Why Should I Hire A Criminal Defense Attorney?
Attorney Eric T. Kirk will tell you.
If you have been charged, there is no reason not to speak to a lawyer.
I can’t think of any reason that someone that’s been charged with a crime wouldn’t at least speak to a lawyer. Whether or not they ultimately hire that lawyer or apply for the services of a public defender, the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction can be life long. You might be kept from getting the job that you want to get, going to the school that you want to go to, entering the career that you want to enter, living in the place that you want to live. An experienced attorney can help you explore defenses, explore sentencing alternatives other than incarceration or conviction. It just makes sense, no matter how seemingly minimal the charge, to at least speak to a criminal defense attorney.