Do I Really Need a Criminal Lawyer?
Criminal Charges Are A Serious Matter and You Need a Serious Criminal Defense Attorney to Fight For You
Many people hire an attorney to handle something minor like a traffic ticket, but if you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor, felony, or federal crime in Wake County, you need to hire an aggressive, experienced, Raleigh criminal defense attorney to defend you against the charges.
Too many people make the mistake of thinking that their criminal charges aren’t serious and try to go it alone. Doing this can cause serious issues in that you can potentially damage whatever defense you may have, making it more difficult for a criminal attorney to get things back on track, as well resulting in a conviction that may have been avoided. Once convicted, your options become very limited in terms of trying to undo guilty verdict. While there are potential options, those are complicated, time consuming, and expensive, so it’s cheaper to hire an attorney to do things right the first time.
If you have not yet been charged with a crime, hiring an attorney for pre-arrest representation can sometimes be a major factor in preventing criminal charges. Beyond this, an effective criminal lawyer will attempt to not only prevent you from being charged, but to prevent law enforcement from gathering information they might use to successfully prosecute you if you are criminally charged. While being arrested is not fun, being convicted is worse, so investing in a criminal attorney during the investigation phase can make a huge difference.