The experienced attorneys at Wheeler and Franks Law Firm offer strong and effective defense counsel for a variety of criminal offenses. We realize that facing criminal charges is a frightening and overwhelming experience. We will work hard to ensure that you are informed of your rights under our state and federal laws, as well as your constitutional rights. The police and government have the burden of proving their case against you. We will speak with you frankly and honestly about potential consequences that you may face and illuminate the processes that you can expect to go through in the court system. To protect yourself throughout your encounters with the criminal justice system, contact our office for a FREE consultation with our knowledgeable attorneys.
If you have been accused of drinking and driving, or other related violations, please contact our office for a free consultation with our knowledgeable attorneys. Regardless of the challenges and charges that you face, we are prepared to help you achieve the best possible results for your case.
If you have been charged with drug possession, or other related offense, contact our office for a free consultation with our knowledgeable attorneys. A drug conviction may carry serious consequences and acquiring experienced defense counsel at the earliest possible stage may drastically affect the outcome of your case.
If you have been arrested or convicted of a crime and feel you may qualify for an expungement of that charge from your record, contact our office for a free consultation. We can evaluate your record to determine if it may be expunged or sealed. Having an arrest of criminal charge on your record can affect numerous aspects of your life, including your ability to get a job, housing, an education, loans, promotions, security clearances, et cetera. It is always in your best interest to have a criminal arrest expunged from your record.
Original Ten Amendments - The Bill of Rights:
Amendment I: Freedoms, Petitions, Assembly
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Amendment II: Right to bear arms
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Amendment III: Quartering of soldiers
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
Amendment IV: Search and Arrest
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Amendment V: Rights in criminal cases
No person shall be held to answer for a capital , or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb, nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Amendment VI: Right to a fair trial
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed; which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
Amendment VII: Rights in civil cases
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Amendment VIII: Bail, Fines, Punishment
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Amendment IX: Rights retained by the People
The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Amendment X: States' rights
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.