La Follette Criminal Defense Lawyer
When you are facing a criminal charge, it is crucial that you know your rights. These rights include the right to have a lawyer represent you in interactions with law enforcement and in court. Your lawyer can protect your other rights, such as the right to avoid self-incrimination and the right to challenge evidence that you believe is irrelevant or was obtained illegally. After you are arrested, the first thing you should do is start working with an experienced La Follette criminal defense lawyer. Working with a lawyer will improve your chance of reaching a favorable outcome with your case.
Case Types We Handle
Our team works with individuals facing misdemeanor charges as well as felony charges. Every criminal charge should be handled seriously; do not assume that because you are facing a misdemeanor, you do not have to work with a lawyer to fight the charge.
Depending on your charge, you could be facing:
- Jail time;
- Community service; and
- Loss of certain privileges, such as the privilege of driving.
In addition to these penalties, you are facing a lifetime of having a criminal conviction on your record. This can negatively impact your ability to secure a job or a place to live. If you are facing a felony charge, you are also facing the prospect of losing your right to own firearms and your right to vote.
Why you Should Work with a Criminal Defense Lawyer
Your criminal defense lawyer is on your side. No matter what evidence the prosecution has to support your charge or how likely it seems that you will be found guilty, your lawyer’s job is to work hard on your behalf to push for the best outcome for you.
Under ideal conditions, the best outcome for your criminal case is for the court to find you not guilty and dismiss the charge. When this happens, there is no conviction on your criminal record and you are free to move on with your life. This is not always possible. Sometimes, the best outcome for an individual facing a criminal charge is to participate in a pretrial diversion program. This type of program makes it possible for certain offenders to have their charges dropped in exchange for completing certain requirements. Often, participation in this type of program provides the individual with the help he or she needs. Your best solution might be accepting a plea bargain, an opportunity to avoid the more severe penalties you are facing by pleading guilty to a lesser charge. Still yet, your best outcome might be capitalizing on your case’s mitigating factors to reduce the penalties you face for a conviction.
Work with an Experienced La Follette Criminal Defense Lawyer
When you are charged with a criminal offense, it is in your best interest to get started on your legal defense strategy as soon as possible. Contact our team of La Follette criminal defense lawyers at Fox & Farley today to schedule your initial legal consultation in our office.