Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Knowing your rights is crucial!

If you are being questioned by law enforcement or are charged with a crime, you need an advocate to protect your civil liberties and be certain the system functions fairly. Having criminal charges brought against you can be stressful. Not knowing your rights can be devastating. If you have been questioned or arrested, do not delay in contacting me. As your attorney I will be sure your case is investigated and review it to determine what your defenses are and whether there are grounds for dismissal or suppression of evidence. If your case does not get dismissed, I will advocate for you and negotiate with the government for a reduction in your charge. I will also advocate for a fair consequence. If you chose to exercise your right to a jury trial, I will present your case and your defenses to a jury.

 

  • Fraud
  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Manufacturing
  • Drug Trafficking
  • DUI and other Driving Offenses
  • Domestic Assault
  • Homicide
  • Immigration offenses
  • Guns
  • Post-Conviction Relief

Testimonials

"We are very pleased with the way you handled our case. You always looked out for us and the kids.It...
2016-10-26T19:21:57+00:00
"We are very pleased with the way you handled our case. You always looked out for us and the kids.It was nice having you in our corner when they dragged us into court. I don’t like getting bullied and you got them to back off. If we need help in the future we’ll be sure to call you. Thanks."

“Thank you for all you did for me. This ordeal was extremely difficult every day. Your compassion helped me to...
2013-12-11T13:25:53+00:00
“Thank you for all you did for me. This ordeal was extremely difficult every day. Your compassion helped me to work through the process. Your due diligence and attention to detail were impressive. I’m very lucky for the outcome you were able to work out.”

"Thank you for defending the constitution and defending us against unlawful search and seizure."
2014-01-15T16:40:48+00:00
"Thank you for defending the constitution and defending us against unlawful search and seizure."

"I find Attorney Katina Francis Ready smart, engaging, extremely hard working and devoted. We spent many long hours together preparing...
2014-01-15T16:41:05+00:00
"I find Attorney Katina Francis Ready smart, engaging, extremely hard working and devoted. We spent many long hours together preparing for my case, and Katina was always focused, vigilant, and dedicated to doing the best possible job she could. She really cares."

"Working with Katina was a pleasure. She took my case seriously and was always responsive to answering my phone calls...
2014-04-28T12:19:14+00:00
"Working with Katina was a pleasure. She took my case seriously and was always responsive to answering my phone calls and emails. Her written and oral communications to the court and to opposing counsel were articulate, intelligent, organized, and professional. Her demeanor inside the courtroom was strong and confident, without being unduly adversarial. She is clearly familiar with the legal landscape in Vermont. Most importantly, Katina helped me reach a successful outcome to my case."
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