Reasons Why You Need An Experienced Michigan Criminal Attorney – Even If You Want To Plead Guilty
If you are charged with a crime and want to enter a plea of guilty, you are probably wondering why you need an attorney. You do because an experienced Michigan criminal attorney can negotiate a plea agreement that would be better for you than just a “plain” guilty plea or a plea bargain reached by a lawyer who does not do what is necessary to get you the best possible result. Even if you are guilty of an offense, plea bargains can be reached in cases that can prevent jail, eliminate a conviction, keep you employed, reduce the costs and fines with probation, keep you from being deported (if not a US citizen), maintain your driver’s license and more.
A Michigan Criminal Attorney Can Help You
An experienced Michigan criminal attorney can analyze your case and advise whether or not you really need to plead guilty. An attorney can review your case and the evidence and decide if there are possible defenses to the prosecutor’s charges and if it would be in your best interest to fight the charges and possibly get your case dismissed. If your case is not dismissed, an experienced attorney can better your bargaining position by challenging the evidence. An experienced attorney can negotiate a better resolution for you than you would be able to do for yourself or with a less experienced lawyer. This is because an attorney who specializes in criminal law understands that there are times that police officers may act inappropriately or there are constitutional issues that may involve illegal traffic stops, searches and other constitutional issues that inexperienced attorneys or laypeople do not know or understand. Those issues can be used as a possible bargaining chip when negotiating with a prosecutor. Also there are many times a prosecutor will be willing to reduce charges in order to get a conviction, then risk losing a case all together. Most criminal defense attorneys are fearful of fighting a case because they do not want to risk damaging a relationship with a judge or prosecutor. A true fighter will do whatever is necessary to get the best outcome no matter the path that must be followed.
Some jurisdictions have diversion programs that might be available to you. An inexperienced attorney or layperson might not be aware of these programs or may not be able to persuade a judge or prosecutor to grant the program. A diversion program will often allow you to avoid a criminal record, or get mental health or substance abuse treatment instead of going to jail or prison. A person with an inadequate lawyer who fails to get into such a program will likely not get a second chance with a better lawyer down the road. There are many programs and options available that you need the help of an experienced Michigan criminal attorney to learn about them and whether you qualify.
Often Overlooked By Inexperienced Attorneys or Laypeople
Inexperienced attorneys or laypeople often overlook the issue of deportation. If you are not an American citizen convictions of certain crimes can cause you to be be deported. These are most often crimes of “moral turpitude”, aggravated felony charges, manufacturing and distribution of drug cases and others. They can include crimes of violence, including domestic violence. An experienced Michigan criminal attorney gives you the best chance of negotiating a plea bargain that reduces or eliminates the possible immigration consequence.
LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. are the Michigan Criminal Attorneys To Count On
The law firm of LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. has defended any criminal charge you may be facing. Our attorneys have seen, and done, it all in the decades we have been in practice. Our firm specializes in representing people charged with any felony or misdemeanor in state or federal court. We take it as our solemn obligation to protect our clients from any, and all, possible wrong doing by the government and to make sure that all rights are protected. It is beyond important that we assure that the government does everything “by the book” in its efforts to prosecute our clients. The attorneys of LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. have a reputation for success. When they walk into a courtroom, prosecutors and judges know that our attorneys are there to fight and to make sure that their clients are given a full, fair and impartial hearing and that no one cuts corners. LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. provides the best representation to our clients and treats them like family. Please call us at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation or complete a Request for Assistance Form and we will call you. We look forward to hearing from you and being of help.
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