1. I have been arrested and charged for a Crime; Do I even need a lawyer to represent me?Almost always a criminal law lawyer will be a benefit to you and your case if you have been charged for a crime. Criminal defense lawyers are privy to knowledge about the law, procedures of the court, and past experience in handling prior criminal cases which a non-lawyer does not have. These attributes make a criminal defense lawyer in all probability the most important factor in freeing you from prison, reducing your charge, and or forcing the prosecution to drop all charges. If you have been charged for a crime is vital that you consult with a highly skilled Criminal Defense law firm before you speak to the prosecution regarding any factor in your case.
2. I am considered an Indignant; and cannot afford an attorney but I do not want a court appointed attorney to represent me what can I do.Constitutionally a Criminal Justice system in required to provide you with a court appointed attorney if you are considered an indignant and the criminal charge has a risk of actual jail time. However many do not want to be represented by a court appointed lawyer for a multitude of reasons.
3. I want to hire a Criminal Defense lawyer what exactly do they do?Once hired, there are many things that a criminal defense lawyer must do to protect your rights under the law and see to it that you receive the best defense for a crime charged as possible. There is much work done and many actions by a lawyer in defense of his client that you may not be cognizant of; below is some of what a skill criminal defense lawyer does.
- Fully Represent you in al Court proceedings
- Provide investigator who will attempt to uncover information that is to your benefit in the case
- Provide skilled and knowledgeable negotiation skills against often uncooperative county prosecutors
- Ability to cast doubt in witness testimony and or evidence against you because of the unlawful nature prosecutors and or witnesses have accumulated such information
- Explain to client and his loved ones the consequences of your crime and knowledgeable guidance of future course of action after the trial
- Use expertise and skills to defend your constitutional right to a free and fair trial
- Use familiarity with court procedures, judges, and prosecutors to benefit you in trial.