Criminal Law

Being accused of a crime is only the start of what can be a long, harrowing journey into an uncertain future. Facing the possibility of a conviction, jail time, and living with a permanent record is a frightening thought, and the importance of having a skilled criminal attorney on your side cannot be stressed enough. An experienced defense attorney will understand what evidence the government must present for you to be found guilty, what rights you are entitled to under the law, and how best to navigate a sometimes complex system of justice to ensure that you are treated fairly by the court and prosecution.

With over 100 years of combined experience the attorneys at Tavss Fletcher have a long and proven track record of carefully and compassionately guiding their clients through the minefield of criminal accusation and prosecution. If you or someone you love has been accused of a violent crime or sexual offense, or of drug possession, drug trafficking, white collar crime, weapons charge, traffic offense, or juvenile offense, the lawyers at Tavss Fletcher are here to help.

Violent Crimes

The consequences of a violent crime conviction can be very severe. A conviction can mean time behind bars for decades, or even the rest of your life. With the stakes this high, should you or someone you love be accused of committing a violent crime, it is imperative that you contact an attorney immediately. When you do so, be sure that you are given the opportunity to speak personally with an attorney who has a proven track record of aggressively defending and winning violent crime cases. Whether you are a first time offender, a repeat offender, or someone who has been wrongly accused of a violent crime, Tavss Fletcher can help you.

The attorneys at Tavss Fletcher have extensive experience defending persons accused of aggravated assault, armed house invasion, armed robbery, arson, assault with a deadly weapon, carjacking, domestic violence, child abuse, assault and battery, assault with a deadly weapon, extortion, felony weapons charges, homicide, rape, kidnapping, manslaughter, premeditated murder, vehicular manslaughter and more. Don’t gamble with your future. Contact the law offices of Tavss Fletcher today or anytime you need help.

Sexual Offenses

The mere accusation of a sexual offense can have a devastating impact on one’s life. Convictions often bring extensive jail time, and almost always result in being required to register as a sexual offender for the rest of your life, which could impact your ability to live and work where you desire. Even if you are not convicted of a sexual offense, the accusation and resulting investigation can wreak havoc on your life, damaging your career and reputation.

The lawyers at Tavss Fletcher have the experience and knowledge to help you if you have been accused of rape, aggravated sexual battery, taking indecent liberties, possession or distribution of child pornography, date rape, statutory rape, forcible sodomy, and associated sexual offenses. If you need help, contact us at Tavss Fletcher to find out how we can put our experience to work for you.

Drug Possession and Drug Trafficking

If you’ve been accused of drug possession or drug trafficking, you may be worried about what the future holds for you. Will you have to serve a lengthy jail sentence? How will your future job prospects be affected if you end up with a permanent record? What steps can you take to protect your future?

The attorneys at Tavss Fletcher have the knowledge and skill necessary to help you answer these questions and more. Please contact our law office as soon as possible if you are facing drug charges, including possession, distribution or possession with intent to distribute marijuana, powder or crack cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines (meth) or ecstasy, and illegal possession or possession with intent to distribute prescription drugs like OxyContin, Oxycodone, or Percocet.

White Collar Crime

As soon as you become the target of a white collar crime investigation, or if you are labeled a so called “person of interest,” it is important to assure that your rights are being protected, and that you obtain legal advice immediately. The attorneys at Tavss Fletcher will be there to assist you throughout the investigation, and if you are formally charged and prosecuted, will be prepared to provide you with the strongest defense possible. Since merely being investigated for a white collar crime can affect your standing in the community and your career, it is imperative that you secure the services of a quality law firm as soon as possible.

White collar crimes can take many forms, and include embezzlement, bank fraud, computer fraud, mail fraud, insurance fraud, false statements , bribery, theft of services , misappropriation, credit card crimes, racketeering, currency schemes, extortion, counterfeiting, forgery, and perjury. If you have been accused of a white collar crime or if you’re being investigated for one, please contact Tavss Fletcher immediately to discuss your best course of action.

Weapons Charges

Many weapons charges carry mandatory minimum sentences. This means that a conviction, even of a first time offender, will result in an active jail sentence. If you own a gun, make sure that you learn when, where and how you may legally carry your firearm, and if you do get in trouble, call the lawyers at Tavss Fletcher before trying to go it alone. The consequences of not hiring a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney if you have a weapons charge could severely impact the rest of your life.

Weapons charges can take many forms, including carrying a concealed weapon like a handgun, knife, or even a box cutter, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, use of a firearm in the commission of certain crimes, and possession of a firearm while in possession of drugs. If you or someone close to you is charged with a weapons offense, take it seriously and call the experienced attorneys at Tavss Fletcher.

Traffic Offenses

Many are surprised to learn that some traffic violations are in fact criminal offenses. Traffic offenses carry not only fines, but also can result in revocation of your license, or even jail time. If you’ve been accused of a traffic offense, prompt action is important to determine what the potential consequences of a conviction are, and whether a criminal defense attorney can help you.

Some of the more serious traffic offenses include, reckless driving, driving on a revoked or suspended license, drag racing, eluding a police officer, driving under the influence (DUI), underage drinking and driving, leaving the scene of an accident (hit and run) and failure to appear in court for any of the above offenses. Don’t face a traffic offense charge alone—contact Tavss Fletcher today to put its criminal defense experience to work for you.

Juvenile Offenses

Juvenile crimes can begin as a foolish teenage prank or dare that spirals out of control and ends up with criminal charges that can impact the rest of a child’s life. If your child has been charged with a juvenile crime, hiring the right criminal defense attorney can make all the difference. The lawyers at Tavss Fletcher will work with you and your child to avoid a conviction if possible, and if not, to help ensure a result which gives your child the best chance for a successful future.

Tavss Fletcher can work with you and your child on a variety of juvenile offenses, including robbery, shoplifting, petty larceny, grand larceny, drug possession, distribution or possession with intent to distribute drugs, reckless driving and other traffic offenses, underage possession of alcohol , driving under the influence of alcohol, felonious and simple assault and battery charges, firearm charges, sex offenses, and internet crimes.

Please contact Tavss Fletcher today for an evaluation of your criminal offense case, and see how we can put our extensive experience to work for you to protect your present--and your future.

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