Have you or a loved one been accused of a crime? If so, then you know you need an attorney to represent you in court. Your attorney is your advocate. She knows how to navigate the law in order to find areas within it to work in your favor. Just as the prosecution has laws that benefit them, there are laws that benefit you. This is the wonder of the justice system.
Not every law is cut and dry, which is a good thing. There are ways to navigate through and around laws. Some have loopholes that are revealed in court and these loopholes can work for you. Having an attentive attorney can ensure that you do have the best outcome in your case, whether that outcome is having the charges against you reduced or completely dismissed.
The Criminal Defense Process
It doesn’t matter if you need a good defense for a white collar crime, drug crime, DUI, or you’ve been accused of 911 interference, you need competent defense attorney. Of course, the first step is making the telephone call to that attorney. You then set up your free consultation so that your case can be evaluated. This is where the strategic planning begins.
For instance, if you are accused of DUI, your Bloomington DUI attorney is going to look at the circumstances surrounding your arrest. You will be asked questions and, ultimately, the documentation of this arrest will be sought to see how it took place and any other details that are important to the case. If any of your rights were violated, this does work in your favor. An arrest procedure not carried out correctly, depending on what part of the procedure was not done properly, could result in a dismissal of the charges. If the arrest was legitimate, certain points can be made and the law can be used to have your charges reduced. For instance, a first offense could reduce a felony to a misdemeanor.
Judith Samson not only defends clients that have been accused of crimes, but also helps clients needing to protect themselves from someone who is a threat. For instance, she aids clients in obtaining restraining orders or Orders for Protection in order to protect them from someone who has abused or harassed them.
There are also times in which a person may need a conviction expunged from their record. The reason why a person may seek to do this is because they may not be able to get a job that will pay their bills. Sometimes, an offense can be a simple misdemeanor, but that misdemeanor can keep a person from obtaining a job in healthcare or another sector in which they must work closely with people. Many of these offenses are non-violent, such as simply failing to pay a local income tax.
Other areas include white collar crimes, violent crimes such as weapons charges, personal injury, and federal offenses.
You’re Not Alone With A Bloomington Criminal Defense Lawyer
It is very important that you do not deal with your case on your own. When you opt to hire a defense attorney, you are taking a major step toward achieving a better outcome. You are never alone in your case. You always know what steps are being taken to help you. You are also given choices so that you can make the decisions, while being advised of the benefits and consequences of each. To get started, call Judith Samson at 612-333-8001 or fill out the form on this page for your free initial consultation.