If you have been charged with a crime or arrested, it is critical to take the charges seriously. These charges can have a substantial impact on the direction of your life. Certain charges may cause you to be ineligible for certain jobs, while others may land you significant time behind bars. Further, certain crimes may prevent you from traveling outside of the United States. Consulting with a criminal defense attorney can go a long way toward providing the best possible outcome in your specific situation. Here are a few of the top reasons to hire a criminal defense attorney when you are being charged with a crime.
Understanding of the Law
There is a significant amount of jargon that is common in court processes. The use of these specialized terms can make it rather difficult to obtain a complete understanding of the charges that have been filed against you. A criminal defense attorney has a profound understanding of the law, and will be able to ensure that you understand the nature of the charges. In addition, I will be more familiar with the specific nuances of the law and how it will apply to your specific situation.
Develop Stronger Strategies
In most cases, people say that practice makes perfect. However, no one has substantial amounts of practice defending themselves from criminal charges. A criminal defense attorney has far more experience in these cases. This allows me to develop stronger strategies, which ensures that I have far more skill when it comes to crafting your defense.
An attorney has experience working alongside many other people in the field of law. This can include everything from the prosecutor to expert witnesses. While it may seem counterintuitive to want your defense attorney to have a positive relationship with the prosecutor, it will ensure that I am able to more effectively negotiate deals. Additionally, having connections to expert witnesses can help to provide a better defense for your case. The personal connections of a criminal defense attorney go a long way toward providing a better outcome for the case.
Saves you Time and Money
The criminal defense process can be long and stressful. The longer that your case takes, the longer you may be unable to work or provide any livelihood for yourself. When you work with a criminal defense attorney, I can ensure that the process may be wrapped up far more quickly. In many situations, I have an extensive team behind me, which can substantially aid in expediting the process. This can go a long way toward ensuring that the case is finished quickly and you are able to get back to work and your life.
Many people shy away from hiring an attorney due to the perceived expense. It is important to keep in mind that allowing you to get back to work more quickly, often more than pays for the legal fees. This is in addition to all of the other benefits that a criminal defense attorney provides for your specific situation.
Protect your Best Interests
It can be difficult to ensure that someone is on your side when you are being charged with a crime. It is possible that you may be tricked into admitting guilt or otherwise doing something that will worsen your situation. Contacting me ensures that you have someone at your back to protect your best interests.
Focus on the Big Picture
It can be easy to focus on individual aspects when it comes to a criminal defense case. However, I am experienced in focusing on the big picture. Even assuming that you avoid jail time, there are many ways that a criminal charge can continue to impact your life and your future. This is especially true when the case appears on your permanent record. I am aware of the substantial impact that the case can have on your life. I will work with you in looking at the bigger picture when it comes to making decisions regarding the outcome of your case.
Few people understand how truly difficult it can be to be charged with a crime. Defendants often experience substantial emotions of fear, anxiety, dread, depression, guilt, and more. Working alongside each other, I can aid you in processing and improving both emotional and technical support during your case. This can help you to handle the negative, difficult emotions outside of the courtroom.
Navigate Court Processes
Court processes can be rather complex and confusing. As a criminal defense attorney I have the knowledge and experience necessary in order to understand how to best navigate each step in your case.
Handle the Paperwork
There is often a substantial amount of paperwork alongside any court process. I will be able to ensure that it is completed correctly and filed prior to any deadlines. In addition, My expertise will help to ensure that the paperwork is free of mistakes.
Law is an incredibly vast field. Due to this, lawyers tend to focus on specialties to provide the best possible services for their clients. This means that my specialty as a criminal defense lawyer will have dealt with other cases that are similar to yours. Not only will this help me to provide you with the necessary support, but I will also have experience in similar situations.
Advise you of Possible Outcomes
There are many possible outcomes that may come from your criminal defense case. As your attorney, I will know the various ways that the case might turn out. I can advise you of this and help to prepare you for each potential scenario.
Criminal charges are incredibly serious. It is crucial to consult with me or someone like myself, in order to protect your future and minimize the total disruption to your life. Here at Zachary C. Holbrook P.C., I offer superior criminal defense legal services in a broad array of fields, including white collar crimes, violent crimes, property crimes, and much more. If you have been charged with a crime, it is important to act quickly and obtain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Contact my office today!