Charged with A Crime? Avoid the "Jack of All Trades" Attorney

Posted On April 16, 2010 by Daniel Koewler

It is becoming harder and harder for an attorney - any attorney - to successfully represent clients as a "general practitioner.| Some areas of law, especially criminal law, simply demand that quality attorneys specialize in their practice in order to be successful and effective.

We continue to see the problems that occur when an otherwise competent attorney chooses to dabble in criminal defense work. A client will hire the |family attorney| or a general practitioner to represent them in their criminal case, only to find out that this otherwise great attorney did a terrible job protecting their interests.

The Supreme Court recently issued a decision highlighting these problems. In Padilla v. Kentucky, the Court recognized that every criminal defense attorney also needs to understand the intricate interplay between the criminal law and other areas (civil law, immigration law, and family law to name a few), or else their clients will simply be |left to the mercies of incompetent counsel.|

That's why we focus solely on criminal defense; it's the only way to ensure that we can provide the best possible representation for our clients. If you're charged with a crime, you don't just need an attorney who understands the rules of evidence or can name every judge in the county; you need an attorney who knows how your case will affect your driver's license, your job, or your immigration status. You need an attorney who knows if a conviction will result in enhanced penalties, restriction on your right to own a firearm, the need to register with the state, or even your deportation. Without a fully qualified and experienced defense attorney, you run the terrible risk of not only being punished far more severely than you deserve, but of being punished far more severely â?? and in more ways â?? than you even expected.

At Ramsay Law Firm, we defend those who have been accused of committing a crime. We practice no other area of law. We've taken an oath to zealously represent our clients, and we take that oath very seriously. That means making sure that we understand all of the |collateral consequences| that go along with a criminal charge or a criminal conviction. Because we are on the cutting edge of criminal defense, we're in the best position to advise our clients of all their options, to fully litigate all their defenses . . . and make sure that we get the best results possible.

If you've been charged with a crime, contact Ramsay Law Firm. We're fully committed to defending our clients as completely as is humanly possible - it's how we get results.

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