It is my aim to provide you with an intelligent evaluation of your case and an aggressive defense. All too often, the prosecutor/government acts as though they have all the cards and treat an accused as some sort of low-level human being. In contrast, I deal with each person who seeks my legal assistance as a unique person with unique needs and circumstance.
It is always my goal to fight for my client and to hold the government to its burden of proof - beyond a reasonable doubt - with lawfully obtained evidence.
The client must repeatedly be reminded - you are innocent. Only proof beyond a reasonable doubt at trial can remove that presumption from you. I love the opportunity to represent "the little guy" against the specter and power of the government and to protect a person's liberty.
When the government has filed criminal charges against you, it is trying to take your liberty away from you. They are trying to put you in jail, or at best, probation, which also represents a restriction on your liberty. As an attorney and a person, I treat every day my client might go to jail as serious.
When charges are filed, the government usually believes it has all the cards, that they are going to steamroll the accused, and obtain a sentence from the judge that it wants. It is my job to show the government there are problems with its case that could result in an acquittal or greatly reduced charges and therefore a much lower sentence or even no sentence at all.
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|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Allegheny County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|USA vs. G.K.||Three Years Probation|
|Commonwealth vs. W. B.||Life Sentence Instead of the Death Penalty|
|Commonwealth vs. W.K.||Charges Dismissed|
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|Duquesne University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1974|
|University of Notre Dame||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1971|