Criminal Defense

If you have been charged with a state or federal crime in Vermont, you need skilled representation by an experienced attorney. Our lawyers are known throughout the state for their knowledge of the law, familiarity with the courts, and effective client advocacy.

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Rob Backus

Rob has successfully defended thousands of state criminal cases.

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Mark Oettinger

Mark handles a full range of federal cases, including drug cases, firearms violations, and white-collar crimes.

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Evan Barquist

Evan represents clients facing minor to serious crimes in courts throughout the state.

How We Can Help

If you or someone you care about has been charged with a crime, then you need advice from a competent and experienced attorney. Rob Backus has handled a high volume of state criminal cases as public defender, contract counsel, and private counsel. He has represented adult offenders, juvenile offenders, and parents at risk of having their parental rights terminated.

If you are a non-citizen, Mark Oettinger's expertise in immigration law can help you understand the consequences of criminal convictions, which is critical for clients who are non-resident aliens or green card holders. Mark also has experience representing clients who are subject to extradition.

Evan Barquist has an active criminal litigation practice. He defends clients on charges ranging from minor violations to serious felonies.  If you are facing a criminal charge, including drug possession, assault, or any other crime, Evan will analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution’s case, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and any defenses that are available.

Rob, Mark and Evan are experienced in representing clients against the following charges:

  • Domestic violence

  • Battery and assault

  • Drug charges

  • Theft

  • Sex offenses

  • Negligent operation

  • DUI

  • All felonies and misdemeanors

(802) 540-0250 | info@mblawoffice.com | 126 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401