Felony Defense

Since 1979, the lawyers in our firm have represented hundreds of people charged with serious felonies — murder, rape, robbery, and drug distribution, to name just a few.  These are cases where the stakes are high — you or your loved one is facing what could be a long prison sentence.  You are facing the possibility of losing your right to vote or to carry a firearm.  A conviction on a felony is potentially a life-changing — and maybe a life-ruining — event.  You need a lawyer with experience in handling these cases.  Since 1979, we have represented more than 100 people charged with murder, including more than 30 charged with capital murder.  We have developed a great deal of experience with issues that come up in murder cases:

  • Self-defense
  • Insanity and other mental health defenses, such as the so-called “battered spouse” syndrome or post-traumatic stress disorder
  • DNA, blood spatter analysis and forensic evidence
  • Lesser-included offenses, such as manslaughter

Our attorneys have lectured frequently on topics arising in the defense of these cases.  We have taught seminars and classes to other lawyers and law students on these issues.   If you or a loved one is facing a serious felony, call us.  Let’s see if we can help.  434-293-8185.