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Why Should I Hire an Arizona Private Criminal Defense Attorney?

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Would you operate on yourself? Medicine, as we all know, requires a specialized background. And you probably do not want an internist handling your knee replacement.

The same is true of the criminal justice system. People tell us all the time that they had no idea “this is how the system works.” Few people know what to do in the courtroom, what to say, or even where to park. Since we are at the courthouse almost every day, we know the local customs and the judges, court administrators and bailiffs.

A private criminal defense attorney can answer all of your process-related questions. The benefit you get is more than this, however.

Protecting Your Rights

Criminal charges and the fear of what is going to happen can easily take over your life. This is the most important thing right now. You may be losing sleep with worry. How could a conviction affect your future? What are your rights throughout the process? Who will stand up for them?

We recognize what is at stake and spend time answering your questions and addressing your concerns. Time is crucial. In this system, there can be an assembly line mentality to resolve cases as quickly as possible.

But question anyone who provides initial advice to take a plea. It is crucial to read police reports, gather evidence, complete an independent investigation and research the applicable law before deciding on the best path forward. This is also the only way to uncover any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case.

Fear of Trial

Most criminal cases will settle with a plea agreement, which means fewer attorneys have trial experience. Fear of trial has become a problem. Prosecutors know who has the experience to take a case to trial, and as they work to resolve cases as quickly as possible, they factor this into offers. In addition, the best possible deal is only possible by preparing a case for trial.

Disclaimer: The answer is intended to be for informational purposes only. It should not be relied on as legal advice, nor construed as a form of attorney-client relationship.

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