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DUI / DWAI DEFENSE

DUI charges are serious and need to be treated as such. Aside from the possibility of facing jail consequences, you will face penalties that may also involve losing your driving privilege for an extensive period of time. A conviction can also have collateral consequences that can cause problems for years to come. Some are under the impression that these charges will be easy to handle in court and will choose to pursue representing themselves. The truth is that each DUI/DWAI case has two separate aspects that will need to be managed- criminal and administrative.

The Criminal Aspect of your case with the Blanco Law Office mean Ms. Blanco will review the evidence in your case including any breathalyzer or blood results (your blood alcohol content or BAC), police reports, roadside sobriety maneuvers and witness statements. In addition we will look into the reliability of the machine which scored your results to make sure the State has maintained the machine appropriately. Each of our clients are unique and the negotiations we engage in are tailored to fit your specific needs. Our negotiations with the District Attorney have often provided our clients with the ability to have the charges dismissed through deferred sentences (a deferred sentence can only be gained through negotiation with the District Attorney and cannot be given to you by the presiding Judge or Magistrate). We will lead you through the options that are available to you and help you make educated decisions. We never accept any offers without consulting with you and invest our time to help you make the best decisions by providing you with the education and information you need to make the best decision for you. We are dedicated to protecting your rights at every step of the proceedings as well as developing your best defense.

The Administration Aspect means Ms. Blanco will assist you with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Depending on your history and the facts of your case we can help you understand what your options are. We are sensitive to the fact that a plea to a DUI or a DWAI can impact your ability to drive and we will advise you on what can be done to minimize the damage to your driving privilege. Loss of license and continued driving can lead to additional criminal charges of Driving Under Revocation and carries mandatory jail sentences. We want to help you limit the consequences on your license.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI or DWAI please call us immediately so we can help you. The decisions you make can make a huge difference- the first decision is your choice in legal assistance. Come in for a consultation at no cost to you and let us help answer any of your questions or concerns.

 

 

 

 

 

DRUG DEFENSE

From our experience, many of our clients who are facing drug charges have an underlying addiction, substance abuse problem or health problems that are causing them to self-medicate. We work hard to help our clients address these problems and pursue treatment to aid them through this difficult time. The most important priority is our client's health and safety. Though over the years recreational drug use has become more common, it is important to remember that it is illegal and the ramifications of drug related charges can be huge.

Drug charges carry with them significant penalties depending on the facts of your specific case as well as the particular charge the government is alleging you committed. You need to keep a few things in mind. First, any drug related conviction can have a significant impact on your life. For example, students may not qualify for student financial aid after pleading guilty to even the most minor of drug offenses. In addition, some charges carry hefty prison sentences with them. An experienced attorney can help you understand where on the spectrum your case falls. Second, drug charges can fall into enhanced ranges depending on the facts of the case. It is important to consult with an experienced attorney who can help you make educated decisions regarding your case and strategizing to help you develop the best defense. Finally, some drug related charges can impact your driver's license.

Whether you are charged with a petty offense, a misdemeanor or a felony, we encourage you to come into the office for a free consultation and learn more about the impact a drug related conviction can have on your life. We want to help you with your case so please call to set an appointment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEFENSE

When you are charged with a crime involving domestic violence the sentencing can be serious and have long standing consequences you may not be anticipating at this time. For example, your privilege to carry a firearm may be taken away after pleading to a charge involving domestic violence. In addition, many who are charged are facing the potential consequence of going to jail. A counseling program developed specifically for domestic violence cases is usually a mandatory portion of a sentence involving domestic violence.

We are here to listen. Usually there is more to these cases than what can be found in a police report. We are here to listen to what happened and help you explain it to the government. We are here to protect your rights and put forth the best defense possible to help you through this time.

Many times a no contact order or a restraining order may have been put in place preventing you and your loved ones from being re-united. Ms. Blanco can help you address the no contact order or restraining order should you want to try and lift it or modify it.

Whether you are charged with harassment, assault, or criminal mischief with domestic violence please call us and we will set up an initial consultation at no charge to you so you can at the very least seek some peace of mind during this difficult time. We want to help you through this time so you do not have to go through this alone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISDEMEANOR DEFENSE

Misdemeanor cases encompass many different categories of crimes. The most common cases include:

Harassment
Third Degree Assault
Theft
Criminal Mischief
Violation of a Protection Order
Possession of Marijuana Less than 8 Ounces

The lowest level of misdemeanor sill carries the potential of 6 months in jail and the more serious offenses can carry up to one and a half years. A misdemeanor, depending on the charge, can effect your ability to apply for student loans and in addition will need to be reported as a conviction on job applications. The effects of a plea could be longer lasting than you are anticipating.

We know the consequences are serious and this case will have a huge impact on your life. That is why we take care of your case and strive to produce the best results for you that we can. We want to help you by listening to your case and tailoring the best defense for your case. Call us today and take advantage of our free consultation so we can answer any of your question and address all of your concerns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FELONY DEFENSE

A felony on your record can be devastating and a felony case should never be handled without the expertise of a criminal defense attorney. You have many rights from the moment you are speaking with law enforcement until the moment you step into court. The sooner you contact an attorney the better. An attorney can help you protect your rights. Information that is divulged at the onset of your case can have an impact on the outcome of your case. It is imperative you consult with an attorney as soon as possible.

Matters of importance can be time sensitive in your case. We are prepared to be there with you from beginning to end. For example, your bond will be set at the very beginning of your case and may provide you an opportunity to be in the community during the course of your case. This means you may be able to see your loved ones as well as continue working during the course of your case. You will want to convey information that is pertinent to the setting of your bond without providing information about your case that could be harmful to your defense. An attorney from this very early stage can help you. An attorney is skilled and versed to know what information is relevant and helpful to your defense at each stage of the process.

A felony sentence will always carry with it the potential of a prison sentence. The amount of time is sensitive to factors that are unique to your case and the charges being alleged against you. Some felony charges carry mandatory prison sentences and having the expertise of a criminal defense attorney can prevent you from making life altering decisions in the dark. Though there are alternatives to prison sentences, there are many different programs that are available. Knowing what options are out there will help you make an educated decision and make the decision that is best for you. It is always our goal to provide you the strongest and best defense. We want to protect your rights at every stage because we know every stage is critical.

Do not wait to call us- our consultations are free to you and give you an opportunity to meet with us in person and discuss the specifics of your case. We want to help you with your case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUVENILE

If your being charged with a crime that is alleged to have occurred when you are under 18 (regardless of whether it is a misdemeanor or felony) then the government may have charged you in juvenile court. You should be wary of the long ranging effects this charge will have - you may want to apply for college and have to disclose the adjudication (this will not be a conviction if it is in juvenile court), you may be relying on student loans and no longer qualify for them if you plead to certain types of cases, or you may have to disclose this information during a job application.

Juvenile court is a very specialized area of law. The legal terminology, the sentences, the probationary programs are all unique to juveniles and the best protection for a juvenile being charged is to have an attorney who is experienced in working in juvenile court.

If you are charged with a serious crime (usually a crime of violence) the District Attorney alone has the option of whether to move your case to the adult court system. Even as a juvenile you are facing adult consequences that are fixed to your adult criminal history. Now more than ever you need specialized in juvenile law and sensitive to the alternatives that are available to juveniles caught in the adult system.

Ms. Blanco is an experienced criminal defense attorney who previously prosecuted cases in juvenile court and is able and qualified to handle cases involving juveniles. Come in and speak with her about your case- the consultation is free and may help you have a better understanding of what your rights are and what you can expect during the course of a juvenile case. We want to help you with your case - call us and set up your appointment today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRIAL

The Blanco Law Office is backed by the experience and expertise it takes to deliver case altering results. We offer our services in all areas of criminal law - from traffic matters to misdemeanors to felonies. With extensive trial experience on all kinds of criminal charges, we have earned a reputation for ourselves and can handle any kind of criminal case with confidence.

Our firm is dedicated to providing you assistance from the moment your case begins through the conclusion of your case- you can call on us anytime you have questions or concerns. We want to help you.

Before you make the decision to go to trial, call on us. We would welcome you to consult with us at no charge. It is a time to weigh out all possible options and a time to strategize and prepare your defense. In addition there may be different trial options available to you at this time (court or jury trial). Do no wait because trial preparation is something that should be done meticulously leaving no stone unturned and will take time to adequately prepare.

If you have already made the decision to go to trial, time is of the essence. We want to help you- give us a call.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROBATION VIOLATION

If you are on probation the government may want to revoke your probation for a number of reasons. Those reasons can include new law violations or not completing court ordered requirements in a timely fashion. If you are found to be in violation you can face an open sentence before the Judge and may be exposed to jail or prison penalties.

Before you make any admissions of denials you can benefit from having an attorney help you with your case. Though an attorney will not be able to undo the original plea of guilty you made in your case, an attorney can help you shape the outcome of your case. You are entitled to a hearing where the government would have to prove their allegations before the Judge. Or perhaps your case will be better served to engage in active negotiation with the District Attorney to take advantage of any agreements or concessions they would be willing to make. Your case is unique and your defense is unique.

Come in and take advantage of a free consultation where Ms. Blanco can help tailor and fit a defense that is right for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BENCH WARRANT

A bench warrant means the judge has asked for your immediate arrest should law enforcement make contact with you. The bench warrant is issued due to a failure to appear for court or they can be issued for someone who is being accused of committing a crime.

Sometimes you may not realize that you have a bench warrant until you are arrested. On the other hand, perhaps like many others you are afraid of being arrested and taken to jail so you are avoiding addressing the bench warrant. Regardless, missing court can have an impact on the resolution of your case. It may also have an impact on your driving privilege. Contacting an attorney can often times help you avoid additional penalties and sometimes may even help you avoid being arrested at all.

We want you to take a pro-active stance in clearing up this matter but we want to equip you with the knowledge and education to help you make a good decision at this time.If you are in need of legal advice because of an existing bench warrant, call us and speak to Ms. Blanco directly to answer your questions and alleviate your concerns. We want to help you get this matter resolved so you can move on with your life without the worry and stress of this bench warrant.