Violent crimes are some of the most difficult to deal with when you are thinking about the consequences of a conviction. These charges demand that you take them seriously and work hard on a defense. We are here to help you find a direction for your defense and work toward your goal for the case.
We recently discussed how girls are sometimes pulled into gangs for one reason or another. This is a serious issue that underscores the fact that people in the criminal justice system don’t necessarily need to be ridiculed. In many cases, the criminal behavior is a response to a problem or an underlying issue.
There are some instances in which the criminal justice system can address the underlying issue. For example, if a person is on drugs and commits a crime to support that addiction, it might be necessary to get the person help for the addiction.
We understand that everyone has problems in his or her life. We aren’t here to judge about what led up to criminal charges. Our job is to discover the options that our clients have to make their side of the story known. It is important that we tell the truth, but how we present the truth can have an impact on the defense.
You need to think about what you want your defense to do. Are you going for a not guilty finding? Are you working toward a plea deal? Are you trying to minimize the penalties you have to live with? These are some very important questions for you to think about while you are getting your defense moving forward.