Dealing with the police and the criminal justice system can be very intimidating. If you are faced with criminal charges, we can help to advise you through the criminal court process and protect your rights. We maintain strict client confidentiality, ensuring that all discussions and information shared are protected. Cantwell Law Firm handles all types of criminal defense matters.
- Drug Possession
- Traffic Violations
- Assault and Battery
- Felonies & Misdemeanors
We meet with clients to discuss their cases, gather relevant information, and assess the strengths and weaknesses of the defense.
We conduct thorough research on relevant laws, statutes, and precedents to develop a strong defense strategy. We review evidence, interview witnesses, and gather supporting documentation to build a case.
We advise our clients on the potential consequences, options, and possible outcomes of their cases. We explain the legal procedures, rights, and available defenses to help clients make informed decisions.
In many cases, we negotiate with prosecutors to secure plea bargains for our clients. We may seek reduced charges or penalties in exchange for a guilty plea or cooperation.
We represent our clients in various court proceedings, including arraignments, bail hearings, pretrial motions, and trials. We present arguments, cross-examine witnesses, and challenge the prosecution's evidence to protect our clients' rights and interests.
When a case goes to trial, we prepare a strong defense strategy. We examine the evidence, select and prepare witnesses, and develop persuasive arguments to challenge the prosecution's case.
In jury trials, we participate in the selection process to ensure a fair and impartial jury. We use our knowledge and experience to identify potential biases or prejudices among prospective jurors.
If a client is found guilty, we advocate for fair and reasonable sentencing. Often, we present mitigating factors, such as the defendant's character, background, or circumstances, to hopefully influence the judge's sentencing decision.
We also handle appeals if our clients wish to challenge a conviction or sentence. In doing so, we review trial records, identify legal errors, and present arguments to appellate courts.