When people think of criminal defense attorneys, they think of attorneys standing up in the courtroom and questioning witnesses and making arguments to judges. But did you know we can help you with a lot more than just the courtroom? Here are 4 things we typically help our clients with that don’t involve the courtroom.
1. Whether or not to take a lie detector test. This decision should not be made lightly. Even if you are telling the truth, it won’t always come across that way on a lie detector test. On top of that, the results may or may not be admissible in court. We’ll guide you through the pros and cons and help you come to the best decision depending on your specific case.
2. Decisions surrounding a plea agreement. Not only will we negotiate plea agreements, if that’s something our client is interested in, but we will also help you determine what is and is not a good offer. We’ll guide you through the decision-making process, identifying all of the pros and cons and helping you decide what’s best for you and your loved ones.
3. Who to talk with about your case. We can help you understand when you should and should not make statements about your case. This can include statements to family and friends, some of whom could be potential witnesses. You should understand when those statements could come out in court and could be misconstrued or when making statements may be a good decision.
4. How these charges will affect your life outside of criminal consequences. Throughout your case, we will identify how these charges could affect other aspects of your life – your ability to drive, your employment, etc. so that you are fully informed in every decision you make. While criminal consequences are important, there are other consequences that you should consider.
Regardless of whether you are facing misdemeanors or felonies, in state or federal court, we can help you understand the charges and make the best decisions for you and your family. Give us a call today for your free consultation.