While it may seem evident that someone accused of a crime or misdemeanor should enlist the assistance of a trusted criminal defense attorney, there are situations in which individuals feel that they would be better off representing themselves. Hiring a criminal lawyer to help you with your case can bring valuable benefits, no matter the extremity of the crime. Here, the Law Office of Peter T. McDowell discusses the benefits of hiring a criminal defense attorney and how they can assist you with your case. 

Knowledge & Experience

A good criminal defense attorney will be very knowledgeable on criminal law and should be able to assess your case, your chances of beating the accusation, as well as any possible additional charges, just based on past experience and knowledge of the legal landscape. As an everyday citizen, you most likely do not deal with criminal law on an everyday basis and have not devoted years of your life to studying the ins and outs. This is where a criminal lawyer comes into play. Their years of experience and knowledge will be able to provide you with the best representation possible to win your case. 

Assessing All Variables of a Case & Reducing Sentences

Criminal law is not always a straightforward process. Many variables such as the arrest, detainment, and tampered evidence can lead to confusion, a detrimental result, or even a case dismissal. With all of these factors and possible outcomes, a criminal case can become overwhelming very quickly. Enlisting the help of a criminal lawyer, who has made studying and practicing criminal law a focus for their practice, will only bring benefit to your case. With hours spent studying and experiencing criminal law in the courtroom, an experienced criminal defense attorney will be able to reference past cases that may be of relevance to yours, ultimately increasing your chances of winning the case. Additionally, if there is little to no likelihood of being found innocent, a criminal lawyer can work to reduce your sentence in some instances. Criminal defense attorneys understand how to navigate the personalities and dynamics of a courtroom as well as the nuances of criminal laws to help reduce your sentencing where possible. 

Seek Assistance From a Trusted and Knowledgeable Criminal Lawyer 

If you or a loved one has been accused of a criminal act, do not hesitate to seek the assistance of a criminal lawyer to provide additional experience and knowledge to your case. When facing criminal offenses, you need to take the possible outcomes seriously. At the Law Office of Peter T. McDowell, we have the expertise and experience to provide you with the adequate guidance and support you deserve throughout the entirety of your case. To learn more about our services and how we can assist you with your case, contact our office today