Facing charges for a felony charge or misdemeanor charge in Michigan is one of the most vulnerable situations and enlisting top legal representation is a smart first step. Developing a strategy for how to proceed once you’ve been accused of a crime is crucial, and one that requires the experience and knowledge of an experienced attorney. Knowing whether or not it’s in your favor to plead guilty or go to trial depends on many factors that you cannot know due to your inexperience with the justice system, which is why a reputable attorney on your side is well worth the investment. Furthermore, the only way an experienced attorney can make a recommendation is by thoroughly reviewing your case, any possible defense, and all the evidence against you.
There are pros and cons associated with pleading guilt and going to trial.
It’s important to weigh all options before making a decision. There are some advantages to pleading guilty, including a reduce sentence or avoiding time behind bars completely. Pleading guilty to a crime you did not commit is a hard pill to swallow; however, many lawyers will attempt to manipulate a client into entering a plea just too quickly resolve a case or avoid a fight.
Heading to trial to assert your innocence has its benefits too and it’s wise to thoroughly discuss your case with an attorney before choosing this option. An attorney can help you develop a defense strategy to prove your innocence and also point out any illegal actions taken on the part of law enforcement throughout the arrest or investigation. An experienced lawyer has worked with hundreds of clients who have been in similar situations and can use their expertise to give you a sense of where you stand. Going to trial may bring additional cost, including attorney fees. Considering that your freedom is on the line, there has to be a very careful and thoughtful cost vs. benefit analysis. Together with your attorney, you will build a solid defense that will hopefully end with a “not guilty” verdict, clearing your name and legal background for good!
If you have been charged with a crime in Michigan, now is the time to make sound, logical decisions, which is easier said than done. Enlisting the representation of a reputable, zealous, an fearless Michigan criminal defense attorney is the first step in the right direction that will make all decisions easier moving forward in the process.
Michigan Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you are charged with a felony or misdemeanor offense, you should have the best legal representation possible so that you can be confident you are making all the right decisions relative to your defense. The Defense Team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. has many decades of experience and an unparalleled track-record of successful representation in state and federal court. Call us today at (248) 263-6800 or complete a Request for Assistance Form and we will promptly contact you.
“We will find a way to help you and, most importantly,
we are not afraid to win!“
– LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C.