Consequences of a Felony Conviction Require Representation
A felony conviction can result in various forms of incarceration, loss of certain rights, and alter the trajectory of your life forever. These are some of the many reasons it is important to have a lawyer represent you through the process. An experienced attorney will assess all of your options, identify the most important legal issues, and most importantly, fight for you at trial.
Every person charged with a crime is entitled to a zealous defense. Ms. Van Dyke is highly equipped to do just that. Whether it is research, legal writing, investigations, or trial litigation, she has the experience you can count on. When facing a felony crime, you also need someone who is going to be candid with you about your best options. Ms. Van Dyke will offer you the best guidance to make your own best decisions.
Ms. Van Dyke's Experience Can Help You
Ms. Van Dyke has defended hundreds of people through felony negotiations, sentencing, and jury trials. She has a wide range of experience in a variety of felony cases. Penalties in felony cases range from incarceration to fines, but the label as a convicted felon will follow you longer than any sentence.
If you are charged with a felony, it can be difficult to find job, and some states won't even let you vote. A few examples of felony offenses which Ms. Van Dyke has tried to a jury include:
Driving under the influence (DUI)
While the charges in these cases are varied, Ms. Van Dyke always works to protect the rights of her clients before, during, and after trial. If you are convicted of a felony offense, you may brandish that mark on your record for the rest of your life. However, Ms. Van Dyke can also assess if and when you might be eligible to have that record sealed. Learn about this process by scheduling a consultation today.
Do Not Represent Yourself in a Felony
Maybe you think your case is unique, and you can talk to the District Attorney (DA) and judge on your own. Whether or not you have experience with criminal charges or the legal system, it is ill-advised to represent yourself at any stage of a felony case. It is a dangerous gambit with serious consequences for you. Ms. Van Dyke has the requisite knowledge of the laws, rules, and procedures which are necessary to effectively assess, investigate, and litigate your case. She will honestly advise you about the best course of action, even if the options are limited.