Why Hire Us
The court system is very complex and criminal charges can be confusing. An attorney is a specialist in legal matters and can make a huge difference in the disposition of a criminal case.
Expert Legal Advice
The simple fact is that legal cases are extremely complex. Even minor criminal charges can involve different kinds of evidence, witnesses and laws. The average person does not have the training and education to analyze all of this information and prepare a solid legal defense. An experienced attorney can study all the information about a case and use his or her training to work towards the best possible outcome for a defendant.
Reduced Legal Penalties
An attorney will know how to negotiate with the judge and the prosecution in an effort to reduce the legal consequences for their client. For example, a defense attorney can arrange a plea deal so that their client pleads guilty to a charge that is less severe than the initial crime. A judge may be more likely to offer a lenient sentence if the defense attorney makes a good case.
Reduced Financial Expense
Many people believe that they cannot afford good legal representation. The truth is that while attorney fees can be expensive, the cost of a guilty verdict can be much greater. For instance, if someone is convicted of a crime and is sentenced to a jail term, they may lose their job, their house and family support. If an attorney can negotiate a plea deal for a sentence of probation rather than confinement, the initial fee will be well worth the expense.
A conviction for certain crimes can stay on a person’s record indefinitely. This can prevent that person from working in certain fields or applying for some jobs and can cause them to be ostracized from friends and family. An attorney can negotiate for a less severe sentence that will not have these detrimental effects. Also, if such a conviction is handed down, an attorney may be able to file a motion to expunge or seal their client’s criminal record.