Last week, we discussed two teenagers who were being charged with crimes related to an alleged shoplifting spree they went on along the Atlantic Avenue boardwalk. That story brings up an important point — everyone who is facing criminal charges of any sort has the right to offer a defense against the charges. There are several things that a person facing the criminal justice system must think about.
One important aspect of criminal defense is understanding the charges placed against you. Once that is understood, it is necessary to decide on what defense strategy will be used. Next, you have to be able to determine if a plea bargain will be offered and what the possibilities might entail. Finally, you have to understand what to expect if you go to trial and what will happen if you are convicted.
As you can imagine, all of those points can be very involved. In many cases, you might need to obtain the help of an attorney. Focusing on a lawyer’s experience and knowledge of the laws pertaining to your case is vital.
We know that deciding on a criminal defense attorney is a big decision for you. We believe that our clients deserve our attention, which is best given in face-to-face meetings. We can meet with you to evaluate your case and help you learn about your options.
Your defense strategy against the charges placed against you can sometimes have a big impact on the outcome of your case. Whether you are facing misdemeanor charges or felony charges, you deserve a criminal defense attorney who can represent you as you fight the charges.