Criminal law is the body of law that deals with crimes and their prosecution. It regulates social conduct and proscribes actions that are threatening, harmful, or otherwise endangering to the property, health, safety, and moral welfare of people. It includes the punishment of people who violate these laws. Criminal law varies according to jurisdiction, and differs from civil law, where emphasis is more on dispute resolution and victim compensation than on punishment.
The Law Offices of McKenzie & Tehrani is dedicated to helping people through what is often the most difficult time in their lives. When you are charged with a crime, or even being investigated or questioned by law enforcement, it is never an easy process. It can be embarrassing, intimidating, and even downright scary. Most people have no idea what to say, who to turn to, or how to handle these situations. It is simply not something you learn in school or from your parents – that is why having a lawyer that you can trust is so important. Because no two cases are the same, and no two clients have exactly the same issues or priorities, you must be able to trust that your lawyer excels at what he does, will always be honest with you, and will focus on helping you on a personal level.
When Mr. McKenzie and Mr. Tehrani started this practice, more than anything else, we were resolved to not make the same mistakes that we witnessed other lawyers make during our time working in the prosecutor’s office and as law clerks to Montgomery County circuit court judges. Too often, lawyers would approach us about their client’s case not really knowing anything about the person who had placed so much trust in their hands. The reality is that in order to fight for your client, you have to know who your client is and what is important to them. That means being available to answer questions, examine the case in detail, and simply talk about the ways in which their lives are being affected by the situation that they are in.
Our experience on both sides of the criminal justice aisle provides us with a unique insight and expertise into what it takes to come out on top both in the courtroom and when dealing with the other side. We handle cases at all levels of the criminal justice system, from federal court, state and county courts, all the way down to traffic offenses. No matter how big or small the problem facing you, the goal is that you leave the office feeling better about the situation than when you came in the door, and that at the end of the day, you can get on with your life and leave those troubles in the past.
Our practice is geared towards helping individuals and families across the Washington Metropolitan Area navigate through the legal process, minimize the effect of the legal system on their daily lives, and come out on the winning side in any legal matter. We believe in doing superior work for a fair fee, and client satisfaction and comfort will always be our top priority. This is why our motto has always been “A Personal Approach with Proven Results.” We take your case as seriously as you take the decision to hire a lawyer. Anything less is a waste of time.