home-logo-300x300 home-nob-300x300

|

Court room
Gavel and law book Man reading a law book Man writing Men doing a handshake Man in jail about-callout-300x300

Find out more about Mark R. Steffen

With over 30 years of experience in the legal field, Mark R. Steffen is a seasoned criminal and family law attorney. Our staff is comprised of former prosecutors and law enforcement officers which gives us a distinct advantage should your case go to trial. We offer FREE initial consultations, flexible scheduling options, and payment plans to help make obtaining quality legal counsel convenient and affordable.

When you are facing serious criminal charges, it is important to understand the legal process. At Mark R. Steffen, we can offer experienced, aggressive representation every step of the way.

 

• Criminal Investigation: Ensure your Constitutional rights are not violated

  when you secure quality legal counsel. You can benefit from consulting

  with an attorney even before criminal charges have been officially filed.

 

• Arrest Process: Did probable cause exist for your arrest? Were you

  properly read your Miranda rights? We may be able to help you get

  criminal charges dismissed before the case is even set for trial by

  challenging these and other procedural violations in a Pre-Trial Motion.

 

• Criminal Charges: Charges can be challenged during this initial phase

  of criminal prosecution if they've been filed without sufficient evidence.

  Let us evaluate the severity and strength of your case and negotiate

  a plea agreement if you do not wish to challenge the charges you face.

 

• Bond Hearings: After being charged with a felony, your bail will be set by

  a judge during a bond hearing. This is an important part of the process

  because it determines how long you may have to be held in county jail.

  At Mark R. Steffen, we have handled thousands of these hearings and

  can help ensure your bail is set at the lowest amount possible. We are

  also frequently successful at getting our clients released on their own

  recognizance, without having to post any bail at all.

 

• Preliminary Hearings: You have the right to demand a Preliminary

  Hearing in which your case must proceed to hearing within 30 days or

  be indicted by a Grand Jury. We are frequently able to get charges

  dismissed at this phase of the process due to lack of Probable Cause.

 

• Trial: As former prosecutors and law enforcement officers, we have a

  distinct advantage if your case goes to trial. We will provide the

  aggressive representation you need and exert every legal means

  necessary to ensure your trial has a favorable outcome.

 

• Sentencing: Minimize the consequences of your conviction when you

  turn to us for help. We have spent years developing relationships with

  the Assistant State’s Attorneys and the Judiciary, which allows us to

  negotiate favorable plea agreements and fair sentencing on your behalf.

 

• Appeals: We can help you examine your case to determine if there are

  sufficient grounds to appeal your conviction.

 

When you're facing criminal charges, call us immediately for help minimizing the consequences.

Let us help you understand the criminal legal process

Don't let your busy schedule get in the way of obtaining appropriate legal help!

We offer flexible scheduling options for your convenience.

You'll never be treated like just another case number when you work with us! Call today:

815-922-9873