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Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense Attorney

Attorney John K. Smerlinski is a criminal defense attorney with more than 30 years of experience in handling all types of criminal defense cases including DUI, drug charges, misdemeanor charges, and felony charges. Over the years Smerlinski Law Office S. C. has been able to secure more than 50 acquittals for clients facing a wide range of charges.

When facing criminal charges of any kind it is important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you through the process in order to minimize the impact that the charges will have on your life. Listed below are just some of the most common criminal defense cases that Smerlinski Law Office works on.

DUI, OWI, DWI, Drunk Driving

DUI, OWI, DWI, or Drunk Driving, no matter what you call it, the prospect of an arrest from law enforcement for an alcohol related offense is usually a very intimidating experience. Most often knowing the penalties you are facing and how to handle them may help to minimize the impact on your lifestyle. Most people think that a DUI or PAC violation is like a traffic ticket and is no big deal. However, that is not the case.

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Drug Charges

With drug crimes you need to be prepared for anything. In drug crimes like most other charged criminal offenses, you need to understand the reason and motivation for the drug crime you will be charged with in order to defend against them.

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Misdemeanor Charges

Since the punishment for misdemeanor offenses carry significant jail and or prison time, it is always a good idea to know the possible penalties for misdemeanor charges pending against you and determine a strategy on how you will deal with the charges.

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Felony Charges

It is critical that anyone who is charged with a felony offense consult a criminal defense attorney before attending any scheduled initial appearance or hearing.  A failure to be represented initially by an experienced criminal defense attorney could lead to loss of freedom if bond conditions are not handled properly.

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