Criminal Defense

There are few things more frightening than dealing with the legal system. When facing criminal charges, your career, future, and freedom are all on the line. The best way to protect yourself is to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who can aggressively defend your rights throughout your entire criminal case.

Scott W. Sheen & Associates will work tirelessly to defend your rights and protect your reputation. We are a team of experienced criminal defense lawyers who can provide the representation you need, no matter how big or small your case may be. We will diligently advocate for your dismissal, reduction in charges, or to minimize penalties.

DUI

The potential consequences of your DUI depend on your specific charges, your BAC level, and your prior criminal history.

TRAFFIC

Whether this is your first offense or you have had multiple traffic charges, you can count on our devoted advocacy for your defense.

DRUG CRIME AND POSSESSION

Our drug crime attorneys are committed to doing whatever it takes to protect your freedom and help you avoid conviction.

PROPERTY CRIME

A theft-related crime could lead to years in prison, high fines, court costs, community service, probation, and restitution.

DOMESTIC BATTERY

We will investigate the merits of your conviction if you have been accused of abuse or intimidation by a household member.

AGGRAVATED BATTERY

This charge occurs when a person knowingly causes bodily harm, permanent disability, or disfigurement to another individual.

ORDINANCE VIOLATION

Although not considered criminal matters, local governments can issue fines for violating their municipal ordinances.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION

Disobeying your probation terms can result in a revocation hearing in which you may be sentenced to incarceration.

JUVENILE CRIME

You need an experienced team of criminal defense attorneys that will aggressively defend your minor in the court system.

GUN CRIME, POSSESSION, AND UNLAWFUL USE OF WEAPONS

Our approach to your defense is tailored based on the nature and severity of your alleged weapon or gun crime.

NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR RIGHTS.

Those facing criminal charges are often unaware of their rights. We thoroughly investigate every aspect of your case to ensure that you received fair treatment under the law and that your rights were not violated at any time.

In the course of our investigation, we will closely examine the circumstances of the alleged crime and your subsequent arrest. If we discover any violation of your rights, either in the arrest or in gathering evidence against you, we will take immediate action to pursue your defense.

Misdemeanors

A misdemeanor is considered less severe than a felony offense but can still have significant consequences. However, every misdemeanor charge brings a range of consequences, including the possibility of jail time, probation, fines, and burdensome court costs.

Whether it’s your first arrest or you’ve previously had a brush with the law, a misdemeanor is a frightening experience. Our goal is to provide you the best representation possible to ensure your rights are protected and your life gets back on track.

Felonies

Felonies are the most serious crimes in criminal law, which are punishable by more than one year in prison. Crimes in this category are reserved for violent and illegal offenses that cause harm, physical injury, or death.

A pending felony charge can leave you incarcerated while you wait to clear your name. Our criminal defense attorneys can clarify any confusion you may have about your charge and explain the process from arrest, trial, and beyond.

Bond Reductions

A person’s first instinct after an arrest is to post bail to be immediately released from jail. However, an attorney can file a Bail Bond Reduction Motion and potentially have the bail amount reduced. This can result in significant savings for the accused or their family.

Quashing Warrants

A bench warrant is a judicial order authorizing police to arrest a criminal defendant for defying court orders. Judges typically issue bench warrants if the defendant missed a mandatory court appearance or certain fine payments. Unlike an arrest warrant, a bench warrant can issue at any time throughout a criminal case.

Bench warrants remain active until the judge quashes them. The first step is to file a motion to quash with the proper court to get the warrant removed. This motion asks the judge to hold a hearing about removing the warrant. At the hearing, your criminal defense attorney will ask the judge to quash the warrant. The judge will likely comply unless the defendant has a history of missing court appearances or defying court orders.

We are committed to helping you reach the most favorable possible outcome. If you plead guilty or do not want your case to go to trial, we investigate the possibility of pretrial diversion or second chance programs, and other favorable sentences such as court supervision. We strive for the best outcome on any plea or sentence.

Why Hire an Attorney?

It is in your best interest to obtain legal counsel who concentrates in criminal defense. Let one of our criminal defense lawyers work on your behalf to:

  • Inform you about the law and legal procedures involved in your case and possible outcomes
  • Investigate and obtain all reports and interview witnesses
  • Negotiate a favorable settlement
  • Try your case at a jury trial or bench trial
  • Advise you on the possible outcome of your case based on experience, facts, and the law
  • Speak on your behalf to the State and Judge

It’s vital to consult an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can advise you through this challenging period. Choosing the right attorney can mean the difference between a permanent criminal record and walking out of court, breathing a sigh of relief.

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