Hi, I’m Peter Greenspun. I want to talk to you for a minute just about what to do if you’re charged with a serious traffic or criminal offense.

One of the first things to do is not to panic. Don’t think the worst. The thing to do is to contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Greenspun Shapiro and we’ll be able to take care of you. It is really, really important that you understand the process, the first steps in the criminal justice system. It’s all really daunting. Just try to take a breath, call a lawyer, and make sure you understand what is going on.

We would hope that you would not talk further to the police if you have. If you haven’t, don’t. Give us a call and we’ll start to work through the process from the early stages.

Criminal cases are really difficult. That’s whether they’re routine or they’re of the most serious nature. That’s from traffic offenses to capital murder. That’s from state court to federal court. And what we need to do is to really use imagination and understand where the prosecutors come from, what’s in your best interest. We need to look at the case, just like a judge would look at it, or jurors would look at it. So we have to use an approach that is really comprehensive so that we have a full understanding of the charges, the defense, and how to proceed.

We’re really proud of how we can help our clients be guided through the mental health, employment, substance abuse, processes. Should you be doing community service work? Should you engage in programs? What stability needs to be built into your circumstances so that we can present the best picture for a judge down the road who is going to impose sentence.

Representation in a criminal case requires good communication between our attorneys at Greenspun Shapiro, and you. You have to understand the process and what you’re confronted with, and we have to understand your needs, your goals, and how to get the very best result in any criminal case, whether it’s somewhat routine, or of the most serious nature.