People often ask if they need an attorney to handle their case or if they can do it on their own. While this is a question every person must answer for themselves, and you have the right to represent yourself if you choose, criminal charges should not be treated like a DIY project. When you are charged with a crime your reputation, your future, and your freedom are on the line. Hiring an attorney can be the difference between a conviction and an acquittal.
I encourage individuals to contact an attorney as quickly as possible. Even if you do not end up hiring an attorney it is important to understand your rights and your options. During this time of crisis it is critical that you at least consult with a knowledgeable and trustworthy attorney before making any decisions.
Often, the first place many people turn when charged with a crime is the Internet. Although there is a wealth of information available out there, every criminal case is unique and laws are different in every jurisdiction. In fact, every local court system has unique customs and procedures - how a criminal case is handled changes county to county and even judge to judge. Information found on the Internet is not one size fits all and you should have a skilled attorney to help you through the process.
In the end, it is your decision; you have to do what is right for you. However, I do not charge anything for consultations so what do you have to lose? Give me a call to discuss your case, it may the most important thing you do.