How Can a Criminal Defense Lawyer Help Me?
New Jersey criminal law can be very difficult to navigate and truly understand when you are not a lawyer. Lawyers have the most recent laws and bylaws to an ever-changing legal system. If you are dealing with a criminal offense, having that knowledge of the legal processes is essential towards getting the result you want. Criminal defense attorneys have a multitude of skills and resources to thoroughly protect their clients through the various amount of offenses possible.
While it may be tempting to try and represent yourself in an attempt to save money, or because you feel that your criminal charge is small, this kind of thinking has resulted in numerous people paying enormous legal fees and possibly getting charged for that crime even if they are innocent. Criminal defense lawyers know the paperwork, the strategy and the procedures that need to be in place to protect you from a charge. New Jersey attorneys know the court system in the state, which makes it invaluable to those looking at a NJ criminal charge.
The job of the criminal defense lawyer is not just talking in front of a judge and questioning witnesses. An experienced attorney is familiar with the current criminal laws, legal procedures, and has handed numerous cases. While each case is different, a lawyer’s experience in numerous areas of practice helps them protect their clients. Criminal defense attorneys can hire investigators, help manage the emotions of their clients and keep legal costs minimal. Usually those who decide to represent themselves in a court of law end up spending more money in legal fees than they would have if they had hired an attorney at the beginning.
Getting wrongfully charged with a crime can lead to enormous consequences. Having a criminal record, jail time, fines and possible loss of future job offers can occur if found guilty. A good criminal defense attorney can possibly reduce the severity of the charge, punishment and incarceration. Sometimes a charge can be removed completely, depending on the situation.
To know what your legal options are, call the Law Office of Jennifer Marshall, Esq., and with our initial consultation, begin work on your case today. Protect your rights and get experienced legal counsel on your side by calling today.