Some people think that hiring a defense lawyer is a waste of money. They assume that they can get a plea deal from a prosecutor that is similar to one this prosecutor would offer an attorney. They think that they can save a little money by handling the case on their own. While it is certainly within a person’s right to represent themselves, it is generally not a good idea. If you have questions about what a defense lawyer can do, take advantage of a free consultation to learn more.
The first thing a defense lawyer will do for you is investigate the facts surrounding your case. There may be problems that are not apparent to a layperson. For example, in a drunk driving case, there could be problems with the testing equipment or problems with the police stop. An attorney will know exactly what to look for in these cases to find problems with the investigation.
If problems are found, an attorney can use this to build reasonable doubt about a case. This can lead to a favorable plea deal from the prosecutor or maybe even evidence being thrown out entirely. Obviously this is a much better outcome than simply pleading guilty. An experienced attorney will work to find any problems that may exist in your case and use it to build reasonable doubt about your guilt.
At Kroll & Johnson, we have helped clients throughout Portland get the help they need when they have been charged with a serious crime. We will aggressively fight for your freedom and do everything we can to build reasonable doubt about your guilt. We work tirelessly to achieve the best outcome possible for your charges. For a free consultation to learn what we can do for you, contact Kroll & Johnson right away.