Brian K. McHugh

Criminal Defense

For over 29 years I have focused on criminal law, both as a prosecutor and a defense attorney. My years of experience have given me the skill and knowledge necessary to protect my client's rights and to effectively advocate on their behalf, both in and out of the courtroom.


The advice I give my clients is based on my years of legal experience. It is straight forward and sometimes blunt advice. I do not hesitate to tell a client that the course of action they want me to pursue on their behalf will not achieve their  goals or that it  may make matters worse.  In the end however it is the client who decide whether to fight the accusations in the courtroom or settle the case.  Whether a client decides to demand that the prosecution try to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt or decides to plea bargain the case, my duty is to assure that their rights are protected and that they are treated fairly during all phases of the case. The highest duty of an attorney defending a person accused of a crime is to advocate for the accused and to stand between them and the government. The government has enormous power and resources. To be effective in fulfilling the duty to protect the client, skill, knowledge and experience are essential.