Before a client retains our law firm, one or more partners, will meet with a client and fully discuss the facts of the case with the client. While no Criminal Defense Law Firm can ever promise a client a particular result, we will often be able to give a client our initial impression of how we would defend his or her case using our team approach. We do however represent and guarantee that we will do everything ethically, morally and professionally available to ensure the best result for our clients.
When retained to assist a client we work with a variety of investigators to fully investigate the facts of a client’s case. At Babbit, Mitchell & Ogle, we firmly believe that an exhaustive investigation by a quality investigator is often indispensable. A thorough investigation is often the difference between a guilty verdict and a not-guilty verdict or a non-favorable plea agreement and a favorable plea agreement. Or if prior to charges being filed, we can use these same efforts to attempt to avoid or mitigate charges. During this investigative time, we will also seek to obtain the evidence that will be used in any prosecution. We will diligently review a case to determine whether any issues are present that would require the suppression of evidence or the dismissal of the case for legal or procedural reasons and to determine if our client’s rights were violated.
Communication is critical to effective representation and good results for our clients. During all stages of the representation, we stay in close contact with our clients and return phone calls promptly. We recognize that effective legal representation also includes a lawyer’s role as a counselor and adviser especially when a client has had no experience with the legal system. In the end, whether it be a lengthy jury trial, the negotiation of a favorable plea agreement or a complicated appeal, the client will know that they have a dedicated team representing his interests.
Our firm has represented persons targeted for prosecution prior to the filing of formal charges in an effort to prevent such charges from being occurring. Our lawyers have represented a significant number of business executives charged with complicated white collar fraud crimes, individuals charged with sexual assualt cases, as well as numerous individuals charged with murder & violent crimes and child pornography cases.