If you have been arrested, charged with a crime, or you have learned or suspect you are under investigation related to a possible criminal offense, it is critical that you secure advice from an experienced criminal defense attorney. At Markette & Chouinard, P.C., we have represented hundreds of clients dealing with criminal issues, and we understand the permanent impact even a minor offense can have on your life. We also understand the sensitive nature of criminal issues and that once charged, an individual facing criminal charges is often subjected to unfair negative attention in the news and on social media, guilty or not.
At Markette & Chouinard, P.C. we are here to help you, not judge you. In criminal matters, as in any legal matter, we take our duty to keep information confidential we receive from clients and potential clients very seriously. In dealing with criminal issues, it is our goal to get involved early and, if possible, resolve potential criminal matters as quickly and discretely as possible. If resolution is not possible, we are also here to aggressively defend your rights at trial whether you face charges in city, county, state or federal court.
Initial consultations for criminal matters are free and a variety of payment options are available depending on the circumstances and the nature of the charges or potential charges you or a loved one is facing.
Fees in criminal matters are based on our prevailing standard rates. In some instances, a retainer may be required depending on the scope of services requested and other factors which may unique to a particular client and circumstances.