At McGuire Law, we have been handling criminal cases for more than 40 years,
ranging from simple misdemeanors to murder cases. During this time, we
have come to appreciate and grow a passion for this area of the law. Criminal
defense is an area of the law that involves the defense of basic individual
rights before someone's accuser—a basic principle of historical
While we believe that the work we do is noble and worth our efforts, criminal
defense has gained somewhat of a negative reputation. Personally, the
most frequent question I get from my friends is "how can you represent
a person if you know he or she is guilty?" The answer is simple.
The prosecution has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the client
is guilty. That is not always easy for the prosecution to do. To defend
criminal cases the defense lawyer has to be very thorough, leaving no
Furthermore, the client may be guilty of a lesser offense because prosecutors
almost always charge the client with an offense that is the highest possible
offense and prosecutors have a habit of charging multiple offenses, some
of which are not appropriate. Our job as criminal defense attorneys is
not to brush wrongdoing under the rug, but to uphold the integrity and
honesty of our justice system. We defend the rights of our clients no
matter what they have been accused of doing because that is their basic
right as Americans and as human beings.
We don't defend crimes, we defend people. If you have been accused
of a crime in Mason City, contact McGuire Law, PLC to learn more about
how we want to help you fight for your rights.