What Can A Criminal Defense Attorney Do For You?
For many of us, it doesn’t matter how much we think we know about criminal proceedings. The moment we face something as serious as a criminal charge, it becomes difficult to remain calm and think clearly. After all, this is a life-changing moment.
That’s why it’s crucial to know exactly what a criminal defense attorney does and how their expertise can help you in your most vulnerable moment. Here’s a simple breakdown:
Before you step foot in a courtroom, a defense attorney is already working for you, navigating the complex criminal law to figure out your best options.
For instance, one thing that your attorney will do will be to review everything that happened up to the moment of your arrest and decide whether there is a possibility of dropped charges. Perhaps there is not enough evidence against you or the police department didn’t follow correct protocol, for example. These are all things that would be difficult to identify without training in legal defense.
Another important job of your defense attorney: negotiating a plea bargain. This may be a valuable option for anyone with an unavoidable guilty verdict. In this scenario, the attorney would sit down with prosecutor to reach an agreement outside of a formal trial, so that you get a reduced charge or the promise of a lighter sentence.
Perhaps most importantly, your attorney's job throughout the entire criminal proceeding is to make you aware of everything that is happening and might happen in your case. Your lawyer is an invaluable wealth of knowledge as well as an advocate for you.
Overall, there’s nothing better that you can do in the face of a criminal charge than seek the counsel of a defense attorney. With their knowledge of criminal law and dedication to you as a client, you can be sure that you are in good hands.
Contact us at Alsip Law Office so that you can learn more about how we take care of our clients across Indiana.