4 Key Reasons to Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a crime, you are likely feeling overwhelmed and a bit scared. Facing legal proceedings can be extremely intimidating, especially if you plan to represent yourself. With your future being on the line, though, it is worth it to hire a tenacious criminal defense attorney to represent you in the Bay Area and here’s why.
- Firm understanding of the law: The legal proceedings of a criminal case are complex, and without legal experience or knowledge, you may struggle to understand everything happening. Hiring a criminal defense attorney, however, enables you to have all of his/her knowledge on your side as you fight to clear your name or obtain a reduced sentence.
- Ability to analyze your case: An attorney can review your case, analyze the prosecutor’s evidence, and research your situation, to give you an honest opinion of your case and provide you with best and worst case scenarios that could happen in court.
- Seek reduced charges: Even though you may feel like your situation is hopeless, your attorney will do everything in his/her power to seek out a reduced sentence or determine if there is any evidence to have your case dismissed entirely.
- Ensure evidence is included or excluded: There are instances where prosecutors attempt to use evidence that was either obtained illegally or by hearsay. Partnering with a criminal defense attorney ensures that you have an advocate that fights to have this type of evidence excluded from the case, and that evidence that supports your case is included in court.
Everyone needs help at some point, and if you are facing criminal charges, that time is now. Just know you are not alone. At Nicholson Law, our criminal defense attorneys represent clients throughout Northern California. When you need an advocate in your case, reach out to our legal team, we are here to help.