How can a criminal defence lawyer help my case? Being charged with a criminal offence, whether major or minor, is a serious matter. A person facing criminal charges risks severe penalties and consequences, such as jail time, having a criminal record, loss of relationships and future job prospects, and more. While some legal matters can be handled alone, a criminal arrest of any nature warrants the legal advice of a qualified criminal defence lawyer who can protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for your case.
If you are facing a criminal conviction, a criminal defence lawyer can help you understand (1) the nature of the charges; (2) any available defences; (3) what plea bargains are likely to be offered; and (4) what is expected after trial or conviction. Dealing with your criminal matter on your own can be an overwhelming and stressful experience, so if you or your loved one has been changed with a criminal offence, it is crucial to speak to a criminal defence lawyer at the early stage of your case. A good criminal defence lawyer can reduce the severity of the punishment for a crime and minimize or eliminate jail time. In addition, a criminal defence lawyer can help you develop a sound defence strategy.
Hiring a criminal defence lawyer is important to protect your rights and make the state overcome their burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Whether guilty as charged or wrongly accused, having a lawyer is essential to protect your rights, fight for your freedom and advise you throughout the entire process.
Depending on the evidence that the state has against you, a resolution without a trial may be necessary. Often, the prosecution has weaknesses in their case, and a lawyer can articulate reasons why your case should be dismissed, or a better resolution should be offered. When facing the prospects of a criminal conviction, probation or prison, you should never stand by yourself. The state has lawyers to prosecute your case, and you should also have a defence lawyer on your side to protect your rights and freedom.
Further, a criminal defence lawyer can raise constitutional issues that are evident in your case that can persuade the state to withdraw charge(s) against you or offer more favourable resolution for your matter. A defence lawyer can protect you from the power and the force of the state. Sometimes, it is necessary to hire experts to educate the prosecution and ultimately a jury. Identifying potential constitutional and factual issues and the possible defences is an essential element in defending all cases.
The criminal defence lawyers at Bykov Law have the necessary skills, knowledge, and expertise to help you with your criminal matter. Don’t jeopardise your future – call us today for a free consultation.