What Cases Do Criminal Lawyers Deal With?

If you are facing serious criminal charges, you want to find a defense lawyer who has extensive experience with cases like yours. Criminal convictions of all kinds tend to have serious ramifications for your life and livelihood. Because of the seriousness of these charges, it’s important to choose an experienced lawyer who will fight the charges against you, and who will work to  minimize the penalties in the event of a conviction.

The criminal defense lawyers at McPhillips, Fitzgerald & Cullum handle many types of criminal cases, including:

  • Drug possession
  • Drug manufacture
  • Intent to sell illicit drugs
  • Burglary
  • Assault
  • Domestic abuse
  • Arson
  • Theft
  • Violation of probation
  • Traffic violations
  • Sexual abuse
  • Rape
  • Sex offenses
  • Kidnapping
  • Murder
  • Prostitution
  • Harassment
  • Conspiracy
  • Check fraud

If you don’t see your arrest or charges listed here, that doesn’t necessarily mean we don’t handle it. Please contact our firm to see if we can help with your case. 

As the person facing the arrest and charges, you probably already know how serious the situation is. If convicted, criminal charges tend to have a big impact on a person’s life, with potential consequences including:

  • Fees and fines
  • Jail time
  • Prison sentence
  • Criminal record
  • Probation
  • Community service hours
  • Mandatory therapy
  • Mandatory treatment for drug or alcohol abuse
  • Driver’s license suspension or revocation
  • Temporary or permanent loss of rights, such as the right to own a firearm or vote in an election

There can also be very real social and professional ramifications for people who receive criminal convictions. It can be difficult to get the same types of jobs you held before, and you may face judgement and criticism from friends and family members. Our attorneys understand just how serious a criminal arrest is, and we work tirelessly to obtain the best possible results for you.

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges in Florida or New York, our experienced attorneys are ready to review the case and let you know what your options are for building a strong defense. To learn more, please contact our law firm. Call us in New York, at 518-792-1174; or in Florida, at 305-751-8556.


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