Some people worry that a Portland Criminal Defense Attorney will be too expensive for them to afford. They therefore go in and plead guilty to a charge, thinking they are saving money and being frugal. In actuality, trying to save money actually can cost a lot more in the long run. Before pleading guilty to a charge, speak with a lawyer at Kroll & Johnson for a free consultation to learn more about how a defense attorney can help with your particular legal issue while keeping legal fees to a minimum.
The first thing a lawyer will do is examine the facts of the case and the evidence against you. This will be the most important factor in making a determination of how best to proceed. A lawyer will then examine the evidence for any problems that may exist with it, such as police misconduct or improper handling of physical evidence. If it can be shown that this evidence was illegally gathered or has been handled in such a way to make its accuracy questionable, it may be possible to have this evidence dismissed.
If these don’t apply your particular charges, a Portland Criminal Defense Attorney can work out a plea deal with prosecutors to help mitigate the punishment against you. This is especially important for people facing felony charges. Since a felony conviction will impact things like job opportunities, the right to vote, the right to own a gun, and more, it is vital to try to keep this conviction off your record.
Before pleading guilty, speak with a lawyer at Kroll & Johnson. We offer a free consultation learn more about your case. We will then aggressively fight to defend your liberty, working to create reasonable doubt about your guilt. If you face serious criminal charges, contact an experienced, aggressive attorney at Kroll & Johnson right away.