If you have been accused or charged with a felony in Federal or State Court; whether it is a Violent Crime, a Crime involving Drugs, a White Collar Crime, or a Crime involving Theft; please do not hesitate to contact us immediately. Early intervention in criminal matters, specifically felonies, has helped us achieve some outstanding results, and will be pivotal to the outcome of your case. The Law Office of Desmond Kolke has years of experience providing criminal defense to the residents in the area.
A violent crime occurs when a person intentionally threatens, attempts, or actually inflicts physical harm on another. The seriousness of the injuries to the victim(s), whether or not guns or other weapons were used and/or whether or not the accused has a criminal record will alter the crime’s seriousness.
Violent crimes can result in very serious convictions and punishment, and require an aggressive defense by an experienced trial lawyer. A violent criminal charge must be taken extremely seriously and defended vigorously. You generally only get one chance to defend yourself from such a charge, and the consequences will dramatically affect the rest of your life.
Drugs are related to crime through the effects they have on the user’s behavior and by generating violence and other illegal activity. Most directly, it is a crime to possess drugs classified as having a potential for abuse (such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and amphetamines).
It takes an attorney with the confidence and know-how to deal with Prosecutorial Authorities when it comes to defending individuals against drug criminal charges. If you have been accused or charged with such a crime, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately. Early intervention in criminal matters, specifically drug offenses, has helped us achieve some outstanding results, and will be pivotal to the outcome of your case.
White collar crimes are accusations that a business person, an entrepreneur, a public official, or a professional has committed a crime through deception, as opposed to street crimes which tend to involve force (i.e., violent crimes). Although white collar criminal charges are usually brought against individuals, corporations may also be subject to sanctions for these types of offenses.
Depending on whether Federal or State law has been violated, white collar crimes can be prosecuted at the Federal or State level. Penalties vary, but in some cases can result in large fines, home detention, community confinement, costs of prosecution, forfeitures, restitution, supervised release, and imprisonment.
In the wake of the Enron/Arthur Anderson scandal, was the introduction of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, mandating the separation of auditing and consulting businesses in an attempt to restore public confidence in the investment market. The Act creates a number of new Federal crimes (i.e., document destruction and tampering, securities fraud, certification of false financial statements, and attempt and conspiracy), many of which apply to both public and private companies, their directors, officers, and employees. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act also significantly enhances penalties applicable to a host of existing white collar crimes.
Accusations of Theft are among the most common criminal charges in America and affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of people every year. The penalties for a conviction of Theft can be severe and often depend on the value of the property that is stolen. They can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies and can often involve the harshest prison sentences of any type of crime. In addition to the threat of criminal prosecution, someone accused of a theft crime can also be sued by the owner of the stolen property in civil court.
An accusation of Theft must be vigorously defended. This is not the time to rely on or be tempted by a plea bargain because it appears to be quick and easy. The consequences of a conviction go beyond the punishment and can greatly limit your options for employment and even housing. Even the mere accusation of a theft can have a damaging effect on your personal and professional reputation. You cannot put a price on trust.
Whether you are charged with a Sex Offense or a Theft, it is your freedom and your future that is at stake and needs to be protected. You have the right to have counsel who will be unrelenting in pursuit of that freedom.
I have been representing individuals under investigation or charged with crimes for the past 20 years. I believe that you have a right to compelling and tough representation when faced with the serious consequences of a conviction.
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