Despite if you believe you are guilty of a criminal offense, you should always hire an attorney if you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony. The criminal justice system can be extremely complex, and trying to navigate through the legal process alone can be overwhelming and leave you vulnerable to maximum punishment.
An experienced criminal defense attorney will know how to develop an effective and personalized defense strategy to improve your odds of obtaining the most favorable outcome possible. If you cannot afford to hire a private lawyer, you have the constitutional right to seek representation from a public defender.
Keep in mind, you are innocent until proven guilty. So even if you think you are guilty, it is the responsibility of the state prosecutors to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If you feel that the evidence against you is enough to prove your guilt, an attorney can examine all of the available evidence and hire expert witnesses to potentially disprove the evidence.
In addition, a criminal defense lawyer can do the following:
- Get you a favorable plea deal that could result in probation or house arrest instead of jail time
- Get your charges reduced
- Have evidence suppressed since law enforcement obtained it unlawfully and violated the defendant’s constitutional rights
Even if you plan on entering a guilty plea after your arrest, there are many legal options available in order to get your life back on track. At Brockton D. Hunter, P.A., our Minneapolis criminal defense firm is led by an attorney who has a perfect 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating due to experience, service, and results, and who has for six years straight been included in Minnesota’s Super Lawyers®. We encourage you to discover what our exceptional legal advocates can achieve for you.
For more information, contact our Minneapolis criminal defense attorney at Brockton D. Hunter, P.A. today.