Convicted of a Crime? It’s Not Over. Here are Some Ways That a Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help
The moment police officers slap on the handcuffs and place you under arrest can be surreal. The thought that you can face high fines, penalties, and even jail time can be terrifying. The next thought is often the public embarrassment that will follow as you have to explain the incident to friends and family members. The best remedy for resolving all of these problems is to call a top criminal defense lawyer.
Here are just a few ways a criminal defense lawyer can help with your case:
Help to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed
Oftentimes, prosecutors charge defendants with a serious crime, but yet don’t meet the criteria for those charges to be met. By researching the facts and investigating the case, a criminal defense lawyer will develop a theory of defense to help reduce the charges against you or, better yet, get the charges dismissed.
Negotiate a plea bargain
If there is way too much evidence against you to take the case to trial, your lawyer can help negotiate a plea bargain. For defendants, the most significant benefit to a plea bargain is to eradicate the unpredictability of a criminal trial and avoid the maximum sentence. Your lawyer will negotiate with the district attorney to reduce charges, reduce potential sentencing or even a case dismissal.
Raise reasonable doubt
If your case doesn’t reach a plea deal and you end up going on trial before a judge or a jury, a criminal defense lawyer will work to give rise to reasonable doubt. They will try to find gaps in proof, holes in the evidence, inconsistencies and obtain their own evidence to cast doubt in the eyes of the jury and judge, so you can avoid conviction.
If you have been arrested or convicted of a crime, it is always best to hire a criminal defense lawyer. It’s not uncommon for overzealous officers to overstep or make erroneous arrests. An experienced, hard-working criminal defense lawyer delivers forceful arguments in a court of law that challenge the government’s accusations against you and will obtain the best outcome for your case, whether that be negotiating a plea deal or taking your case to trial.
Meason Law Office provides a professional experience for all our clients, helping them navigate their legal rights. Our focus is criminal law (felonies and misdemeanors).
Marty Meason is a divorce attorney, family law attorney, criminal defense attorney, estate planning attorney, child support attorney, and DUI attorney serving Washington, Nowata, Osage, and Rogers counties. Whether you live in Pawhuska, Claremore, Bartlesville, Nowata, Collinsville, Dewey, Ramona, Ochelata, or another nearby city, we can help you get justice! Call our office today to schedule a consultation.
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