Theft and shoplifting are serious offenses in Ohio. Conviction can result in imprisonment, fines, or even the seizure of valuable property under asset forfeiture laws.
The prospect of such serious penalties requires the help of a knowledgeable and experienced theft & shoplifting attorney. You need a Law Firm that can successfully challenge the prosecution’s case with a strong and persuasive defense.
The prosecution in a criminal case bears a heavy burden of proving every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt to a unanimous jury. Unfortunately, they are strongly aided in this task by a built-in tendency of most jury members to side with the prosecution from the start; many people simply trust law enforcement and believe that the police would not have arrested a person who was not guilty in the first place. As you are probably aware, however, there are many reasons why this may not be so.
Fortunately, as the accused in a criminal case, you have valuable tools on your side, including the constitutional right to a trial by a fair and impartial jury, and the right to have effective counsel working for your defense.
Attorney Exton uses every strategy and defense available to make sure you are never convicted when the evidence does not support a guilty verdict or where unconstitutional or improper police methods were used in the search, arrest or prosecution of the accused.
State and federal police and prosecutors spend enormous resources in the arrest and prosecution of people suspected of drug offenses, not to mention the seizure of personal assets under state and federal property forfeiture laws.
Drug crimes are dealt with harshly by the courts, and many drug convictions carry lengthy mandatory minimum sentences.
Attorney Exton has powerful knowledge on how to prepare and present a strong case against drug charges in state and federal court. He can help you avoid the most serious consequences that can result from a narcotics conviction.
Exton Law Offices has offices in Traverse City, and Fremont & Toledo, OH and is extensively familiar with the courts and the prosecutors likely to be working on your case.
Sadly, most criminal attorneys take cases in all courts and counties regardless of whether they have any experience practicing there.
It is important that you have the best possible chance at success in your case. If you have a defense attorney working your case who knows exactly what to expect from the prosecuting attorney, your case could greatly benefit.
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Being under investigation or being arrested is a devastating experience for anyone.
It affects your life in many ways.
It can affect your health, your family, your job, your relationships and your peace of mind.
Stress can be a terrible thing and the best way to manage it in a situation involving an investigation or an arrest is to have a good, competent criminal defense lawyer that you trust and believe in.
Often a court appearance is necessary before a bond is set or to reduce the bond.
The only reliable advice you should seek in circumstances relating to an arrest, bonding out, and your case, is from an experienced criminal defense attorney; not from a police officer, federal agent or bondsman.
The only privileged communications you have regarding your case are with your criminal defense attorney.
When you talk with your criminal defense lawyer, be candid and tell the truth.
Attorney Exton has the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare and present a successful defense in cases involving juvenile charges.
Remember that in many cases, law enforcement officials who arrest you may have no knowledge of your case.
They are merely arresting you pursuant to an arrest warrant or based on information given to them by others.
Assume that the arrest will take place and conduct yourself accordingly.
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What to do if you are being investigated or facing arrest from criminal charges? If that unfortunate occurrence happens, the best advice is to be polite and courteous to the police officers. Do not resist.
Give only your name, address and other identifying information. Do not discuss the case with the arresting law enforcement officers and do not try to convince them of your innocence. When officers, agents or marshals arrest you, the arrest will almost always take place regardless of what you say.
Anything you say to them will be written in an official police report and forwarded to the prosecutor for possible use against you.
If you are being investigated, you may learn about it from friends, neighbors, co-workers, or by receipt of grand jury subpoena. As soon as you believe that you are being investigated, do not discuss the case with anyone other than a criminal defense attorney.
Don’t discuss the matter with neighbors, co-workers or the marshals who serve you the subpoena. Try to get copies of any subpoenas or documents and immediately bring them to your criminal defense attorney.
People whom you believe are friendly to you may be forced to be a witness against you. Therefore, anything you may have told them or tell them can be used as evidence against you.
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Everyone is potentially subject to being arrested and charged with committing a criminal offense.
It is for that reason that you should take the time to meet with a top criminal defense attorney now so that you can have the attorney’s name and phone number ready should there ever be a problem.
If the lawyer knows you, he or she is better able to respond.
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