The Bruce Firm believe that the approach the firm take in our cases sets us apart from many of the other law firms who practice in the same field. Our firm regularly takes on large, high profile criminal cases that may frighten away less-qualified criminal defense lawyers. Prosecutors are not looking out for your best interest following an arrest. If arrested for a minor crime, the system is geared toward conviction. That can lead to a plunge in your quality of life. Even a minor criminal conviction can affect your ability to get a job, housing or benefits. For an immigrant, a criminal conviction can lead to deportation. We assume that every case we take will need to go to trial from the beginning and continue to do so until the case is concluded. If you or someone you love is in a high-stakes criminal battle and the results are critical, your only choice is to seek representation from The Bruce Firm.
"If arrested for a minor crime, the system is geared toward conviction. That can lead to a plunge in your quality of life."
“I was involved in a serious domestic battery charge. I was at risk of losing my professional license and possibly my job. Attorney Bruce was diligent and understanding of the law well. Attorney Bruce spent countless hours working with the prosecutor’s office and very determined to save my professional license. He was able to lower the charges to a petty charge of disorderly conduct and keep my license. I cannot thank him enough. He is highly recommended.”
-The Bruce Firm Client
“Christopher Bruce! Thanks for all the hard work on my case. I thought I did not have a chance but because of you, I could feel at ease again. You did an excellent job and I am more than pleased with the outcome. If anyone needs a criminal attorney I will be sure to send them your way!”
- The Bruce Firm Client
Q: Do I need a lawyer if I intend to plead guilty?
Q: Should I hire an attorney for minor charges?
A: Absolutely. Even if you intend to plead guilty to your charges, it is imperative that you speak with an attorney. In some cases, your lawyer may be able to negotiate a lesser charge or lighter sentence. If you attempt to represent yourself, you could end up facing much stiffer penalties. For this reason, you should not hesitate to invoke your right to legal counsel as soon as you have been arrested. You should also avoid admitting guilt until you have explored all of your legal options.
A: Unfortunately, many people make the mistake of thinking that their charges are "minor." Even if you have been charged with a misdemeanor offense, the consequences of a conviction could follow you around for the rest of your life. For this reason, you should always take the time to learn more about your charges and the defense options that are available to you. Our firm has helped countless individuals to reduce the impact of a criminal conviction, and we stand ready to fight for you.
Q: When should I contact a criminal lawyer?
A: As soon as you have been arrested and detained by a law enforcement officer, they are required by law to tell you that you have the right to remain silent and that you have the right to an attorney. Although both of these rights should be exercised immediately, you should waste no time in contacting a legal professional. In doing so, you may be able to gain a clearer understanding of what steps to take next and then start on devising a viable defense strategy. The sooner you take action in the interest of your defense, the better off you will be. What is also important to understand is that choosing the right attorney is just as crucial to the outcome of your case.
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