Criminal Defense Overview
If you have been accused of a crime, then enlisting the help of a McCarthy Lebit criminal defense attorney is crucial to the outcome of your case and your future. Not only are you at risk of the criminal penalties such as imprisonment, fines and more, you also risk losing your reputation and your chance of a successful future.
The criminal defense attorneys at McCarthy Lebit represent individuals and businesses in connection with all criminal matters at the municipal, state, and federal levels. We handle matters from the investigative phase through trial and, if necessary, in appellate courts. We strive to provide our clients with comprehensive representation while remaining accessible. Recognizing the sensitive nature of criminal investigations and prosecutions, we work to establish client relationships based on trust and open communication.
Every criminal case has the potential to change lives permanently. For this reason, a client is best served by seeking counsel as early as possible. At McCarthy Lebit, we represent people facing criminal investigations conducted by the DOJ, FBI, IRS, DEA, SEC, and other federal and state law enforcement agencies. We have successfully represented a variety of clients involved in grand jury proceedings and have helped individuals navigate Fifth Amendment issues. Our goal is to aggressively represent our clients’ interests and avoid prosecution.
Our team of criminal defense attorneys has the skills and experience to handle all criminal matters ranging from misdemeanor offenses to complex felony criminal cases. We are able to protect our clients more fully by utilizing the knowledge and experience of other practice groups within our firm such as domestic relations, employment, and education. When handling white collar cases, our representation is strengthened by our firm’s experience in taxation, banking and finance, business operations, and corporate, commercial and civil litigation. We are able to draw on extensive resources to counter the power of the government when prosecuting criminal cases.
In every case, we work as a team to develop a unique and effective defense. The foundation of every defense rests upon the complete understanding of the law. With that starting point in mind, we closely examine evidence and work to identify weaknesses in the government’s case. Pretrial motion practice often provides a critical part of our strategy, as well as working closely with outside experts. Before resolving a criminal case, we explore all available options to achieve the best result for our client.
People in need of criminal representation often find themselves in some of the most challenging periods of their lives. Our commitment to our clients is to treat every case like it is our own and to assist our clients and their loved ones with navigating the criminal justice system.
- Appellate / Post-Conviction Representation
- Computer Offenses
- Crimes of Violence
- Drug Offenses
- Financial and Tax Crimes
- Firearm / Weapon Offenses
- Juvenile Crimes
- Sex Offenses
- Student Misconduct/Campus Crimes
- OVI and Traffic Offenses
- Theft and Fraud-related Offenses
- White Collar Crimes and Corporate Investigations