One time or another, we all make mistakes. Mistakes are a part of life. They help us grow into better people and learn from our past mistakes to help us make better decisions in the future. Sometimes, though, we are in such an emotional or distressed state that our decision-making skills don’t work as they should.
Why you might want to get legal representation
1. You’ve been arrested
It’s not unusual for people to get arrested for a variety of reasons. Usually, you are arrested for a crime that you have committed. That is, someone else has been victimized by what you have done and law enforcement wants to make sure that the perpetrator will be held accountable. It is important to know your constitutional rights. For example, if law enforcement is questioning you (interrogating) without an attorney present, you do not have to answer their questions. You have the right to remain silent. You should know that anything you do say can and will be used against you in a court of law. Even if they are not questioning you under oath, try and avoid answering all questions unless your attorney is present.
2. You were falsely accused
In many cases, the person who falsely accuses you is either a police officer or someone else acting under their authority. This is a crime, too. False accusations are known to happen in all kinds of cases ranging from child abuse to Mom’s boyfriend trying to get back at you for what he believed was your infidelity. Having someone like an attorney on your side knows how to identify and prosecute false allegations so that you need not worry about what is happening and can focus on getting the truth out of the situation.
3. You want to protect your assets
If you want to protect your assets, hire an attorney. If you’re convicted of a crime and there is a chance that you will have to pay for it, then having an attorney representing you can protect your assets from being taken from you.
4. You want to avoid jail time
This is probably the most common reason why we hire attorneys. If you want to avoid prison time or need to get out of jail while on house arrest, knowing your legal rights is imperative. Knowing the laws and statutes of your state is also important in this case. What might work in one state, won’t necessarily work in another. If you’re going to be charged with a crime, hiring an attorney is highly recommended.
5. You want to be able to plea bargain
This is another common reason for getting an attorney on your side. If you have been arrested and the evidence against you is overwhelming, then your attorney can help negotiate for the best possible outcome of your case.
No matter what the reason is you need a lawyer, it is important to remember that having a great attorney on your side can make a difference in your case. They know the law and will do whatever it takes to get you the best outcome possible, depending on the circumstances of your case. Visit stonesalluslaw.com and you will find the answers to all your questions. Don’t wait, contact us today!