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Practice Areas

Homicide: a manner of death, when one person causes the death of another. However, Not every homicide is murder, as some deaths caused by another are manslaughter, and some are lawful; such as when justified by affirmative defenses, like insanity or self-defense. Contact attorney Payne to discuss your unique issue. 

Drug Offenses: possession and delivery of controlled substances are common Drug related crimes. These crimes required special elements to prove. discuss your unique issue with attorney payne. 

Firearm Offenses: possession and unlawful carry are common gun related crimes. These crimes too required special elements in order to convict. Contact attorney Payne to discuss your unique issue.

Traffic Offenses: Driving under the influence, Operating while intoxicated, Driving with a suspended or revoked license, and Leaving the scene of an accident, are common traffic offenses that can result in possible jail time and large fines. These charges are often highly technical and complex, Contact attorney Payne to discuss your unique issue.

Battery/Assaults: Battery is an unlawful application of force upon another person or their personal belongings (directly or indirectly), causing bodily injury or offensive contact. The attempt of battery, is assault.

federal offenses: Being accused of a crime that violates a statute passed by Congress constitutes a federal offense, and you will be tried in federal court. Crimes against federal agencies such as the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and crimes that use federal agencies such as the U.S. Postal service are all federal crimes. Also, crimes that cross state lines are considered federal crimes.


Individual Rights: These rights are often guaranteed by official government documents such as the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. Individual Rights are rights that are required to live a free and equitable life, which should not be interfered with or denied by the government or other individuals. 

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