When John Lyke opened the doors of his law firm, he set out with the goal of keeping the justice system honest. John wants to make sure that every individual who is accused of a crime is justly represented in court. Mr. Lyke has experience as a prosecutor and a defense attorney. This experience gives him a unique perception of criminal defense cases.
About Our Criminal Defense Law Firm
John Lyke Law Firm is a capable team of attorneys who specialize in Criminal Defense. As a small practice, we are able to connect with our clients on a personal level. John Lyke and his team of attorneys have decades of combined experience on both sides of the aisle. This experience allows our attorneys to create unique strategies for each individual case. We know that going through a criminal trial can bring stress on you and your family. We will support you and your family every step of the way.
Criminal Defense is a complex area of law. From the second you are arrested for allegedly committing a crime, you are going to need an attorney. Typically, you will have a hearing within 24 hours of your arrest. This is an arraignment hearing. During the arraignment hearing, bail and the official charges will be set. At this point, it is important to have an attorney by your side. An attorney will attempt to have bail lowered and prevent further incrimination.
Criminal Defense Practice Areas
Criminal Defense is a very complex area of law. Generally, these type of cases go to trial. A skilled litigator will use the evidence on hand to create reasonable doubt in the juries mind. If you are going to be on trial or committing a crime, it is wise that you consult with an attorney.
Each law firm has their specialty. Our attorneys are capable of handling all facets of criminal defense law. We have specialize in handling the following sub-areas of criminal defense.
Assault: Assault involves a physical attack on another individual or a threat of physical bodily harm to another individual. Depending on the severity, the crime can be tried as a misdemeanor or aggravated assault.
Child Molestation: An accusation that carries the stigma of child molestation can be life-altering. If you are convicted, you may be required to register as a sex offender, affecting where you live and work. Child molestation is a sex crime that is committed on a child under the age of 15. The acts include inappropriate touching, penetration, and non-penetration contact.
Domestic Violence: Domestic violence is an act of malice towards an individual you live with. It does not have to be between a man and a woman.
Drug Offense: A drug crime is when an individual is in possession of and/or has the intent to buy, distribute, package, or manufacture of an illegal substance. The penalty for a drug crime is dependent on many different factors. Drug crimes can be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or a felony.
DUI Defense: A DUI can be handed out if you are driving under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol. The penalty for a DUI is dependent on how intoxicated the driver is and if they are a multiple time offender or not.
Homicide Defense: Homicide includes negligent homicide, manslaughter, second degree murder, and first degree murder. The penalty for a homicide of any level is a prison sentence.
Sex Crime: Sex crimes can have life-altering effect on the victim and the perpetrator. If a sex crime is committed on a minor (under 15 years old) the DCAC statute will come into effect. The penalty for being convicted of a sex crime of any nature is a felony.
White Collar Crimes: White Collar Crimes usually occur in the business world. Examples of white collar crimes are insurance fraud, embezzlement, or money laundering. The penalty for a white collar crime can range from a fine to jail time.
If you have been accused of allegedly committing one of the aforementioned crimes, we advise that you hire a defense attorney. A knowledgeable defense attorney can make a world’s difference in your case. John Lyke Law Firm offers there legal counsel to you. Contact us to learn more about what we have to offer.
Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney
When you come to us for legal counsel, we will provide you with a forthright evaluation of your case. We are not in the business of creating false expectations or our clients. Our attorneys will analyze your case and develop an effective strategy. If necessary, we will negotiate a plea deal to lessen your sentence.
John Lyke Law Firm is dedicated to giving each client personal attention and advice. Regardless of your legal issue, you are going to need proper representation in the court of law. Contact us by filling out our contact form.