You are presumed to be innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The burden of proof is always on the government. And if you have been charged with a crime, you need solid legal representation by a lawyer who knows his way around the courthouse. Someone who wants to help you and not judge you. Whatever your situation may be, you are entitled to be treated fairly and with respect.
I have been handling the defense of criminal cases for over 35 years and have been asked the following question hundreds of times: “How can you represent a person who is obviously guilty of a crime?” It is an easy question to answer.
As a lawyer, it is my ethical duty to do everything possible to assure my client that he or she is treated fairly by the criminal justice system. Prosecutors and Judges, as well as Defense Attorneys, must adhere to the laws which impact on anyone accused of a crime, and effective assistance of legal counsel is not only necessary, but guaranteed by the United States Constitution.
My job as a defense attorney is not to decide whether my client is innocent or guilty. I’m not the judge or jury. My responsibility is to see to it that he or she gets a fair shake. By using every legal means possible to achieve the best result for my client, I am honoring the legal system to which I have dedicated most of my life.