I am frequently asked by potential clients whether or not they need a Criminal Attorney. Unless you are paying a parking ticket, the answer is always YES. Whether it be a simple Misdemeanor Shoplifting, DUI or Marijuana Possession or Felony Robbery or Burglary, you should never walk into a courtroom without a Criminal Attorney. Your Criminal Attorney is the ONLY one in the courtroom there to defend your rights and look out for your best interest. The Judge and Prosecutor are not obligated to you in any way to provide advice and/or options.
Consider this. If you have a water leak, you call a plumber. If you have an electrical problem, you call an electrician. If you have a legal problem, you call an attorney. And why is that? Because Criminal Attorney’s are in the courtroom everyday. They have the experience and expertise to guide you through the legal system.
During the Pretrial phase of your case, your attorney will investigate the facts of your case. Quite often times this will lead to a dismissal of your case or at a minimum a reduction in the charges against you. During the trial phase, it is imperative that you have an attorney. Simply getting testimony on the record can be a challenge due to the multitude of evidence rules and procedures. Questioning witnesses can be a challenge even for an experienced attorney. A good Criminal Attorney will also develop a good trial strategy and present the facts in a light most favorable to you. Regardless of whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges you should always go to court with an attorney. If convicted, these charges will become a part of your permanent criminal record. If you are in need of a Criminal Attorney, call The Nelson Law Firm at 205-994-3183.