It's important to understand that if charges have already been taken out against you or a loved one, you are facing a serious problem. It means that the police have at least some evidence that you are involved in a crime. The criminal charges will almost certainly not go away on their own. Ignoring the charges will not help you regain control of your life. Please do not hesitate to contact me. I will make myself available to discuss your case so that we can begin preparing a defense.
Yes. If you're innocent, you need an attorney. Innocent people are convicted of crimes every day because they mistakenly place their trust in the American criminal justice system. The criminal justice system works well for some people, but there are a growing number of cases where we have proof that the criminal justice system is broken for many people. For many people, the decision to hire a competent attorney will be the most important decision you make in your life. It will be the only way to make sure that the criminal justice system works for you.
If you're guilty you need an attorney. You should not leave your future to the whims of a prosecutor, police officer, or even a judge. Hiring an attorney shows the judge, prosecutor, and police that you are taking the matter seriously. Hiring an attorney also shows that you will not allow them to take shortcuts and treat you as just another case.