Penny Wymyczak-White, Attorney
Penny Wymyczak White handles all types of criminal defense matters including felonies, misdemeanors and violations. I am qualified and experienced in handling these matters in a competent and aggressive manner. I will fight for your rights and make sure that justice prevails.
If you are accused of a crime or violation, it is in your best interest to retain an attorney. You need an experienced attorney willing to devote the time and effort necessary to resolve your case. I can promise that your case will get the full attention at every stage of the proceeding. What this means is that we will prepare a strategy for your defense using all the facts and circumstances available to us. If necessary, we will work with a private investigator, and witnesses to uncover additional facts in your defense. We will also look at the law and the procedure to make sure that that we have exhausted all available avenues to help in your defense.
There are two different ways a criminal case gets resolved. The most common way is to resolve the case in through plea bargaining. This means communicating with the prosecutor regularly in order to negotiate a reduction or elimination of some of the charges against you. These discussions typically revolve around the case itself, the amount of evidence available for or against the charges brought, and also the defendant’s overall status and criminal history. In the process, we also look for any technicalities that will result in getting the case dismissed.
If a resolution cannot be achieved through plea bargaining, the case usually proceeds to trial where the issue of guilt or innocence is left to a jury or a judge. While the decision to go to trial on a case should never be taken lightly, there are times when it is absolutely necessary to go to trial. This decision is ultimately left to the client. We will counsel and guide our client so that he or she knows all the consequences involved in the decision. Once a client decides it is in his best interest to go to trial, we will use all of our resources to defend our client at every stage of the trial.
Throughout this whole process we stress to our clients that we work for them. If there is anything at all that is unclear or requires our attention, our clients are always free to call us and discuss the case. Our clients are encouraged to use us as a resource as much as possible: call us with your questions and we will strive to give you complete answers. We believe that the client is the first priority and that he or she should never be left in the dark.
Criminal defendants are "innocent until proven guilty," but we all know that the presumption of innocence is all but forgotten most of the time. In our media-saturated society, where people regularly read or watch TV news reports about criminal investigations and arrests, ordinary citizens form opinions about a person's guilt or innocence long before criminal charges are filed or a trial begins. I'll work diligently to ensure that you receive fair treatment from law enforcement, a fair trial, and the benefits of all other rights, including the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, to which you are entitled.
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