Welcome

District Attorneys are in the business of prosecution. Because of this, you should hire an attorney who has always been in the business of defending individual's rights under Constitution of the United States.

One of my personal goals as your attorney is to wipe clean the stigma and stain that a false or erroneous charge can create in your personal and professional life. I do this by focusing on the clients represented by my practice and focusing on the needs of the individual. My practice is based on providing the best outcome for the client. If this includes trial, then I aggressively move towards trial and diligently pursue and provide the attention to detail that trial requires. If your case does not or should not require a trial then my contacts throughout the defense community will allow me to enhance your chances of receiving a fair and reasonable outcome.

If you are looking for aggressive, honest, reasonably priced representation, then I look forward to helping you through your case, shielding you, protecting you, and defending you to the best of my ability.

Steve Whitworth

What We Do

Criminal Defense

For years, we have been effectively representing adults and juveniles in Federal and State courts. We are familiar with all facets of criminal defense and can help you through this time in your life in many ways. If you’ve been charged with a crime, we can:

  • Work to get the charges against you dropped or lowered
  • Interview police, involved parties, and any possible witnesses to expose any lies or exaggeration
  • Make sure that no evidence against you was obtained illegally. Conduct a thorough pretrial investigation
  • Employ a private investigator, ballistics expert, polygraphist, or any other experts that may be able to help your case
  • Obtain expert witnesses to testify on your behalf
  • Negotiate with prosecutors to make sure you face the minimum possible penalties

DUI/DWI

DUIs are complex because they involve administrative, criminal and civil law and procedure. The DMV hearings encompass the administrative portion and have several unique features to its procedure. First, the DMV can use police reports without having the officer actually testify. Second, DMV hearings are conducted by hearing officers (not judges as in criminal proceedings) who are DMV employees; thus, they are both judge and prosecutor of your case. However, the hearing officer must prove three things to suspend your license:

  • Did the officer have reasonable cause to believe that you had been driving a motor vehicle with a .08% of blood level alcohol in violation of the DUI laws?
  • Were you lawfully arrested?
  • Were you driving a vehicle with .08% blood level alcohol or more?
  • Conversely, we only have to refute one of the three issues to win.