Have You Been Charged With a Criminal Offense? The Importance of Being Represented

January 19, 2015

If you are under criminal investigation or have been charged with a crime, you are probably feeling nervous, afraid, and overwhelmed. Your whole world may be upended. The legal world is complex and difficult to understand, and if you get it wrong, the consequences can be devastating—fines, community service, probation, or even imprisonment. In these situations, there is no substitute for the services of a competent attorney. Since attorneys receive rigorous training in the complexities of the law, they can help you to understand both your rights under the law and the legal consequences of your actions. An experienced attorney will also vigorously defend you throughout all stages of the legal process and ensure that the proper procedures are followed so that you receive the maximum protection of the laws.

Do Not Rely on Inadequate Training

Please do not endanger your situation by attempting to handle your own case or by choosing an attorney without sufficient experience. This is a dangerous mistake. For someone with inadequate training, it can be difficult to figure out the appropriate steps to take when dealing with a criminal charge or investigation. Worse, if you try to navigate a criminal case without obtaining representation at all, you could make serious mistakes that lead you to needlessly incriminate yourself or that cause you to fail to take advantage of the full protections of the law. This will lead to harsher sentences than you would have had, or even charges that you would not have faced, under an attorney’s guidance.

Do Hire an Experienced Attorney

Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney has many benefits. An attorney can help you build a strong defense to criminal charges and make sure that you take advantage of any possible mitigating circumstances and defenses to the crime you have been charged with. An attorney is your advocate—someone who vigorously defends you in court. Further, an attorney is someone who can educate you in the complexities and workings of the criminal justice system, so that you understand what is happening to you, and why. A good attorney will also help you to prepare yourself for the consequences of the outcome of your case. Finally, an experienced attorney provides peace of mind, giving you the knowledge that you have done all you could to protect yourself in this trying time.

If you are under investigation for a crime or if you have been charged with a crime or even suspect that you might be charged, please immediately contact West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney William Wallshein for a free initial consultation. From misdemeanors to felonies, from DUIs to theft to domestic battery, from violation of probation to federal offenses, and many more, William Wallshein has your back. With over 29 years of experience, he has the knowledge and abilities to guide you through the legal process and ensure that your rights and liberties are protected.