skilled, experienced and aggressive trial lawyer on your side!

Passage through the criminal justice system can be an intimidating, confusing and frightening process. So, whether you are charged with a misdemeanor, felony, drug charge, crime of violence, fraud, homicide, complicated conspiracy case or just a first time traffic offense, your attorneys at Parker, Pallett, Slezak & Russell will take the time to guide you through the legal process.

We will patiently explain the procedures, possible consequences, and available legal options in your case. We will fight for you in and out of the courtroom.


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