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Criminal charges, whether misdemeanor or felony, carry a heavy weight that can stick with you for the rest of your life. If you’re facing criminal charges, you’re most likely scared or confused, and for good reason. At a minimum, sentencing can include fines and/or probation. At most, it can include prison time – sometimes for life. The majority of criminal charges will remain on your record for many years, or permanently. No matter the charge, it’s imperative to speak with a highly experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight on your behalf.
Criminal defense attorneys have years of education and experience to help them with the finer nuances of criminal defense. No two cases are ever the same, and defense attorneys are trained to find and exploit the differences to your advantage. Through their years of trial experience, they have learned to find the small facts and arguments that can make big differences in the outcome. Criminal law is extremely complex, and there are many ways to reduce or negate charges.
That being said, a criminal defense attorney should never “promise” to get you an acquittal or similar outcome. It’s simply not possible to know that with 100% certainty, so it’s unethical to make such a promise. A criminal defense lawyer’s job is to use every tool available to mitigate your charges or attempt to get them dismissed. They fight for your rights as a person and stand on your side, even when other people might not.
It’s in your best interest to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney; you should never attempt to represent yourself. There’s a lot more to a criminal trial than just stating your case and calling on witnesses. Your criminal defense attorney will:
At Knutson+Casey Law Firm in Mankato, Minnesota, we believe everyone has the right to a passionate and skilled defense team, no matter the charges. We have worked on criminal cases of all kinds, from misdemeanor DUI charges to serious homicide allegations. Though we can’t promise you a dismissal, we can promise that we’ll exhaust our resources and efforts to fight aggressively for your rights. Your day in court will forever shape the rest of your life; have someone experienced on your side. Contact us today to get started.