Criminal Law

Being charged with a crime is a frightening experience.  The government has vast resources available for criminal prosecutions.  You need an experienced attorney to fight for your rights and to guide you through the criminal justice process.  At PY&Y, we can help protect your rights.  We will fight back against the vast resources of the government being brought to bear against you.  We will help you navigate the criminal justice system and provide advice regarding your options.  Going forward without an attorney can mean the difference between a long jail sentence as opposed to dismissal of charges, reduced sentence, or some type of rehabilitation treatment.  Our goal is to provide the best possible defense for each client.  Give us a call today to see if we can help with your case.


You Must Speak to Remain Silent

Everyone has heard the Miranda Warnings that police officers give on television shows and in movies.  “You have the right to remain silent . . . .”  But what do you have to do to exercise the right to remain silent?  Say nothing?  No, you must speak to remain silent. Continue reading

Do I Have to Submit to a Chemical Test for DUI?

You are driving down the road when an officer stops you and believes you are intoxicated.  Typically, the officer will perform field sobriety tests, such as the walk-and-turn, the one-leg-stand, and the horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) test.  The officer may request that you submit to a blood, breath, or urine test (each is a “chemical test”) to determine your blood-alcohol level.  One question that drivers often have is: Do I have to submit to the test? Continue reading