If you have been charged with a crime, the most important decision you can make is whether or not you should hire a criminal defense attorney. Unfortunately, many defendants make the wrong choice, often for one of the following reasons:
It's "just" a traffic ticket.
It's "just" a misdemeanor.
I'm guilty and have no defense.
I'll look guilty if I hire a lawyer.
They will be lenient if I cooperate.
I don't need a lawyer to plead guilty.
Each of these reasons illustrates the fact that most defendants do not understand the situation they are in or how a lawyer can help. At The Law Offices of Steven T. Rodemer, LLC, you can count on us to explain exactly how we can help with your case.
Your Criminal Defense Attorney Can Explain the Charges You Are Facing
Many defendants do not really understand the charges they are facing. The formal name of the charge may include archaic legal jargon or sound like something you didn't do. You may be charged with multiple crimes as a result of a single incident, some of which are crimes you did not commit. Your lawyer can explain each of the charges you are facing and what punishment you can expect to receive if convicted.
Your Criminal Defense Attorney Can Evaluate the Prosecution's Case
It is common for defendants to lose sight of the fact that they are guilty until proven innocent. This means that the prosecution must have evidence to support a conviction for the crime you have been charged with. Your criminal defense lawyer can review the evidence the prosecution has, assess the strength of their case, and most importantly, identify its weaknesses.
Your Criminal Defense Attorney Can Investigate Your Case and Gather Evidence
You are not required to accept the prosecution's version of events. Your lawyer can conduct their own independent investigation into what happened, which often yields important evidence that contradicts the prosecution's case or at least calls it into question. Along the way, your lawyer can gather the evidence you need to build a strong defense.
Your Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You Find the Best Way Forward
If you have been charged with a crime, it is vital that you understand that you have options. Your lawyer can help you decide what is the best way forward for you, from pleading guilty to a lesser charge to preparing an aggressive defense at trial. They will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision, and then work with you to execute the best possible strategy for getting a fair result.
Talk to a Castle Rock Criminal Defense Attorney Today
Whether it is a misdemeanor traffic offense or a serious felony, at The Law Offices of Steven T. Rodemer, LLC, we drive hard to get the best possible results for our clients. Contact us today via phone or email to schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can help you face your charges.