Why Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer Does NOT Mean You’re a Criminal

Everyone makes mistakes. Making mistakes does not inherently make you a criminal. In the same way, some people will face trouble with the law, and asking for help in those situations does not make you a criminal. Still, hiring a criminal defense lawyer often carries a stigma of guilt, leading to thousands of people in Florida each year facing criminal charges with no legal representation, according to recent statistics.

In this article, a criminal lawyer in Tampa with The Rickman Law Firm shares the top three reasons that you should hire a criminal defense attorney, none of which include you being a criminal.

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Criminal Defense Attorneys Have Intimate Knowledge of the Court System

When you are navigating any type of court case, criminal or civil, the procedures are complex. Criminal lawyers in Tampa have an intimate working knowledge of the law and, beyond simply knowing the law in and out, understand the rules and procedures required. They will help you navigate the court system and understand your best options for your defense as well as ways to negotiate in sentencing, should your case get that far.

Criminal Defense Lawyers Are Committed to Understanding Your Case

Your case is not one-size-fits-all. There are likely subtle nuances to your case that, when understood fully, can mean the difference between fines and jail time and freedom. A criminal lawyer in Tampa will be fully committed to understanding your case and how the facts of your case, evidence, and other factors can be used to your advantage. This is especially important when thinking about the stigma of hiring a defense attorney. A defense lawyer who fully understands your case can give you an edge that you desperately need to prove that you are not a criminal.

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Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Give You Peace of Mind

Beyond simply walking you through the process and fully understanding your case, your attorney can give you peace of mind. An experienced attorney will have spent years handling cases just like your own, and, throughout your case, you can have peace of mind knowing that you do not have to figure out how to defend yourself. After the case is resolved, your attorney can help you get back on your feet and familiarize yourself with all of the resources available to you.

Whether or not you are actually guilty of committing a crime, don’t let the stigma of hiring a criminal defense lawyer hold you back from protecting yourself. Contact a criminal lawyer in Tampa with The Rickman Law Firm to discuss the best possible defense for your specific case. Your attorney will help you navigate the complexities of the court system so that you do not lose valuable time with your family or your workplace and keep your case moving while you focus on what really matters to you.

For a free consultation with a criminal lawyer in Tampa, please contact The Rickman Law Firm today.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.

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