Being arrested or charged with a crime and indicted, can mean months–possibly years–of untiring efforts and time-consuming court appearances, and cost possibly vast sums of money, to extricate yourself from the coils of the law. Living through the Criminal Law Process is a nightmare.
The Blanch Law Firm provides thorough criminal defense at all stages of a case–from government investigation and arrest through prosecution and trial–for clients charged with every type of felony and/or misdemeanor. Using a proactive, aggressive approach, our seasoned and thorough attorneys provide expert counsel at every step, including:
■Bail Hearing Advocacy
■Pre-trial Suppression Hearings
■Thorough Trial Preparation
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Criminal Law Process
The Blanch Law Firm has earned a top-notch reputation helping clients who have had a brush with the law deal with the Criminal Justice System. We will explain the many constitutional rights that attach when you face prosecution on a criminal charge, including the right to a jury, the right to remain silent, the right not to take the witness stand in your defense, and legal standards required for conviction of a crime, among others.
If a case is taken up early enough in the Criminal Law Process, our expert attorneys stand a better chance of getting charges dropped or dismissed before trial. Experienced investigators, they can guide you through government inquiries, such as those conducted by the FBI, DEA, IRS, or your local police departments. We will explain risks, contact investigators, and deal with prosecutors to learn the reason for–and focus of–the investigation. Refer investigators to our attorneys and eliminate the possibility that something you say or do will be used against you.
If you’ve been arrested, don’t hesitate to obtain aggressive criminal defense by calling The Blanch Law Firm. Anything (and everything) you might say or do will impact the ultimate disposition of your case. Having our experienced attorneys handle your matter from the get-go can mean the difference between conviction or acquittal. In many cases, our seasoned, thorough attorneys have obtained Dismissals of Larceny Charges prior to trial.
Immediately after arrest, you have the right to counsel. As soon as you ask for a lawyer, the police must stop all questioning. At an arraignment (formal notice of criminal charges against you), you may have to post a bond to ensure your return to court. If you can’t meet the bail requirement (cash payment) you will continue to be held by the police. Our attorneys can be of the utmost help to you at this stage, having demonstrated consistently the ability to modify a judge’s initial position on bail.
Our seasoned attorneys–former prosecutors–have experience working both sides of the criminal litigation bar. Knowing all the “tricks of trade”, they provide dedicated and aggressive criminal defense at the post-arrest stage for clients facing any felony or misdemeanor charge.
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If the penalty for conviction on the charge you face exceeds six months in prison, you are entitled to a jury trial. Most felonies fall in this category and while some misdemeanors also do, it is rare in practice that a misdemeanor will result in a jury trial. Almost all misdemeanors are handled by bench trials, meaning that the judge also sits as the jury, or fact-finder, to reach a verdict.
■Larceny means a wrongful taking of property (Penal Law Article 155.05). It can be a felony or misdemeanor depending on the value of property unlawfully taken.
■Grand Larceny is simply committing the same crime on a large scale. Thus, Grand larceny is a function of the value of stolen property: if the amount exceeds $1 million, it’s Grand Larceny in the First Degree; if the amount is more than $50,000.00 but less than $1 million, it’s Grand Larceny in the Second Degree; if the amount exceeds $3,000.00 but less than $50,000.00, it’s Grand Larceny in the Third Degree; and if the amount exceeds S1,000.00 but less than $3,000.00, or the property consists of credit cards, it’s Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree.
■Petit or Misdemeanor Larceny means unlawfully taking property of lesser value, usually a minor amount of money (Penal Law Article 155.25).
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