Q: Has Barron Law Office Changed Ownership?
A: In June 2022, Barron Law Office joined forces with Birkholz Law. You can still expect the same stellar work ethic and representation that clients have received over the 10 years Barron Law Office operated independently. This is a union that Ginny is excited about. She is happy to call herself part of the Birkholz family!
Q: What can I expect to get from Attorney Ginny Barron if I hire you?
A: You can expect honest, straightforward advice with a willingness to aggressively defend and represent you. You can expect someone who will listen to your specific situation and try to help build a plan that addresses your specific needs and concerns. Someone who will interview those with relevant information, negotiate a settlement if a fair agreement can be made, take your case to trial if a fair resolution cannot be reached, keep you informed about what is going on in your case and promptly return your phone calls and answer your questions. You can expect an honest evaluation of your situation, your chances of success, the estimated time your case could take, the estimated financial cost for each of your options, and a recommendation about whether you should accept a particular offer that has been made by the other side. You can expect to be treated professionally and have your information kept confidential.
Q: What does Attorney Ginny Barron expect from me?
A: That you be honest about all the facts of your case, whether or not they are favorable to you, that you be on time for appointments, meetings, and appear at all required court hearings or trials, that you understand no attorney can guarantee you a specific result, that you keep me informed of your current address and telephone number at all times, that you keep me informed of all important or relevant facts that occur after the representation has begun, and that you return phone calls in a timely manner.
Q: Do you have a retainer agreement?
A: Yes, each client is provided a retainer agreement which outlines the expectations of both the client and the law office, once a client has decided to be represented. Both parties must sign the retainer agreement.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: Cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are all forms of acceptable payment.
Q: If I pay by credit card do you charge me more?
Q: How do we meet to discuss my case?
A: We do provide an initial free phone consultation. We can also meet via Zoom or in office.
Q: What kinds of criminal cases do you have experience working on?
A: I have worked on various criminal cases which include the following types of cases:
- Drug possession (1st – 5th Degree),
- Drug sales (1st – 5th Degree),
- Drug sales in a school zone, public park, or public housing zone,
- Drugs – cause or permit a child or vulnerable adult to ingest, inhale, or be exposed to meth,
- Disorderly conduct,
- City junk ordinances,
- Driving after suspension,
- Driving after revocation,
- Fugitive from justice,
- Terroristic threats,
- Financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult,
- Domestic assault,
- Theft – authorize corporation to make a distribution,
- Underage drink and driving,
- Wrongfully obtaining assistance,
- Issuance of a dishonored check,
- Negligent fires,
- Domestic assault – strangulation,
- Driving after cancellation IPS,
- Violation of an order for protection,
- Assault with a dangerous weapon,
- Financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult – breach of obligation failure to provide care,
- Assault of a peace officer,
- Theft of a motor vehicle,
- Criminal sexual conduct (1st – 5th Degree),
- Financial transaction card fraud,
- Careless driving,
- Carry/possess a pistol without a permit,
- Driving without a valid license for vehicle class or type,
- Indecent exposure, lewdness or procure another to expose in the presence of a minor under 16,
- Obstructing legal process,
- Obstruction of legal process- interfear with a police officer,
- Reckless driving,
- Assault (1st – 5th Degree),
- Criminal damage to property,
- Underage consumption,
- Theft by swindle,
- Check forgery,
- Fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle,
- Liquor possession by a person under 21,
- DWI – refuse to submit to testing,
- Sale/possession or use of fireworks,
- Tamper with a motor vehicle,
- Convicted felon in possession of a firearm,
- Careless driving,
- Contempt of court – willful disobedience of a court order,
- Receiving stolen property,
- Theft of services,
- False imprisonment,
- DWI of a commercial motor vehicle,
- Driving without proof of insurance,
- Interference with a 911 call,
- Give false name to a police officer,
- Wrongfully obtaining assistance,
- Open bottle,
- Collision with an unoccupied motor vehicle – failure to notify owner or police,
- violation of a no contact order,
- Possession of synthetic cannabinoid,
- Theft by swindle,
- Falsely reporting a crime,
- False fire alarms/tamper with fire alarm system
- And more
Q: How long will it take to resolve my case?
A: There is no one good answer other than it depends. Each case has its own set of individual circumstances and client objectives. Most cases will take at least a couple months to get resolved while some cases can take over a year and others may be able to be resolved in a matter of weeks. To get a better idea of how long your case could take, call for a free initial consultation.
Q: What is the free initial consultation?
A: The free initial consultation consists of an initial conversation to explain your case, your objectives, your options and provide you the information you need to determine if we are the right fit for you.
Q: What if I am not sure I want to hire an attorney?
A: That is fine. The only way to be certain is to talk with an attorney. Contact us for a free legal consultation.
Q: How long does it take you to return phone calls?
A: We always strive to respond to our clients within 24 hours.
Q: Are you a trial attorney?
A: Yes I, Ginny, am a trial attorney. All our litigation attorneys are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.
Q: What decisions belong to the attorney and what decisions belong to the client?
A: The client, in consultation with his or her attorney makes the most fundamental decisions regarding the case. For example, in a criminal case the client decides whether to plead guilty or to have a trial, whether to waive a jury trial and whether to testify in a trial. In a family law case the client decides whether to take the case to trial or whether to accept an offer for settlement. The attorney decides strategic or tactical issues, often in consultation with the client. Examples of these decisions include which pretrial motions to file, which witness to call in a proceeding, and whether to object to questions or exhibits presented by the other side.
Q: Is my case likely to go to trial or be settled before trial?
A: That depends on what you want to do. You ultimately decide whether to proceed to trial or to accept a settlement offer. Attorneys have an obligation to convey all settlement offers to you and to explain their possible advantages and disadvantages but the ultimate decision is up to you.
Q: What are an attorney’s main duties?
A: An attorneys main duties are to protect a client’s rights, advocate for their client and uphold the law.