OUR MISSION STATEMENT
“. . . and Justice for all”
Eads Law, PLLC is a law firm consisting of trial lawyers and their staff members dedicating their education, training, experience, and skills to defending the accused in criminal cases, to representing plaintiffs seriously injured or killed through the negligent or deliberate actions of others, and to assisting immigrants to the United States of America so that their applications are processed in a lawful, timely, orderly, and efficient manner.
The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides, among other assurances, that the accused shall have the right “. . . to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.” Likewise, the North Carolina Constitution, at Article I, Section 23, provides that, in “. . . all criminal prosecutions, every person charged with a crime has the right . . . to have counsel for defense . . .” At Eads Law, PLLC, we defend accused persons who must confront the state and federal criminal justice systems, and their vast resources of money, time, and personnel.
It is the mission of Eads Law, PLLC to provide every client charged with a criminal offense under either state or federal law with a thorough investigation, a meticulous analysis of the facts and the law, an excellence in preparation, a shrewdness in trial strategy, and a vigorous defense. We are dedicated to assisting those persons in their darkest hours, who are facing the possibility of losing family, fortune, freedom, or even life.
Despite widespread denials, the United States of America is the most punitive nation on earth. A recent study of worldwide incarceration statistics(1), established that as of November, 2008, there were more than 9.8 million people imprisoned worldwide. The worldwide population for 2008 established by the United Nations was 6.750 billion. Of that worldwide prison population, 2.29 million or some 23.3 %, were imprisoned in the United States of America. With approximately 5 % of the world’s population, the United States imprisons 23 % of the world’s prison inmates, corresponding to a statistic of 756 persons incarcerated for every 100,000 of this nation’s population. That is the highest rate in the world.(2)
While that incarceration rate is alarming, a brief look at death penalty statistics in the United States is vastly more alarming. Between January 1, 1973 and October 6, 2009, 138 death row inmates nationwide were exonerated, either by establishing their innocence through DNA testing(3) or by winning their appeals for a new trial and then achieving a jury acquittal or a prosecutor’s dismissal of all charges(4). The overwhelming resources of the government clearly are not being utilized to assure that justice is done in every single case. Those resources are being used all too often simply to grind out a conviction, regardless of the mandate of justice. To the individual accused of a crime, and his or her family, that knowledge is a jolting and frightening revelation.
In light of these statistics, and our desire to obtain “. . . Justice for all,” the right to vigorous and thorough representation cannot be taken lightly, and that is the mission, and the promise, of Eads Law, PLLC.