If you have been accused of or charged with a criminal offense, you need a criminal defense lawyer with years of experience in state and federal courts. Serious accusations can change your life forever if you are found guilty. You could be facing a ruined reputation, jail time, or even capital punishment. This is no time to take a chance on a lawyer who doesn’t have the resources to defend you properly.
We do whatever it takes to guarantee you’re rights are protected and that you are aggressively defended. Using our network of resources and connections, we push and fight for those who were charged with detrimental crimes in order to prove their innocence and clear their name.
Being accused of killing another human being is one of the most serious allegations you can face. It is both an overwhelming and frightening experience. If convicted, you could be facing life in prison or even worse, capital punishment. You need a lawyer who is experienced in dealing with homicide cases and has the patience and determination to fight for you. READ MORE
Among some of the most serious, sex crimes have the ability to impact your entire life if convicted. They can leave a person with a social stigma that haunts them. The implications involved could include having to register in your neighborhood as a sex offender, restricted from being around minors, and loosing your job or having a hard time finding employment. It’s difficult enough to find employment with a clean record. It will be nearly impossible with a sex crime felony. Sex offenders are plagued with this label for the rest of their lives. READ MORE
The experience of being charged with a DUI or OVI is stressful and frustrating. You may feel powerless against the police as if you have no rights. This is not true. You do not have to plead guilty. There may be defense strategies we can use even if you took the breath test or were arrested at a DUI checkpoint. READ MORE
One of the most troubling aspects of domestic violence cases is that family and loved ones are usually involved and affected. In the “heat of the moment” things can be miscommunicated or misinterpreted and it can take a while to uncover the truth of what really happened. The best way to assure your innocence is to have an exceptional lawyer who is dedicated to fighting for your rights and defending you aggressively. READ MORE
Keith Godward & Munyer Attorneys at law have successfully represented individual’s accused of various drug offenses. We have the resources and experience to guarantee you receive the best representation in a court of law. The direction your case goes depends on the unique facts of your situation. We will work with you and guide you each step of the way during the legal process. READ MORE
The U.S Federal Legislation enforces federal crimes instead of the State you reside in. Because Federal Court rules and procedures are significantly different from State Court, it’s important to have an attorney with experience in Federal Court. These cases can be more difficult and complicated because of the Federal laws involved and virtually unlimited resources the United States Attorney’s Office has at their disposal. Additionally, federal prosecutors usually have a higher level of training and knowledge than prosecuting attorneys on the state level. READ MORE
Having your child accused of a crime can be heart breaking and cause turmoil in the family. Many of the rules, procedures, and defense strategies in juvenile court are different than adult court. There is no right to a jury trial and no right to bail. You need an experienced, compassionate lawyer who is familiar with juvenile offenses to represent your case. Normally, juveniles under 18 are tried as minors. However, in more serious accusations, such as murder or rape, they maybe tried as an adult. READ MORE
If you are accused of probation violation, our number one priority is to keep you out of jail. We will attempt to persuade the judge to release you from jail while your case is pending by filing a motion for a bond hearing. The prosecutors have to prove the violation of probation or violation of deferred adjudication. In some cases, we can motivate them to give you a second chance and keep the terms and conditions of your probation the same. READ MORE
Theft is defined as the dishonest taking of property belonging to another person with the intention of depriving the owner permanently of its possession. The severity of a theft charge depends on the value of the property taken, as well as the situation surrounding the theft, such as if a weapon was used and if the individual already has a criminal record. READ MORE
Whether this is your first time traffic offense, or you have multiple violations, we will guide you through the legal process. Our attorneys have dealt with all common traffic violations and know how to operate based around the unique facts of your situation. We will deliver facts to the courts and determine the best course of action to execute the most positive results. READ MORE
Burglary/robbery is a federal offense and can have serious consequences. It is a felony to enter a house, business, or vehicle with the intent of committing a theft. Many times robbery and burglary charges are coupled with other offenses such as a weapon charge and assault or battery. This will increase the penalties you face.
Property owners may press charges and demand restitution, and a conviction could end in prison time, a permanent record, and harm your future employment. READ MORE
White-collar crimes are usually non-violent crimes committed in commercial situations for financial gain. The term white-collar crime has been given to “a person of respectability and high social status within the course of his/her occupation”. Many accused of white-collar crimes are first time offenders. Only 7% of fraud perpetrators have prior convictions. Many are driven to white-collar crimes in the workplace because they are having financial difficulties. The federal government regulates white-collar crimes, and they are considered a federal offense. READ MORE
Internet Sex Crimes are unique cases because there is usually an electronic trail of evidence and documentation available via IP address, chat rooms, or email history. However, this trail does not automatically prove guilt, because other people may have had access to your computer and email account. READ MORE
A bench warrant is an arrest warrant issued after an individual has failed to appear for a court date or disobeys a subpoena to testify in a case. It gives law enforcement the authority to arrest you and bring you to court. Contempt of court is the willful disregard of a court order and is what initiated the bench warrant to be filed. It can have severe penalties of jail time and fines; therefore it’s important to have legal counsel protecting your rights when dealing with a bench warrant. READ MORE
Expunge means to destroy, delete, and erase a criminal record so it is permanently irretrievable. It is helpful if your criminal record is holding you back from securing employment or student loans. Expungement gives you a second chance to have fresh start with a clean record. READ MORE
We work with our clients to get the full story and dig to uncover inconsistencies in the prosecutor’s argument. Building a strong case based on facts, we strategically plan the timing and execution of proven techniques in order to successfully combat your case in court.
Contact Keith Godward & Munyer today to discuss your rights and what you need to do in order to protect yourself going forward. We guarantee to dedicate 100% of our time and resources to winning your case.