The police are incredibly aggressive when gathering evidence to charge you with a crime. They will use everything at their disposal and will even attempt to trick you into giving up your own constitutional rights. When the police show up, your first line of defense should be silence and a lawyer.
Too many cases get lost in the cracks at large law firms. Their attorneys might be new hires fresh out of law school or an experienced attorney too jaded to care, but I take personal care of your case from the moment you contact me all the way to the resolution.
It might feel like the world is crashing down on your shoulders when you need to hire a lawyer. I take the weight off of you and put your mind at ease.
When you’re facing a charge, chances are you just want your life back to how it was before you needed a lawyer. My main goal in resolving cases is to make life normal again, if not better.
Just because an attorney recommends one path of execution for your case doesn’t necessarily mean that’s what is right for you. That is why I always go the extra mile to listen to what you have to say in order to truly understand your situation and where you might be coming from.
A lawyer who doesn’t understand the needs of his client is a lawyer who is not truly capable of helping him to the fullest extent possible. Unfortunately, there are too many lawyers like that out there who only serve their best interests. That’s why I make an effort to actually get to know you rather than just move the chains.
If you’re facing bankruptcy, there isn’t a good cookie-cutter approach that works for everyone. Each person has different assets and debts owed, and payment plans can be personally tailored to best meet individual needs. If your lawyer doesn’t realize that, then you could end up worse off than you were before.
The same principle applies to criminal defense. If your lawyer recommends a plea bargain right off the bat without actually assessing the details or police work, you run the risk of getting a criminal record when you might otherwise have been proven innocent. There is no room for lawyers who don’t care.
How soon you can buy a home after filing for bankruptcy is largely dependent on which type you file for, but generally takes a few years. If you foreclose on a home, you will probably have to wait seven years before you can apply for loans again, but with careful planning and execution, it can be done.
The biggest issue with financing a car after going bankrupt — as is the case for most things — will be the increased interest rate. A loan can still be acquired after filing for bankruptcy, but it might take a bit of looking and researching.
It’s no secret that filing for bankruptcy destroys your credit, but just because something breaks doesn’t mean it can’t be rebuilt. Building back credit is a skill and with careful planning and management, you can get your credit back on track.
I cover all of Wichita and the surrounding metro area from Mulvane to Mt. Hope.
Even if you’re in El Dorado, I have your back. You’re just a short trip up the highway.
Newton is easily accessible with a quick drive on I-135. For any problems in Harvey County, all you have to do is call me.