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Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer Even If I'm Guilty?

Posted by William Aron | Nov 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you've been arrested for a crime, you're likely feeling a combination of hopelessness, futility, and disheartenment. These feelings can only be made worse if you're guilty of the crime in question. After all, with a pile of evidence against you, you may think there isn't much you can do to sidestep the consequences associated with an expected conviction. However, there are still several ways an experienced criminal may be able to help. A skilled lawyer may be able to fight the criminal charges, and even if they can't help you entirely evade penalties, they may be able to lessen some of the immediate and long-term effects after your arrest.

Consider it in different terms: if someone told you they were seriously ill or badly injured, you'd still tell them to go to the doctor, even if it was troublesome and expensive. The doctor would do what they could to mend you completely, but even if they couldn't wipe away the discomfort in its entirety, they could provide relief. A top-notch lawyer acts in the same way. To learn more about your options, consider getting in touch with a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer at the Aron Law Firm today.

How a Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help You Even if You're Guilty

The criminal justice system abides by a moniker you've heard time and time again: you're innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Even if you believe you've committed a crime and there's evidence of such, you should still hire a lawyer. Until you've been found guilty in a court of law, you have the right to due process. That's where we come in.

Potential Defense Strategies for Those who are Charged with a Crime

At the Aron Law Firm, we may be able to prove that the police officer didn't have probable cause or that the evidence isn't credible, wasn't appropriately collected, was the result of an illegal stop or search, wasn't handled appropriately, or was compromised. We may also be able to challenge the prosecutor's evidence against you to have the charges reduced, negotiate a favorable plea deal, or even have the case against you dismissed. An experienced lawyer understands what's essential to the prosecutor and judge and may be able to work to help you get a good deal.

Additionally, a criminal defense lawyer may be able to help you sidestep other penalties associated with a conviction, including losing your driver's license, facing professional discipline or losing of a professional license, forfeiting the right to possess a firearm, facing deportation, losing your right to custody or visitation with your minor children, or losing access to public housing options.

Moreover, it's also important for a lawyer to determine if you've actually committed a crime. This may sound counterintuitive, especially if the police catch you red-handed in the act of the crime, but there's a chance that you didn't truly break the law despite what you thought at the time of the act. Additionally, even if you did something illegal, you may not be guilty of the crime with which you've been charged.

Contact a Skilled Criminal Defense Lawyer at the Aron Law Firm Today

If you've been arrested for a crime, whether you believe you're guilty or not, it's crucial that you get in touch with a top criminal defense lawyer who can help. You're still eligible for a fair trial and an attorney who can represent your interests. At the Aron Law Firm, our experienced team will discuss with you the facts and circumstances surrounding your case. Once we have a concrete plan of action, we'll do everything in our power to reduce or vacate the penalties associated with the crime.

At the Aron Law Firm, we have expertise in protecting clients from a  variety of criminal charges. We take a client-centered approach in the hopes that we can make the legal process as painless as possible. To talk with a criminal defense attorney today, schedule a consultation by calling (805) 618-1768 or completing our online contact form as soon as possible.

About the Author

William Aron

Our firm is managed by William M. Aron. William M. Aron is a graduate from the Duke University School of Law and an active member of the California State Bar Association. While at Duke University, Mr. Aron also earned an M.A. in Psychology, authoring a paper examining the efficacy of polygraph e...

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