When a person gets in trouble with the law, oftentimes one of the first questions they ask themselves is, “Should I hire a lawyer?” Sometimes that question can be easily answered, while other times you’re not sure if it is necessary. Today, we share five examples of cases where we guarantee that you would benefit from hiring a criminal defense attorney as opposed to challenging the case on your own or with a court appointed lawyer.
Do I Need A Lawyer?
Here are five instances where it’s in your best interest to hire a criminal defense lawyer to help defend your case.
1. A DUI – A drunk driving conviction comes with a lot of potential penalties. Aside from fines and jail time, you could also lose your license, forfeit your vehicle and see huge increases in your insurance. Some estimates say that the average DUI costs over $10,000. There are a number of ways a criminal defense lawyer can challenge your DUI arrest that you may not be aware of or that a public defender may not have time to research. When it comes to drunk driving, it is always in your best interest to hire a lawyer.
2. A Felony – You should also make it a point to hire legal representation if you are facing felony charges. Felony charges carry the most serious of consequences, so you don’t want to mess around on your own and end up getting the book thrown at you. Lower charges can be upgraded rather quickly if an injury occurs or a weapon is present during the commission of the crime, so it doesn’t take much to end up facing serious charges. We’ve handled hundreds of felony cases before, and we are very successful at either getting them dropped or reduced.
3. Your Driver’s License Is On The Line – You might not think that your speeding ticket is that big of a deal, but if you have other offenses on your record, there’s a chance that your license may be revoked or suspended for your latest ticket. The loss of your driving privileges can impact your ability to get to work, which can ultimately cost you your job. You know how important your license is, so if your ticket could result in the loss of your license, be sure to reach out to an experienced traffic lawyer.
4. Your Child Is Facing Charges – As we explained in a different blog, we understand that some parents want to teach their kids a lesson the hard way if they end up in legal trouble. We agree that there needs to be consequences at home, but consider getting them some help with the legal system. A conviction at a young age can severely impact their ability to get a job, apply for housing or get into college, so don’t just hang them out to dry when it comes to fighting their charges. Talk with a criminal defense lawyer to see if representation would be in your child’s best interest, because odds are it would be.
5. You Want The Best Chance To Win – Hiring a lawyer gives you the best chance to win your case, plain and simple. You may very well be able to challenge the charges on your own, but if you want to ensure that your have the absolute best chance to beat the charges, you have to be willing to spend a little money on a criminal defense lawyer. By hiring a lawyer, you’ll ensure that a professional legal mind will look at all angles of your case to determine the best way to challenge and beat the charges. If winning your case is a necessity, you’ll want a criminal defense lawyer by your side.