Not Just Criminal Defense — Citizen Defense
Jefferson Griffeath (ISB# 9022) is Moscow’s Citizen Defense Lawyer and lead attorney at BAMCIS Legal PLLC, practicing out of Moscow, Idaho.
Primarily focusing on criminal defense (though he prefers the term “citizen defense”, Jefferson Griffeath handles felonies, misdemeanors, as well as divorce and custody issues in family law. A rights advocate and Libertarian, Jefferson Griffeath champions Idahoans when they feel they’ve been mistreated by the government, whether in criminal defense, property issues, unfair regulation, or contract disputes. A former Infantry Sergeant himself, Jefferson Griffeath helps Veterans attempting to get the elusive benefits they’ve earned.
As a single father, Jefferson Griffeath has worked both behind a desk and behind a shovel and understands the day to day life of the Idaho working man. A consummate professional, Jefferson Griffeath takes each client’s case personally. Since beginning his practice, Jefferson Griffeath has handled both felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, divorce and custody battles, property disputes against the state, and has helped address constitutional challenges against the State before the Idaho Supreme Court.
WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A VETERAN TO BE YOUR LAWYER
1. Veterans know how to work. I’ve gone days in the field and at war feeling cold, wet, hungry, lonely, and all around miserable. Even in adverse conditions I’ve worked — HARD, and on precious little sleep.
What does this mean to you? It means that you don’t have to worry when you call me at the 11th hour for an emergency. It means that I can perform when sleep deprived if I’m dealing with your emergency. It means that you can trust that your work will be done timely and not put off until the last minute.
2. Veterans aren’t easily intimidated. Setting aside life in the infantry or in war zones, I’ve given presentations to high ranking officers, and stood guard over generals and members of the state department.
What does this mean to you? It means that you can be sure that your lawyer can maintain professional courtesy with judges, but not be intimidated by them. After life in infantry, getting chewed out by a judge or intimidated by a senior attorney just isn’t something most veterans are going to worry about.
3. Veterans are liked, especially in Idaho.
What does this mean to you? Who would you like standing in front of a jury to plea your case? Someone a jury perceives to be a rich, smarmy, stuck up lawyer, or a likable veteran?
4. Veterans are ethical.
What does this mean to you? It means that you can expect to be dealt with honestly, even if it’s something you don’t want to hear. You will be told the strong and weak points of your case. I’m here to help you win; not to be your friend. You don’t have to worry about me sugar-coating your situation in order to bill you longer.
5. Veterans take the Constitution seriously. At 18 I raised my hand and swore to uphold the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic. I was, and remain, willing to give my life in its defense.
What does this mean to you? It means that I take a violation of your Constitutional rights deathly serious. I take those infringements on your liberty personally and consider your defense a continuation of my duty. To me, it’s the same war fought with different weapons in a different theater.