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Why You Should Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney Immediately

For one reason or another, you may find yourself before a judge, having gone from an average civilian to a criminal defendant. You should prioritize hiring a criminal defense attorney as soon as you need one. An attorney can help in the following ways.

Explain a Complicated System

The criminal law process is a complicated system to navigate alone. Hiring a criminal defense attorney will help you understand what to expect. Criminal defense attorneys know how the justice system works and will ensure that you don’t miss any deadlines to file important paperwork or appear for court proceedings. 

Protect Your Rights

A criminal defense attorney will ensure that your rights are protected throughout the entire legal process. They will do this by:

  • Handling witnesses
  • Gathering evidence
  • Explaining rules and regulations
  • Speaking out against inadmissible evidence
  • Arguing for a good sentence or possibly a dismissal
  • Ensuring your constitutional rights are not violated

Think of your criminal defense attorney as a close family member or friend who wants only the best for you and the best outcome for your case.

Obtain a Plea Bargain or Litigate at Trial

Your criminal defense attorney will be able to collaborate with the prosecutor to attempt to enter a plea bargain, which may help reduce your sentence and eliminate some (or even all) charges against you. 

If plea bargains do not work, however, we have years of litigation experience, and are ready to put it to good use! A criminal defense attorney can best represent you during litigation due to their prior experience. 

Call Us Now

For a completely free legal consultation with no obligations, call the experienced criminal defense lawyers at Shrader & Mendez, Attorneys at Law. We are happy to serve you!

For more information regarding our law firm, review what prior clients had to say about our dedicated team of lawyers and our service to them.

Get in touch with our law firm today at 813-360-1529.

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