Being charged with a crime turns one's life upside down. When people think of criminal charges, their first concern is usually incarceration. But conviction, especially of a serious crime, carries consequences that go far beyond jail time and fines. Convicted criminals can lose their jobs, and have difficulty finding new ones. They may be unable to live where they want, travel freely, or get loans or certain government benefits. Conviction can affect existing relationships and the ability to form new ones. In short, being convicted of a crime can affect every aspect of life for years--sometimes forever.
With so much at stake, it's critical to have a defense attorney who understands how the criminal justice system works. I understand how the system operates and how prosecutors think, because I used to be one!
I believe that for the criminal justice system to be truly just, everyone charged with a crime deserves a solid defense. If a client is innocent, everything possible must be done to prevent a conviction. All defendants have rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution, and the defense attorney is responsible for making sure those rights are preserved. No defendant should be convicted of a crime they didn't commit, pugreater crime than the one committed, punished unfairly, or denied due process.
I also believe that all deserve honesty, respect, and their attorney's best efforts. From my experience as both a defense attorney and a prosecutor, you will know what faces you, so you can make the best decisions. We have helped clients charged with a variety of crimes, including:
James E. Foerstner, Attorney at Law represents clients in the Philadelphia area and throughout Pennsylvania. We invite you to explore the website to learn more about James Foerstner, the firm, or our practice areas, or to contact the firm at (267) 546-1008 or via our online form to schedule a consultation. We look forward to working with you.