St. Thomas Criminal Defense Attorney
Facing criminal charges can greatly impact your life. A criminal conviction – and even the charge itself – could affect your future career and the ability to get a job or housing. Everyone makes mistakes. At ChancoSchiffer Law, LLC, we believe in the power of a great criminal defense attorney to help defendants protect their rights. We can help you fight for different charges, lighter sentencing, or even total case dismissal using proven defense strategies. We will make sure you receive the undivided attention you deserve. Contact us today at (340) 201-4667 for a free review.
Why Choose Us?
- We commit to resolving complicated criminal defense cases while keeping our clients’ best interests in mind.
- We have years of experience successfully representing criminal defendants throughout the Virgin Islands.
- We will provide one-on-one client care throughout the legal process, keeping you informed on the status of your case at all times.
Criminal Defense Cases We Accept
Our firm has handled a variety of criminal defense cases. Each case and client is unique in their own ways. Some of the cases we have taken involved drug violations, since possessing even a small amount of any drug can be a felony in the Virgin Islands. We have also represented clients in driving under the influence cases. This is a crime that can come with penalties like jail time, fines, and driver’s license revocation.
You may be facing serious consequences if involved in a violent crime such as kidnapping, domestic violence, rape, or aggravated assault. Our attorneys can represent you during arraignments and hearings in these serious cases. If the state has charged you with any nonviolent crime (including larceny, extortion, and embezzlement), we may be able to help you prevent it from impacting your record. Other criminal cases we accept include arson, assault, insurance fraud, bribery, burglary, money laundering, credit card fraud, harassment, and theft. We represent clients throughout the Virgin Islands area.
Achieving Criminal Case Dismissal
The courts may dismiss a criminal case if the prosecution has insufficient evidence to prove the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If the case goes to trial, a defense lawyer can file a pretrial motion against illegally collected evidence. Should this motion pass, the prosecutor may have to drop charges due to insufficient evidence. Other strategies may also be available to defendants to convince the courts to drop the case. Many factors can affect the dismissal of a case. It is up to the defense to hire a lawyer, build up his/her side, and win the case.
What to Do After Receiving Criminal Charges
If the police have arrested you or the District Attorney has charged you with a crime, you have the right to remain silent. We recommend using this right to only communicate with your criminal defense lawyer. You have the right to have an attorney present during any interrogations or questioning by the police. Upon arrest, you will have to go through a booking process. This will involve the police fingerprinting you and taking a mug shot. Then, you will receive a phone call. Use this call to contact ChancoSchiffer Law, LLC at (340) 201-4667. Your defense lawyer will then help you negotiate and potentially reduce the charges against you.
When to Call a Defense Lawyer
A lawyer can significantly help your situation if you are facing criminal charges in the Virgin Islands. A lawyer will help discuss your rights throughout the case, from the arrest to a possible conviction. Your criminal defense lawyer will explain the charges against you, as well as potential defense strategies or available plea bargains. Your lawyer will also explain the processes you will have to go through to deal with your charges.
Your attorney may be able to help you negotiate a satisfactory plea bargain with the courts. This can either reduce your penalties or even dismiss some charges. Since an attorney will have experience in the system, he or she will have significant negotiating power. Your lawyer will try to lessen your punishment, reduce a felony to a misdemeanor, or ask for probation instead of jail time. A criminal defense lawyer can also collect evidence and take witness statements to build the case in your favor.
Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one is facing any type of criminal charge in the Virgin Islands, contact ChancoSchiffer Law, LLC at (340) 201-4667. We may be able to help you avoid a conviction, prevent jail time, or fight back against wrongful or unjust charges. We offer free, no-obligation consultations regarding your case.
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All three attorneys are graduates from the Trial Lawyers College.
We will never stop working until we get the best possible outcome for our clients.
Our firm takes on a small caseload to ensure that your case receives the attention that it deserves.
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Our firm offers free consultations. It is important to us that we have the opportunity to get to know our clients in order to obtain the best result.
At ChancoSchiffer Law, LLC, our attorneys have over four decades of combined legal experience.