There are many criminal offenses that can be committed, ranging from robbery and murder to DWI and the trafficking of drugs. Sometimes being charged with a crime is simply from being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Other times guilt may exist, but the severity of the crime may not be as severe as what it has been made out to be. It is not uncommon for the maximum charge to be given because being convicted of that charge means the maximum penalty. When you have your attorney by your side, you can count on her to work hard to cast doubt on the evidence the prosecution has and to present facts that can lead to reduced charges, thus a reduced penalty.
DWI is one of the most common crimes that a Burnsville criminal defense lawyer has to defend. The reason is because this is, in fact, a crime that is frequently committed. It is very simple for someone to go out and drink alcohol while having fun with friends. Because they do not have a designated driver or they do not want to call a cab, they simply get into their vehicle and they drive.
Unfortunately, this is an act that is very dangerous. The individual driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs may be so impaired that safely operating a motor vehicle is impossible. This impairment leads to accidents that can severely injure the victims or even cause death. Even if an accident does not occur and a driver is seen swerving and driving dangerously by a patrol officer and a field sobriety test reveals that the driver is impaired, charges result.
Understand Your Options
An attorney with a deep understanding of the criminal justice system is able to ensure their clients understand the charges against them and what needs to be done to reach a satisfactory result in the case. The best strategies have to be decided upon quickly because there is no time to waste when needing to review evidence and speak to witnesses. No matter the crime, an aggressive and competent defense is needed so that you can move on with your life.
Know that you have rights and that those rights deserve to be protected. Some individuals charged with crimes feel that they do not deserve protected rights, but the fact is that they do. You deserve the rights granted to you by the constitution. If they are violated, then your arrest may not be valid. This is just one example of what your attorney can do for you.
Contact A Criminal Attorney Burnsville
If you or a loved one has been charged with DWI or any other criminal offense, you need the right attorney providing representation so that you and your family can move on with your lives. Even when there is guilt, the consequences do not have to be as severe as they could be. That is why you should immediately call Judith A. Samson for your free initial consultation at 612-333-8001.