Criminal Defense

How quickly you get a lawyer on your side can directly impact the outcome of your case.

Courtroom detailAt this very moment, an astonishing number of people have lost their freedom and are now in prison, jail or on probation because of the phrase “I have nothing to hide.” Ironically, in many cases, they really did have nothing to hide. However, what they didn’t have, was a an experienced lawyer, familiar with police practices, to offer sound legal advice to prevent them from being intimidated, manipulated and/or deceived by a skilled government agent or law enforcement officer. “I have seen this happen far too many well-intentioned people – even people who were 100% innocent of any criminal activity . . . It happens every day in this country and in this State” says Attorney John Howe. In many instances, a person may be a suspect in a criminal matter, but in reality, they are guilty of nothing. Before you return that call from a law enforcement officer or agree to appear at a police department for an “interview”, you should first call a lawyer – even if you were told that you are “not a suspect.” Maybe even more importantly, it is just important to advise the officer or agent that you want to need to speak to an attorney before making any statements.

Criminal Defense Attorney

Experienced attorneys like John Howe, if retained in the early stages of a criminal case, can often influence the prosecutor’s decision of what charges, if any, will be filed. It is also important to have an attorney in your corner who understands how a criminal prosecution will adversely impact your life, as well the lives of those closest to you.

In this information age in which we live, the outcome of a criminal case can adversely affect your life in areas such as your employment, choice of residence and immigration status. It is essential that you have a respected and experienced lawyer working for you. You deserve an attorney who believes Yours is a Fight Worth Fighting.

The Law Offices of John M. Howe represents clients in criminal matters including:

REMEMBER: The police, by law, are allowed to lie to you, and they often will!! What is true though is that anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. In any matter involving law enforcement officers, government agents or prosecutors, you need a lawyer.