“The cops don’t have any evidence against me. This will go away on its own.”
Never assume this is true. Even innocent people can end up in prison if the evidence seems to point against them. Don’t take any chances when it comes to protecting your freedom.
“The state has to give me a public defender, so I don’t need to find a lawyer myself.”
True, you can work with the public defender. Often, though, a more experienced lawyer will have a better chance of fighting your charges. At our firm, for instance, we are especially knowledgeable about drug crimes and mental health cases. We also have more than 25 years of experience defending clients from all kinds of criminal charges, both at the state and federal levels.
“This won’t go away no matter what I do, so I shouldn’t waste my time and money on a good lawyer.”
Again, you can’t know that for sure, and there’s a lot a criminal defense attorney can do to help. For example, when we take on a criminal case, we closely examine all of the evidence against you to make sure the police did their job correctly. If they didn’t, we may be able to stop that evidence from being used against you. Likewise, we look at the charges against you and see if there’s any way to lower your penalties or to get your charge reduced to one that is less severe.These are just a few of so many things we can do to help you get past this criminal charge. Call us today to learn more about your rights, your options, and what we can do for you.