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Being charged with a crime at any level (municipal, state or federal) is a frightening experience, and with good reason. The outcome of a criminal case can mean the difference between freedom and incarceration for months or years to come. A criminal conviction will leave you with a criminal record that can complicate your life in ways you cannot yet anticipate. It is worth your while to put up a fight in your own defense after you have been charged with a crime. Many people who never expected to find themselves in trouble with the law are blindsided with legal issues and practical complications after an arrest alleging a crime such as:
- Assault and battery involving friends or strangers, or domestic abuse involving domestic partners or close family members
- Drunk driving (first-offense or repeat DUI offense) or drug possession or distribution
Under Investigation? Already Arrested?
Whether you suspect that you are being targeted in a law enforcement investigation or have already been arrested, you are strongly encouraged to contact a capable defense lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner you have an advocate dedicated to defending you in the face of criminal charges, the better your chances are for a favorable outcome. If criminal charges have not yet been filed, a skilled lawyer may be able to prevent them from occurring at all.
Your Lawyer Can Make A Large Difference
Remember that no criminal defense attorney can promise a specific case outcome. However, a defense lawyer with a track record of success can inspire confidence in a defendant and put prosecutors on notice. Prosecutors generally respect the testimony of a defense attorney with a record of honest, ethical defense of the accused.
You Should Be Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty
Attorneys Kent Balduchi and Elizabeth Varnon of Balduchi Law Office, PC, in Des Moines remind clients as well as prosecutors that an accused person is to be considered innocent until proven guilty. The prosecution may claim to have convincing evidence against you — but can they prove it? The burden of proof is on the government (municipal, state or federal) prosecutor to demonstrate convincingly without room for doubt that the person who has been charged did, in fact, commit the crimes as charged.
Once the criminal justice process gets underway, the jury that will hear arguments can be critical in determining your eventual freedom or imprisonment. Mr. Balduchi and Ms. Varnon are on the alert throughout the selection of a jury. They often raise objections that result in elimination of potential jurors who might not be suitable to evaluate a case fairly.
Des Moines criminal defense lawyer Kent Balduchi has a long history of rescuing people from dangerous situations. As a former firefighter and paramedic for the city of Des Moines, he learned long ago to identify and confront critical factors in an emergency. This skill is as relevant to your legal emergency as it is to the case of a building on fire. If a Des Moines criminal defense lawyer from Balduchi Law Office, PC, is on your side, you can count on your attorney’s concerted efforts to mitigate or minimize the damage to your life and freedom in the face of criminal charges against you.
Contact An Experienced And Confident Des Moines Criminal Law Lawyer
Ultimately, Balduchi Law Office, PC, aims to protect your rights and your freedom if you have been charged with a crime or are under investigation. Call 515-954-3586 or toll free at 800-405-7921, or email the law offices through this website to schedule a consultation and learn how this Iowa criminal defense law firm can help you.