What should you do if you are charged with a crime and you believe you are in fact guilty?
People are accused and charged with criminal offenses every day and there is a large population of those people who are in fact guilty of some crime. Of those people, many think, “I’m guilty, why would I need to hire a lawyer?”
While there are numerous reasons, the simple answer is that you need a lawyer in order to achieve the best possible result for your case and situation.
A lawyer is there to protect your rights and help you in navigating through a complex system of law and criminal justice. Additionally, a lawyer is experienced in reviewing the documents associated with your case, speaking with any witnesses, identifying and locating evidence, and exploring any possible defenses that may be available to you. Only after this investigation is accomplished is a lawyer in a position to give you good legal advice about your options.
If it turns out your case is not one that a favorable result could be reached in a trial, an experienced lawyer is proficient at identifying any mitigating factors which may assist in the negotiation of a plea agreement with a prosecutor and/or during the presentation conducted before the judge at your sentencing.
If you have been charged with a crime, it is important for you to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately in order to try and achieve the best results possible for you.