Criminal Defense Legal Help in Alabama
Being arrested and brought into court to face a criminal charge in Alabama is one of the most difficult experiences most people face in their lives. You feel powerless and humiliated, and you don’t know what to do about it.
The stakes are high. If you are found guilty of a charge, you could face life-altering consequences, like jail time, loss of driver’s license, loss of job, and family. And your future opportunities could be significantly damaged with a permanent criminal charge on your record.
And there can seem like there is no one on your side. The police, and the prosecutors, just want to convict you and make you go away. Some judges want a fair result, but some just want to clear your case off their court docket.
The only person who is working on your side is your criminal defense lawyer.
What Can a Lawyer Do For Me?
A defense lawyer is your advocate in court. A criminal defense lawyer isn’t concerned with fairness in the the court, or justice for society.
Your defense lawyer exists to protect your rights from unfair prosecution and penalties, and to keep the system honest for all Americans.
In order for someone to be convicted of a criminal charge in Alabama, a court must find them to be guilty of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt. And you are always innocent until proven guilty.
What If I Know I Did It, and Want to Admit I am Guilty?
That impulse is understandable, and commendable. We all make mistakes, but not everyone is willing to accept responsibility.
But there are different ways to accept responsibility that are fair to everyone. There are often sentencing alternatives to simply pleading guilty and accepting whatever penalties the court wants to impose.
You deserve a second chance, and a fair shake, especially if you want to take responsibility for your actions.
A defense attorney can be critical in getting you a fair deal that is reasonable for your situation. If you go in without a defense attorney, you will never know if you are getting a much harsher criminal penalty than you actually deserve.
And police and prosecutors do make mistakes that are unfair. If they didn’t follow proper procedures, it is not fair to punish you for it.
That’s why, no matter what happened, it is important for an attorney to protect your rights as a defendant.
And of course, if you don’t think you are guilty of the charges, a criminal defense attorney is there to fight for your innocence, by challenging the prosecution’s evidence and case against you at every turn.
So either way, an attorney can help you understand what is happening to you, lay out the range of possible outcomes in court, and fight for your rights, and the best possible result.
And we do this by starting with a free initial legal defense consultation and case evaluation.
So get help with your Alabama criminal charge today.
Call (888) 632-5650