Being accused of a crime, or even investigated for involvement in criminal activity, can drastically disrupt your life and potentially change the course of your future. With legal representation from an experienced Washington, DC criminal defense lawyer, you can preserve your rights and your freedom. Our criminal defense attorneys are committed to providing superior legal services and aggressive defense against an array of misdemeanor and felony criminal charges which will give you the confidence you need as you prepare to defend your legal record, and your future.
The sheer vastness of the legal field can be daunting. When it comes to the subset of criminal law, the seemingly endless variety of cases, and potential risks can be frightening for those individuals who find themselves charged with such crimes. Most people have heard of misdemeanor and felony charges, but it can be hard to grasp the immense range of crimes that fall under those two categories, as well as the range of penalties that can result from these charges. If you are looking at your first charge, or this is a subsequent offense, an attorney could investigate your situation and work tirelessly to defend your rights. It is important that you find a well-qualified and dedicated Washington, DC criminal defense attorney. David Benowitz has the experience and knowledge to help fight for your freedom. He is also the only Washington, DC-based criminal defense attorney who has been board-certified as a criminal advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
In Washington, DC the most common criminal charges tend to be either traffic-related charges, such as reckless driving and DUI, or more serious offenses, such as assault, disorderly conduct, and second degree theft, that usually involve drugs or heavy amounts of alcohol. Robberies, sales of narcotics, and homicide are also considered common charges in D.C.
It is important to find a DC criminal defense lawyer as early in your case as possible. Keep in mind the following:
To protect your interests, you need an intelligent, motivated criminal defense team behind you. Defense attorneys understand the urgency of criminal charges and will work diligently to ensure that your rights are preserved at every stage of a criminal proceeding.
Unfortunately, too many people think that hiring a defense attorney will make them appear guilty, perhaps leading authorities to the conclusion that they have something to hide. However, having legal representation from an attorney is not an indication of guilt but rather a constitutional right. If you have been accused of a crime, it is important to remember that you are being prosecuted by experienced lawyers determined to prove your guilt. Defense attorneys not only strive to protect clients from unfair prosecution, they protect the legal rights and interests of defendants from arrest through prosecution and court proceedings.
Washington, DC law enforcement officers build a case against you using the full force of government agencies. Having an experienced attorney on your side will help level the playing field.
David Benowitz and his firm are the best strategic and compassionate teams you will work with. Mr. Benowitz and his team are diligent and proactive, which is further enhanced by David’s methodic and strategic approach to law. My case was a very complicated and emotionally charged case involving classified information, where I was facing three indictments, two carrying life sentences and one carrying 20 years. Mr. Benowitz utilized a network of lawyers coupled with his own strategy to navigate the case to success! I sincerely recommend David Benowitz quite literally with my life.
I found David to be very dedicated to fighting for your loved one’s rights. I also highly appreciated the fact that David kept us informed and empowered throughout the whole process.
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