The criminal justice system is intimidating. If you are facing criminal charges, you need a strong advocate who will fight for justice on your behalf. Having competent and experienced legal counsel at the start of your legal proceedings can make a huge difference in your case trajectory. At MKG Legal, we ensure that you know your rights, understand your bond conditions, and work to prepare you for each and every court hearing. If you’re under investigation, know your rights and speak with a lawyer before talking with law enforcement! Contact our office if you are facing a misdemeanor or felony, including drug possession or delivery, resisting or opposing an officer, and drunk or drugged driving (see more below).
Youth. Have. Rights! Whether under investigation or formally charged with a crime, youth have the same constitutional rights as adults in the same position. Youth Defense is a complex, niche area of the law, and not all lawyers fully understand how the youth justice system works. Youth do NOT have to speak to police, principals, or other authority figures while being investigated for or charged with a crime. Youth Defense, however, is not the same as adult criminal defense, and it is crucial to find legal counsel that understands the nuances of representing children and teens. With nearly a decade of experience in youth defense cases, MKG Legal understands that the criminal justice system can be scary, and our team is dedicated to representing youths and their families with legal expertise and compassion.
Neglect and Abuse
When Child Protective Services (CPS) knocks on your door, it can turn your world upside down. If you or someone you know is subject to a CPS investigation, don’t wait to speak with an attorney! Neglect and Abuse court cases can take years to resolve and can result in the removal of your children. When your rights as a parent are compromised, experience matters. With nearly a decade of neglect and abuse case experience, our team understands the subtleties and complexities of these cases, and we are experienced in holding CPS accountable.
Family Law & Custody
Changing family dynamics is difficult, no matter how amicable the separation is. Our team works with you to minimize stress and find the most favorable family arrangements for all parties. We are experienced in handling divorce cases and custody arrangements, negotiating parenting time and child support, and initiating actions under the Revocation of Paternity Act (ROPA). Connect with us to schedule a consultation today!
MKG Legal supports and guides individuals with establishing guardianships. We determine which type of guardianship arrangement is appropriate for your situation (limited, temporary, or full guardianship) and will explain what to expect during the legal process. Our team can also assist with guardianship modification or termination proceedings.
Operating While Intoxicated (OWI)
A conviction for drunk driving will have serious, expensive, and inconvenient consequences. If you are charged with an OWI, call MKG Legal right away. Together, we review your case, assess possible defenses, and walk you through the legal process. You can take proactive steps while your case is pending that will help you in court. Your consequences will vary depending on if this is your first OWI offense and any other criminal history you may have.
Expungements remove past criminal offenses from your public record, increasing employment opportunities and housing options and lowering insurance premiums. With recent changes to the law, it is easier to have a criminal record expunged now than ever before! If you are eligible for an expungement, contact us to schedule a consultation. We will meet with you to determine your qualifications by reviewing statutory time requirements, number of convictions, and excluded crimes. After qualifying, our team will assist you with all the necessary paperwork, prepare you for your expungement hearing, and will appear in court to advocate on your behalf.