While self-representation is always an option after being accused of a criminal offense, it can sometimes appear more promising than it actually is. There are myriads of legal books and all of the laws are generally available online; however, there is a major disconnect between knowing the facts and creating a solid case before a court of law. The practice of criminal law cannot be merely studied and understood after merely looking over a few notes. Even after becoming familiar with the basic legal nomenclature, actually implementing strategies, knowing where to look for evidence and how to examine witnesses is a certain skill set that is only learned through experience.
What can a lawyer do for you?
Every single criminal case is unique. Even the simplest case can require expert legal guidance provided by a representative who knows the intricacies of the Texas judicial system. You do not want to risk your future freedom due to the fact that you did not have adequate assistance. Break the stereotypes you may have about what criminal attorneys actually do or don't do and take a look at the following list of some of the services they can provide.
Power of Negotiation
They can negotiate on your behalf with the prosecution to come up with an arrangement for reduced charges or penalties. A prosecutor will be prone to be much less cooperative with a person who is defending themselves.
Pleading Guilty or Not
An experienced criminal attorney can explain the hidden consequences associated with pleading guilty, some of which may be more obscure that you might not think of on your own.
Having an attorney with you can help as you cope with the frightening circumstances surrounding you, especially on an emotional level.
Knowledgeable Regarding All Laws
They are knowledgeable regarding many "hidden" legal rules that an average person would not know to look for or how to find it. Sometimes these criminal law rules can make all the difference in the final judgment of a case.
Understanding of the Judicial System
In general, they are extremely familiar with court room customs, legal procedures and the justice system overall. They know how to appeal to prosecutors at the right time, the right verbiage to use and other important skills that can only come with practice.
Can Ascertain Critical Information
Procuring essential witnesses, evidence and other critical information is best done by someone not charged with a criminal offense. It has been shown that oftentimes witnesses are too afraid to speak with someone potentially accused of a crime because of the pressure involved.
With extremely severe crimes, investigators can be brought onto a case by a criminal attorney. Investigators can protect your rights in defense of the prosecution's witnesses, bringing truth to stories that may be improperly embellished with falsehoods about the case.
Criminal Defense Is Their Area of Expertise
Over all, a lawyer is essential to the success of a criminal case due to the fact that they can devote undivided time and energy to the case, while the accused usually has to continue to carry on with their lives in the meantime. Someone who works full time does not necessarily have the time and energy to prepare a defense strategy, let alone know even where to begin.
Moving Forward: Retaining Attorney Nelson Knight
Armed with aggressive defense tactics and a passion for justice, Dallas criminal defense attorney, Nelson Knight, has the resources and experience to take on any criminal matter. Not only is he highly knowledgeable, but his compassion for each of his clients is demonstrated in his work ethic. He will work wholeheartedly from the beginning of your case all the way through to the end, personally fighting on your behalf. At Knight Law Office, we strongly believe that each person is innocent until proven guilty, and we also know that mistakes happen. Don't let that one mistake ruin your future.
Jail release is also available 24/7, as we understand the desire to get out of jail and back into the comfort of your home as quickly as possible. We offer a free case evaluation form for all potential clients, so do not hesitate to get in touch with our firm before it is too late. Having the right advocate by your side may be the game changer for your entire case. Call us today at (214) 712-2280 for more information and to speak with Attorney Knight in further detail about your case.
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