There is no substitute for experience, passion, and creativity when defending... more
There is no substitute for experience, passion, and creativity when defending someone charged with a crime. Nowhere are the stakes higher than when a person's constitutional rights and freedom are placed in jeopardy by the government charging anyone with a criminal offense. Whether you are facing your first criminal charge or have a prior criminal record, navigating the criminal justice syst... view profile
For more than 30 years Ken Chackes has been representing individuals whose legal... more
For more than 30 years Ken Chackes has been representing individuals whose legal rights have been violated. Ken’s current practice is focused on sexual abuse law, employment law, and disability rights. SEXUAL ABUSE – Ken has represented over 100 individuals who have been sexually abused, mostly as children, by priests, other clergy, or family members. EMPLOYMENT – He represents employees in a... view profile
A violent crime occurs when a person uses (or threatens to use) violence to harm another person, including rape, assault, and murder. The penalties for violent crimes are stiff; conviction almost always carries substantial jail time. If you are accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney with experience defending others in that particular crime, one who will understand how to best defend you based on your facts and circumstances. Sometimes the government will offer a “plea bargain,” meaning they will drop or lower the charges if you agree to a lesser crime. A violent crime lawyer will be able to evaluate the government's case and the terms of the bargain to suggest how to proceed in your best interests.
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