If you are looking for a Phoenix criminal defense lawyer, it is important to find one who focuses only on criminal cases. Hiring the right lawyer is not a matter of simply going to your “general” attorney and asking for representation. A good criminal defense attorney focuses his or her efforts only on criminal cases in order to give you the most professional representation possible.
Why You Should Choose Lane, Hupp & Crowley, PLC
Some people subscribe to the idea that “a lawyer is a lawyer.” While it is true that all lawyers must pass the same bar exam and have the same credentials, there are differences between a lawyer who focuses on criminal defense and an attorney who takes all types of cases.
You should choose us because we had time to develop a working relationship with the local prosecutors, police officers and judges who handle criminal cases. Contrary to popular belief, we have a very good working relationship with the people on the “other side” of these cases and deal with them frequently to resolve criminal matters.
You should also choose us because we have time to focus on criminal cases and learn all the new case laws and other factors that can influence how these cases are handled. Because we must spend a great deal of time reading, studying and talking with other attorneys, particularly prosecutors, we are in the best position to understand the changes that regularly take place in the criminal justice system.
Can I Represent Myself In a Criminal Case?
Having a criminal defense attorney on your side can make all the difference in the resolution of your case. You may think that it would be better to save your money by pleading guilty and paying a fine. However, this is not always the smartest thing to do.
For one thing, your fines and penalties are likely to be much greater if you do not have a strong criminal defense attorney on your side. Police and prosecutors know that if you do not have representation, it is unlikely that anyone will be able to tell you about possible legal measures you can take to protect yourself. Therefore, it will probably be far more difficult to get a “good deal” from prosecutors.
Additionally, you may find that simply pleading guilty is the easiest thing to do now but severely impacts your chances of beating a criminal charge. Retaining a criminal defense attorney is usually the best choice. Lane, Hupp & Crowley, PLC has been representing clients in Phoenix for many years and understands how best to handle your Criminal case and minimize the negative consequences. Contact us today for more information.