Areas of PracticeCriminal Defense
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What Makes Him Different
Seth G. Roman, partner at Carter DeYoung and former Assistant District Attorney for Barnstable county specializes in Personal Injury, Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation. As a litigator, or courtroom trial attorney, Attorney Roman handles tort, negligence and personal injury cases, criminal matters and OUI, (Operating Under the Influence) cases, business, contract and estate disputes, and construction matters.
Do I need a criminal lawyer?
The number one reason why someone would need a criminal lawyer is to protect their rights and ensure that the government plays by the rules. While criminal defendants are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty, the opposite is often true. Assistance from an attorney helps level the playing field, and guarantees the defendant his/her right to a fair trial.
Case Reviews by Attorney Seth G. Roman
Every person charged with a crime has a right to be represented by an attorney. If a person cannot afford an attorney, the court will usually appoint a public defender or bar advocate to represent him/her at no cost or at a reduced cost. The problem with this system is that the client has no choice in who is appointed. Some court-appointed attorneys are highly qualified, while some are not equipped to handle serious or complicated cases.
When prospective criminal clients call, the three most common questions concern:
(a) my qualifications and experience handling similar cases;
(b) the cost of representation; and
(c) if convicted, the extent of punishment they face.
At Carter DeYoung, we utilize a team approach based upon experience. Two of our attorneys are former criminal prosecutors, and one was a former police officer and FBI agent. We have longstanding relationships with private investigators and expert witnesses that complement the legal services we provide.
The First Thing We Do
You will be personally greeted and welcomed by a member of our Carter DeYoung staff. They determine which lawyer in the firm can best help you based on your individual situation and will then schedule a free initial consultation by phone or in person. Clients can work with our office, and in particular, the lawyer, to work out payment plans to ensure representation. At the Law Office of Carter DeYoung, you will find six talented, compassionate lawyers dedicated to their clients, one another, and the communities they serve.
Our Best Advice
(1) Don’t wait to make a call to find out if you have a case or need legal guidance;
(2) Don’t automatically assume you cannot afford a lawyer;
(3) Don’t fall prey to the belief that you already know the law and your rights.
It will negatively affect you in the long run if you do have a case or need legal representation. Make the call today at 508-771-4210.
Lawyer Category: Criminal Defense