The Benefits Of A Criminal Defense Attorney

Too often, people simply accept criminal charges because they do not realize their legal options or they think these charges will not affect their life. This could not be further from the truth. Any offense can have a negative impact on you but a criminal defense attorney can benefit you in many ways. Here are a few important reasons to hire a lawyer:

Keeping Your Record Clean

Without legal help in fighting your charges, you could end up paying fines, serving jail time and other such penalties. Even after these immediate consequences, you will have a mark on your criminal record.

Any criminal history, no matter the offense, can hurt your chances of gaining employment and housing. It may also affect custody of your children, if applicable. This is why criminal offenses need to be taken seriously. A lawyer can help defend you from long-term consequences that would continue to impact you.

Speaking On Your Behalf

You may know of your right to remain silent. This right exists because anything you say can be used as evidence in legal matters. Police officers will use your words against you if you say something that could hurt your case. When you hire a lawyer, he or she can act as an intermediary to talk to officers and other officials for you.

Deeply Understanding The Law

Attorneys' studies revolve around the law and the processes involved in legal cases. This means they know what strategies to use, what to expect from the other side and how to best fight for a positive outcome for you. Our attorneys at The Jonas Law Firm, P.L.L.C., all specialize in specific practice areas and understand the nuances of North Carolina laws. Your criminal defense case will be in skilled and experienced hands here.

To arrange a consultation with us, please contact us online or call 704-666-1210.

We have offices in Lincolnton and Denver, and we meet clients at our Gastonia office by appointment. We serve clients throughout Lincolnton County.