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The Dangers of Representing Yourself without a Portland Criminal Defense Attorney

Some people choose to go it alone and fight their criminal charges without a Portland Criminal Defense Attorney. They may have had bad experiences with attorneys in the past and assume they can do a better job. While it  may be tempting to put your fate in your own hands, in almost every case it is a bad idea. Criminal law is extremely difficult to navigate on your own, no matter how intelligent or well-read you may be. If you face criminal charges, you need the help of an experienced defense lawyer.

The fact is that even the smartest person is going to have a difficult time representing themselves. This is because the success or failure of a defense relies on many variables that a defendant may not see. It also requires a dispassionate examination of the facts, which can be difficult for a defendant to do. An experienced Portland Criminal Defense Attorney will examine the facts of your case and advise on the best course of action.

When hired, an attorney will begin to do the following:

  • Gather evidence proving your innocence
  • Discuss a plea deal with the prosecutor that can significantly lessen the charges
  • Give you an ally during this difficult, frustrating process

All of these things can be invaluable as criminal charges make their way through the court system. While it may be tempting to go it alone, now is not the time to take risks. Now is the time to give yourself the best chance for success with a Portland Criminal Defense Attorney.

If you have been charged with a serious crime, you need the help of Kroll & Johnson. We will provide the advice and insight into your case and work to achieve the best outcome possible. For a free consultation regarding your charges, contact us right away.

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