Expertise

Felonies.  Certain felonies carry mandatory minimum sentences or offender registry requirements. A surprising number of felony and misdemeanor offenses can also affectyour privilege to drive.  Jim understands these issues and has represented clients facing all major felony charges including allegations of drug offenses, sex crimes, theft and fraud.  Jim has also represented clients charge with serious violent crimes including aggravated assault, robbery, and other charges.  When you are facing a criminal charge you absolutely must consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect yourself.  Experience counts.

Drug charges.  Drug charges carry a risk of jail time and in some instances, forfeiture implications that can cause you to lose your car or other property.  A drug conviction canalso affect your driving privileges.  Yet, drug cases present several legal issues that an aggressive and skillful defense attorney can use to effectively fight the case.  The laws relating to searches and seizures evolve constantly and Jim closely monitors the state of the law in this area.  These cases are serious and should be handled aggressively.  Call Jimtoday to see how he can help you fight any drug charge you may face.

Misdemeanors.  Jim has represented hundreds of clients who have been charged withassault and batteryfamily violence, temporary protective order violations, criminal trespassand disorderly conduct.  He has also represented clients on every traffic offense, including DUI.

DUI Cases.  A DUI charge is a very serious matter and can have a devastating effect on you and your family.  A conviction for DUI can affect your employment, your insurance rates, or your ability to travel in some instances.

Jim has handled hundreds of DUI cases.  As a prosecutor Jim worked as the DUI Court Prosecutor and during that time wrote a training manual on DUI cases and then trained other attorneys how to prosecute DUI charges.  Additionally, Jim lectured annually at the police training academy on DUI law.  

As a result of his years of experience in this area Jim has great record of challenging DUIcases.  If you are facing a DUI charge you need to retain experienced counsel right away to help you fight the case and do all that you can to avoid the stigma attached to a DUI charge. 

Importantly, if you have been arrested for a DUI you must take certain legal steps within 10 business days of your arrest to protect your ability to drive.  The arresting officer may have submitted paperwork that will result in your license being suspended unless you file an appeal within 10 business days of your arrest.  This is frequently referred to as the 10-day rule, or you may hear others speak about the “10-day letter.”  This appeal is very important and you should call Jim right away in order that he may get the appeal filed for you to protect your ability to continue driving while we fight the case together.

Marijuana Cases.  If you have been charged with possessing less than an ounce of marijuana you need to mount an aggressive defense to the charge since any conviction could affect your ability to continue driving.  We are confident in our ability to resolve your case in a way that protects your ability to drive.

Theft and Fraud Cases.  Allegations of theft or fraud have a particularly long lasting impact on a person’s ability to keep or find employment.  If you have been charged with any theft offense you absolutely need to fight the charge to protect your future.  We will aggressively challenge any charge against you and will do everything to protect your legal rights and resolve the case in your favor.

Juvenile Law.  Juvenile law is a special area of the law and there are many opportunitiesfor a favorable resolution to allegations criminal conduct.  I have a great deal of experience working with the juvenile court and can help you get a great resolution to your case.