Working with a Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a crime, it is extremely important to contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. You have a limited amount of time to build your defense before your case goes to trial, so contacting an attorney immediately gives you the best chance of building a strong defense.
Criminal defense attorneys handle many different types of cases, so you will get the benefit of your attorney’s knowledge and experience working in the criminal justice system. At the Law Offices of Richard A. Beshwate, Jr., we handle all criminal matters, including all Federal and State charges.
Many prosecutors and judges are tough on people accused of drug crimes. As a result, a conviction for this type of offense often comes with a harsh sentence. If a law enforcement officer sees you using drugs, or you are searched after a traffic stop or arrest for another offense, you may be charged with drug possession or possession of drug paraphernalia. People caught with large quantities of drugs may be charged with drug distribution or trafficking, which are serious offenses. Hiring a criminal defense attorney gives you the best chance of winning your case or convincing the prosecutor to charge you with a lesser offense.
Theft and Fraud
Homicide & Murder
Richard A. Beshwate, Jr., Attorney at Law, has successfully handled many of the Valley’s largest criminal trials, including several capital homicide cases, special circumstance murder cases, gang killings, and death penalty matters.
Assault & Battery
White Collar Crimes
A white collar crime is typically committed for financial gain. Examples include tax evasion, embezzlement, and money laundering. Depending on the amount of money involved, the penalties for a conviction can be quite serious. It is important to retain a criminal defense attorney quickly because any mistake you make early on can strengthen the prosecutor’s case and make it more likely you will be convicted. Protect yourself by hiring an attorney who has experience defending people accused of white-collar crimes.
There are many other types of criminal charges, from arson to kidnapping. If you are charged with a crime, the best way to protect yourself is to hire a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney will gather evidence, talk to witnesses, review case reports, and do everything possible to improve your chances of a positive outcome.