Do I need a lawyer? This is probably one of the initial questions that anyone charged with a crime will ask themselves. Should you hire or not hire a lawyer to defend you in court? Whether you are innocent or guilty, the best thing you can do is to hire a criminal defense attorney. Your attorney will know how to fight for your rights, present your evidence, and help win your case or reduce your penalty.
Although a downside of getting a criminal lawyer is the cost, you must remember that attorneys’ fees are minimal when compared to the cost of a conviction. If you’re not sure if you should spend the money, you should ask yourself what will happen to you and your family if you are being convicted of a crime. A criminal conviction can cost you your job, make it more difficult to find future employment, or result in spending time in jail or prison. Below are some of the reasons why you need to hire a criminal lawyer.
They Understand How the Judicial System Works
The law can be complicated and confusing even for people in the legal profession. It is for this reason you need to hire a criminal defense lawyer to represent you in court. Not only are they on your side in a court of law, a criminal attorney fully grasps and understands how the system works. They have spent years defending various people for different criminal offenses. Highly experienced and competent lawyers know the often complex workings of the justice system. Whether you were charged with assault, possession, shoplifting, or any other criminal offense,the lawyers at BernsteinHough, P.C., can walk with you step by step to understand how your case will proceed through the justice system.
They Know The Law and How To Protect Your Rights
Lawyers know the legal and constitutional limits of what police officers can and cannot do when obtaining evidence or investigating a client. You may have been charged with a crime, but the evidence against you may have been obtained in violation of your constitutional rights. If that is the case, your charges could be dismissed or reduced. Criminal defense lawyers spend years learning the law and are always studying new developments. They will be able to assess whether your case might be able to be dismissed or reduced if proper legal procedures were not followed. Talk to us so we can assess your case to see if there may have been any violations of your rights.
They Can Safeguard your Future
A criminal conviction can negatively impact you and your future. A good lawyer may be able to help you either win your case, reduce your charges, or lessen your penalty. A good criminal defense attorney will be able to evaluate the strengths of your case or any potential weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case, and use that knowledge to win your case or negotiate a favorable outcome for you. Our knowledge of the law, coupled with years of experience handling criminal cases throughout Virginia makes us confident in our abilities to defend you against any criminal charges and work to safeguard your future.
You may think that it’s costly to hire a lawyer to defend your case, but it’s nearly always worth it to get a lawyer to represent you. Not having a lawyer to defend you may end up costing you more down the road. If you are convicted of a crime, even one for which you are not guilty, there is the possibility (and in some cases guarantee) that you will go to jail. A jail sentence means you would not be able to work, and not working means no income. In some cases, a conviction can cause you to lose your driver’s license. For people who need a license for work, a conviction could mean the loss of employment. These scenarios can possibly be avoided if you have a defense attorney to represent you and fight for you in court. We offer free initial consultations at BernsteinHough. P.C., and we have affordable rates. Let us know how we can help you.
They Have Defended Thousands of Clients
Some attorneys handle many types of law: personal injury, wills and estates, divorce, and criminal law. However, at BernteinHough, P.C. we only handle criminal matters. We have handled cases ranging from running a stop sign to DUI, and from simple assault to first degree murder. This is the advantage of hiring a lawyer that handles only criminal law: whatever you’ve been charged with, we’ve likely handled that charge many times in the past. Our criminal lawyers at BernsteinHough, P.C., have extensive experience representing various criminal cases similar to yours, and we can effectively defend your case.
They Can Guide You Through the Process
A good lawyer cannot promise that nothing negative will happen to you. They will, however, do the best that they can to defend you in court and to do everything to dismiss or reduce your charges. Criminal lawyers can effectively evaluate your case and give you the best advice on possible strategies and potential outcomes in your case. At BernsteinHough, P.C., we will guide you through the process and advise you on the steps to take to help you get the best outcome in your case. We will discuss with you, in detail, whether it would be better to battle the criminal charges in court or to negotiate a plea deal. We will help you to make the right decisions about your future with only your best interests in mind.
They Have Developed Relationships with Prosecuting Attorneys
Over years, criminal defense attorneys build relationships with local prosecutors and judges and get to know their preferences. Knowing local practices and procedures, lawyers are often able to negotiate a better plea deal for the party they are representing. We at BernsteinHough, P.C., have represented thousands of clients throughout central Virginia. Because we are familiar with the local courts in these areas, we will be able to help you get the best outcome for your case.
Get in Touch With BernsteinHough, P.C. Today
Have you been charged with committing a crime? Protect yourself and your future by hiring BernsteinHough, P.C., Our 25+ combined years of experience handling different criminal cases gives us the knowledge and the ability to provide effective solutions to your case. We have defended thousands of clients over the years and are committed to helping you with your criminal charges.