Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer (Explained)
As an experienced Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney I answer a lot of questions --- here are a number of common ones:
The police asked me if I would answer a few of their questions, should I talk to them?
Noooooooooooooo. in my experience --- I understand that individuals have a desire to seem cooperative and/or question what could happen if they don't "help" the police. In my experience --- even if the cops are being courteous and respectful, IMHO - it is smart to remain silent until you have a lawyer present. The most important thing to remember is that you DO NOT have to answer ANY questions and if you do, you should know that everything you say WILL be used against you in the future. Therefore, politely decline to answer any questions of law enforcement until you have consulted with a criminal defense attorney.
Do I need an attorney if I’m planning to plead guilty?
Yes. Remember --- you are only going to get one chane to get your case right. therefore, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer before making any decisions concerning pleading to any criminal charge. Contrary to what you may perceive, pleading guilty may not be your best option. Even if it is, having an attorney to advocate for your rights when negotiating with the prosecution on a fair sentence can increase your chances for a lesser charge and a lighter punishment.
Why should I you to defend me?
I have over a dozen years of experience in criminal court - whether as a prosecutor or defending those accused of DWI, Theft, Assault, Domestic Assault, Drug possession charges, Fraud, Criminal Sexual Conduct charges and a variety of criminal charges. I have aggressively and successfully worked with thousands of people facing charges of everything from petty traffic offenses to serious Felony charges. If you want FREE ANSWERS - call today: (612) 234-1165.