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    • Why did you choose a career in criminal Law?

      Before I went to law school I worked at a law firm, delivering paperwork to other offices and researching title for real estate transactions. One of the attorneys took on a case defending Joe (not his real name) on a charge of robbery from a motel. The firm was not one that typically took on criminal cases, but for some reason, they took Joe's.

      I was intrigued and convinced by the boss to let me work the case: finding and interviewing potential witnesses, serving subpoenas, and discussing the defense as he developed it. I got to watch the trial and was hooked from there - I never wanted to do anything other than try cases in court. 

    • What sets you apart from other criminal defense attorneys?
      Bailiffs and court reporters, prosecutors, police officers, and sheriff's deputies have hired me to represent their loved ones. These are the people who see all local trial lawyers in their element, and they place their trust in me. While I am honored anytime someone recommends me to their friends and families, I believe these specific referrals showcase exactly how well I do my job.
    • How does your experience benefit your clients?
      I have over 11 years of legal experience in criminal law, both as a defense attorney and as a former prosecutor. Experience allows me to predict opportunities and pitfalls in your case. Knowing the personalities involved (Judges, prosecutors, officers, etc.) lets me share that intelligence with you so that you can have better ideas of what to do next.
    • How do you prepare for a difficult case?
      I strive to remove all assumptions from my brain when I first get involved. I try to understand exactly what the prosecutor thinks happened and exactly what the prosecutor can prove. By gathering as much information as I can about what is available to the prosecution - and what isn't - I can then satisfy myself with research on potential legal defenses. I then move on to the most rewarding portion of trial preparation: developing factual defenses. To truly understand the risks and potential rewards of trial, every bit of "lawyer" needs to exit my brain. I become Andy the Juror instead of Andy the Lawyer. When I can see the case for what it is and hear the argument without a word of legalese, I know how best to proceed.
    • What motivates you to be the best lawyer you can be?
      There is no substitute for a hug from someone's mother, who is on her way from the courthouse to the jail to pick up her child and then hug him for the first time in months. Words cannot describe the feeling of walking out of court and checking my text messages, to see a photograph of my client with his little baby in his arms, coupled with words of thanks from his family for keeping or getting him home.