Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Benefits of Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, such as drinking and driving, drug charges, or other blue/white collar offenses, a criminal defense attorney can help get your sentence decreased or get your charges lowered. 

A criminal defense lawyer will be able to walk you through the litigation process. This can often be a difficult period in your life, but if you have an attorney, you will know of some of your options when it comes to pleading outside of court and what you should do if you are faced with jail time. The attorney will know the court system wherein you might not be familiar with how the court operates. There could be some connections between the attorney and the personnel who work at the court, especially the District Attorney who will be prosecuting the case. This is a benefit as your attorney might be able to work out a deal with them that you wouldn't be able to
negotiate on your own.

Your attorney can examine the case from the beginning, gathering all the evidence necessary to lay out all of the possible outcomes. This can be helpful if you have a chance of pleading to a lower charge and getting less or no jail time. Your attorney will also be able to give you some kind of protection from the police who are seeking to discover evidence against you (e.g. you giving out incriminating information during interviews

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