If you are facing a criminal charge you may feel overwhelmed and want to do whatever it takes to resolve the issue quickly. Though it is understandable why you might feel that way it is important to take the time to assess all of your options before deciding how to proceed. While jumping into a resolution may relieve the immediate stress you are feeling about the matter, it will not make the issue go away. In fact, that approach could have ramifications that affect your life far into the future.
Depending on the criminal charges you face, the penalties associated with a conviction or a quickly agreed to settlement, can be harsh. Accordingly, it is important to fully understand the complexities surrounding your case before taking any action. The best way to do this is to work with a criminal defense lawyer who has an established track record.
While some criminal defense lawyers are quick to pursue a plea deal that is not always in your best interest. An attorney who plans for trial from the outset often places you in a much better negotiation position should the opportunity arise down the line. In the alternative, a criminal defense lawyer who takes this approach is prepared to mount a strong defense should the case proceed to trial. Since preparation is a key element of securing a desired outcome in anything you do, this is important.
We defend individuals facing a variety of criminal charges such as those related to drugs, sex crimes, white collar crimes and drunk driving. For more information on how we might help you defend yourself against those charges, and others, please see our website.