Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Why Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you have been accused or charged with a crime, you must understand that you have the right to an attorney.  At anytime, you can ask for a lawyer ... from the accustaion, to when you're being questioned by the police or any time later in the process ... all the way up until trial. 

If you can't afford an lawyer, you can ask the judge for a court-appointed attorney - a public defender. Otherwise, you'll be expected to pay for the services of a criminal defense lawyer yourself.

How to Choose the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer

To find the right Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer - first - look for someone who works your type of case. A lawyer who handles mostly DWI charges, for example, might not be the best person to handle charges of assault or homicide. Another factor to consider is whether the lawyer practices criminal defense in the particular court or county where you'll be tried.

Meet With the Lawyer
Often, the best way to get to know someone is to take their measure - face-to-face.  This is the best way to get answers to your questions. If the case is routine, the lawyer may be able to give you an idea of what could happen --- without looking at the police reports and other documents.  However, *** be warned *** no lawyer should try to give you any guarantees about the outcome of the case.

A Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help

The law surrounding your defense, when accused of a crime, is complicated --- even if you think it isn't. Plus, the facts of each case are unique --- so, what happened to "some guy you know" may not be what happens to you. For more detailed, specific information, please contact a Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer.

I'm a former prosecutor ... who has worked thousands of cases.  Any questions ... anytime, please feel free to call or text the Rolloff Law Office: (612) 234-1165.


  1. I think you bring up a lot of great reason to hire a criminal defense lawyer, and I completely agree. I think that the out come of case will be great improved with the help of a trained and experienced lawyer. Lawyers are educated and have a deeper understanding of the legal system, and that means they can be a great asset.

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  2. My dad has told me that he has had plenty of DUI charges in his life. I don't know much about the process for that, since I haven't had one before. I would like to learn more about it, so that I can make sure to stay away from it.