410 E Grand Ave # 102 Laramie, WY 82070linda@devinelaw.org
 
 
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CRIMINAL DEFENSE
"Equality before the law in a true democracy is a matter of right. It cannot be a matter of charity or of favor or of grace or of discretion."
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Wiley Rutledge,
 

Criminal Attorney in Laramie, WY

 
 
If you are facing a criminal charge of any kind, you need effective legal representation. Do not plead guilty without consulting with an attorney! A criminal conviction can have life long consequences. Although no attorney can guarantee any type of result, we work diligently to improve the outcome of your case.
Charges we handle: We vigorously represent clients in Laramie, Cheyenne, and Rawlins charged with: burglary, larceny, battery, drug offenses, DWUI/DUI, assault, forgery, and other misdemeanor and felony cases.

Misdemeanors

Under Wyoming Law, crimes punishable with incarceration for one year or less are misdemeanors. Individuals convicted of a misdemeanor and sentenced to incarceration will serve their time in the county jail.
Individuals charged with misdemeanor cases normally will appear in municipal or county court. For crimes that carry the possibility of a jail sentence, individuals have a right to a jury trial.
Some examples of misdemeanors in Wyoming include battery, larceny (if property is valued at less than a $1000), some drug offenses, DUI's (unless it is a 4th DUI within ten years),
If you, or a loved one, has been charged with a misdemeanor, contact Linda at Devine Law immediately at 307-460-3566 or via email at linda@devinelaw.org so that she can review your case and provide you with an honest assessment.
 

 

Felonies

A felony is a serious crime and a person convicted of a felony faces incarceration at the Wyoming Department of Corrections.
A person convicted of a felony faces life long consequences relating to rights and privileges. For instance, a convicted felon loses rights such as gun ownership, the right to vote and the loss of federal funding such as financial aid or housing.
Felonies in Wyoming include crimes such as aggravated assault and/or battery, robbery, and some drug offenses.
If you are charged with a felony your first appearance will be in Circuit Court. If you are incarcerated, you have a right to a Preliminary Hearing within ten days. If you have been released on bond, you have a right to have a Preliminary Hearing within twenty days. At the Preliminary Hearing, the Judge determines if there is enough evidence to have your case moved to District Court. It is important that if you have been charged with a felony to have an attorney at the beginning of these proceedings. It is possible to have the case outright dismissed, or perhaps charges reduced, before it is moved in to District Court. Contact Devine Law at 307-460-3566 or via email at linda@devinelaw.org so we can evaluate your case.
 
 

DUI Defense

The consequences of a Wyoming DUI conviction are severe – you face fines, a driver’s license suspension and even jail time – but it may be possible to fight your drunk driving charge and win, or get the charges reduced.

Penalties for a DUI conviction: If convicted of a DUI you may have to serve jail time and/or, lose your driving privileges. If you have been charged with a DUI call Linda at Devine Law at 307-460-3566 or send an email to linda@devinelaw.org. She will provide you with a free initial consultation and evaluate your case.

DUI'S and Driving Privileges:

Suspension:
Interlock Device:
DUI Charges in the state of Wyoming:
 

Recent Cases:

  • Bohling v State - Defendant Convicted on Four Felony Counts of Painting Property By False Pretenses. On Appeal, the Wyoming Supreme Court reversed all four felony convictions and remanded to the District Court to vacate the convictions.
 

 

What We Can Do For You:

Evaluate your Case: At Devine Law, we realize any criminal charges can be stressful and create life long consequences. We care about that!!!! Our firm considers each client an individual and we will be there from the Initial Appearance until a final resolution is reached. We will evaluate your case by reviewing the evidence, laws and Court decisions to determine to the best way to proceed with a case. This may result in an outright dismissal, a reduction of the charges, a trial, or possibly a plea deal. Regardless of the path you choose, we will be with you every step of the way!!!!
Effectively represent you:
SENTENCING: Although our firm always hopes to get an outright dismissal on criminal charges, the reality is that sometimes the best way to proceed is to work out a plea deal where you will be required to plead guilty to a charge. In those situations it is important to have an attorney that understands sentencing procedures. Our firm has both significant experience and knowledge of sentencing law and we can positively frame your circumstances before the prosecutor and the judge. If you have already pled to a criminal charge but have not been sentenced, Devine Law can work with you to secure a better outcome.