Brockport Criminal Defense Attorney
Legal Representation for Criminal Charges in Western New York
King Law provides quality representation to criminal defendants and suspects. If you’ve been arrested, or if the police suspect you of involvement in a crime, you need our services. We have experienced Brockport criminal defense lawyers who have helped clients accused of all sorts of crimes, from minor infractions to some of the most violent crimes on the law books.
We have built our legal reputation on open personal communication, legal expertise, and a passionate commitment to protecting our client’s constitutional rights. Our reputation in the community is shown by the selection of our founder, Robert King, to the list of Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 5 years—an honor extended to only 2.5% of all New York attorneys.
Do You Need Our Services?
Some people wrongly assume they don’t need a lawyer because they haven’t been arrested. But King Law can provide vital representation to anyone who has caught the eye of the police. Even if the police haven’t questioned you, scheduling a free consultation can put your mind at ease.
New York allows the state to charge people for aiding and abetting crimes if they shield a suspect, hid stolen goods, or drive someone to or from a crime scene. If convicted, you could face time in jail just as if you had committed the crime yourself. It is better to be armed with the legal information you need now than to scramble to hire someone later.
Criminal defense is not like other areas of law. Someone might be a great business attorney but not have the first clue about how to defend someone accused of a crime. Our Brockport criminal defense attorneys have experience with misdemeanors and felonies and can immediately get to work protecting your liberty.
Any criminal conviction has negative consequences, but some people wrongly believe that avoiding jail is the sole priority. In reality, other penalties can be just as severe.
For example, any conviction will show up in a criminal record which is very hard to keep private. With only a few clicks of a mouse, even a stranger can find your criminal history on the Internet. Most employers and landlords now request permission to perform a background check, and they will reject applicants for even old convictions.
Other penalties, including fines, can make it hard for a person to get re-established once they leave jail. Felons can lose important civil rights, including the right to vote. New York will also prohibit convicted felons from possessing a firearm. Getting these vital civil rights back is not as easy as many people hope.
How a Brockport Criminal Defense Attorney Protects Your Rights
Someone facing criminal charges might be tempted to simply accept the services of a public defender. We think this is a serious mistake. There are many excellent public defenders. Unfortunately, they rarely can dedicate themselves fully to their clients. Instead, they might be juggling hundreds of cases at one time.
King Law is different. We only take cases we believe in, and we don’t get overextended. Instead, we dedicate ourselves full time to our client’s case. We provide comprehensive criminal defense to our clients.
We Can Investigate the Crime
The prosecution stands or falls based on evidence. For this reason, we must fully understand the facts of any case, and we perform our own investigations.
We Can Raise Technical Defenses
Many laws restrict how the police investigate crimes and how prosecutors charge them. We use these rules to our client’s advantage.
Technical defenses are things like:
- Suppressing evidence because it was illegally obtained
- Suppressing a witness identification due to an unduly suggestive photo array or lineup
- Preventing the introduction of unduly prejudicial “guilty by association” evidence
- Seeking dismissal due to defects in the charging documents
If we are successful, we can put pressure on the prosecutor to drop charges. For example, it is much harder to obtain a drug conviction if the prosecutor can’t introduce the bag of drugs. These technical issues often matter on appeal, and we raise them in the correct way to preserve them for appellate review.
We Can Negotiate a Plea Deal
Some cases can be resolved to our client’s satisfaction with a plea deal. There are certain advantages to a plea. For one, we can often get a charge reduced, which will lessen the penalties. For another, there are few guarantees at trial. If convicted by a jury, a defendant could face the maximum number of years in jail, so settling for a reduced charge might be the most sensible option.
At King Law, our Brockport criminal defense attorney always considers a plea deal as a possible solution. We thoroughly discuss with our clients whether we think it is a good deal to take, but ultimately the choice is theirs.
We Can Defend You at Trial
Our investigation and motions build to this moment—the criminal defense trial. Our trial strategy will depend on the facts we have uncovered along the way. In some cases, we might shine a light on the holes in the prosecution’s case. For other defendants, we might present a compelling case to show why they are innocent.
Our trial experience is deep. Collectively, our attorneys have tried 75 cases before a jury. This experience allows us to approach each case with the confidence that we can select an open-minded jury and present evidence to them in a way that is compelling.
Speak with One of Our Brockport Criminal Defense Attorneys Today
If the police have contacted you, there is no time to lose. At King Law, we can immediately represent you in your dealings with the police and protect your right to fair treatment throughout the process. Our lawyers can represent you in bail hearings and strive to keep you out of jail as you await a trial date. Contact us today, (585) 270-8882, to schedule a free consultation where you can ask any questions and find out more about how we help.
Criminal Defense FAQs
No One Read Me My Miranda Rights; Does This Matter?
With every case, there are certain factors that may determine the overall outcome of your case. If you were not read your rights, there are a few things that the firm will look at: Did you make an incriminating statement? Were you interrogated while in police custody? If so, the statement may be kept out of court. In some situations, not being read your rights can act in your favor, but it is important that you speak with an attorney first.
The Police Didn’t Have a Search Warrant; Can They Still Use Evidence They Find?
Maybe not. The law regarding unreasonable searches and seizures is complex. Generally, police need a search warrant before they can search your home or person, but there are many exceptions. And a person can always consent to have their property searched. If you own a home with your spouse, for example, he or she can give permission, perhaps unwittingly. We closely analyze the facts of any search and bring appropriate motions to get evidence suppressed if we believe the police violated your Constitutional rights.
How Long Will The Criminal Process Take?
Each case is unique to the individuals involved, and an attorney can help you determine how long your particular situation may take. Scheduling is left up to the judge, and the court system can be slow. The average life of a case can be anywhere from six to nine months, with some exceptions. Working with a lawyer can help ensure that you have all proper paperwork completed on time and ensure that process is as streamlined as possible.
Why Should I Retain King Law for My Criminal Case?
At King Law, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands with our Rochester, NY criminal defense attorney. Several years ago we started having a “second chair” or second lawyer on our most serious cases. We had some great results working together. The simple fact is there are hundreds of decisions made by a criminal defense lawyer during a criminal case. Nobody gets every decision correct. We found that the second lawyer improved decision-making. There was also the benefit of discussing strategic decisions with another lawyer. About a year ago we decided to put two lawyers on every single case. Our results have been outstanding. Two educated lawyers have meant better results, but also better service for our clients. There is always a second person to take a phone call or discuss strategy.
Don’t Take Our Word For It
Hear Directly From Our Past Clients
“If you want the best then Robert King is your man.”
“Mr. King changed the trajectory of our lives for the better vs. what could have been a terrible outcome.”
“He got an unbelievably great verdict in an impossible situation!”
No case is too complex for Attorney King. Some of our results include:
Assault in the First Degree – Dismissed
Aggravated DWI with .37 BAC – Reduced to a fine
Rape in the First Degree – Dismissed
Harassment & Child Endangerment – Dismissed
Possession of Heroin & Cocaine – Dismissed
Contact a Rochester Criminal Defense Attorney at King Law to Protect Your Rights
Are you considering speaking with a criminal defense attorney regarding your case? Now is the time to contact King Law and retain the representation of an aggressive and highly experienced lawyer. The firm can investigate every element of your case to ensure that your rights were never infringed upon during the arrest or investigation.