The American justice system is one of the best in the world, but that doesn't mean it always works perfectly. The system exists to protect the public, but in the effort to protect the community, people charged with crimes may be treated unfairly. The only thing standing between a criminal defendant and an unjust result is a strong, experienced Kansas criminal defense attorney.
No one sets out to be charged with a crime, but it happens—through an error in judgment, an impulsive action, or a mistake on the part of the police or prosecutor. However you come to be charged with a crime, swift and decisive action is necessary to prevent conviction.
The consequences of a Kansas criminal conviction can impact every aspect of your life. Fines, court costs, and the risk of incarceration are well-known outcomes of conviction. Depending on the nature of the crime, a defendant may also risk loss of employment; loss of driving privileges; public reporting of personal information, including address, photos, and details of the crime; loss of government benefits; limited personal freedom; permanent damage to reputation, and more.
The attorneys at Schwartz & Park, L.L.P. represent clients on a variety of felony and misdemeanor matters in Northwest Kansas municipal and district courts, including:
For most people, being charged with a crime is unfamiliar and frightening territory. The process is stressful not just for the defendant, but for his or her whole family. At Schwartz & Park, L.L.P., we understand that, and we make it a priority to be accessible to answer questions and offer reassurance. Having a good advocate to explain what's happening and offer support makes the legal process less intimidating for everyone involved.
Our experience as former prosecutors gives us knowledge of the local courts and familiarity with the tactics of police and prosecutors. We protect our clients' rights at every step of the legal process, and work tirelessly to resolve their criminal matters as quickly and favorably as possible. Our goals are to help our clients get back to their lives and to protect their future.
If you are facing criminal charges in Hays or anywhere in Northwest Kansas, you cannot trust that the matter will resolve itself, even if you are entirely innocent. Your freedom and so much more is at stake; you need to enlist experienced attorneys for your defense as early in the process as possible. We invite you to contact Schwartz & Park, L.L.P. online or by phone at (785) 625-0024. We look forward to working with you.