Any defendant accused of a crime is entitled to have legal representation. If you can’t afford an attorney, the government is required to provide you with one. You have the right to an attorney even if you can’t afford one. Often, defendants will be given a criminal attorney by the court on a pro-bono basis. The problem is that this attorney is being paid for by the government, and has regular dealings with the prosecutor at the court. It means he/she will care more about their working relationship with the government than you. They care about their reputation with the judge, and the DA’s office. Because of this, when you work with a pro bono attorney, you’re betting the attorney will work hard and ignore this potential conflict of interest.
As a result of this, you may want to consider hiring a private NYC criminal lawyer if you’re accused of committing a crime. Criminal cases are built on evidence, and hiring your own private attorney can help discredit the evidence the prosecution tries to introduce. The criminal attorney you hire can evaluate all of the evidence, and apply the law, in order to ensure the government properly applies the law. Often, police officers act overzealously, and the prosecutors will prosecute innocent individuals based on fault evidence police collected. When you hire your own criminal attorney, you can contest all of this evidence, and move for it to be dismissed.
Our NYC criminal lawyers will defend you
When you retain a private NYC criminal lawyer, he/she can question the officers who collected evidence, and conduct a thorough investigation. If the evidence is tainted, the attorney can have it thrown out of court. Having an attorney who is WILLING to go far for you, is important when your future is on the line. It’s important you never plead guilty to a criminal charge when you’re innocent. Criminal records can have a huge impact on your life. It could be grounds for denial of government benefits, employment, housing, credit, and more.
Going to court can be frustrating, especially when you’re facing serious criminal charges. NYC prosecutors are trying VERY HARD to reduce crime, and one of the ways they do this is by enforcing heavy punishments. When you have an aggressive criminal defense attorney, you have a better chance of fighting your felony and misdemeanor.
If there’s a warrant out for your arrest, hire an attorney
Warrants are something which can only be vacated after you appear before the judge. You have to go to the county where the case is being heard. You need to have information like full name, DOB, date of arrest, and more. There is an appearance list in the lobby of the courthouse. Defendants are listed by either their docket number or name. If your name isn’t on the calendar, you have to go to the central clerk’s office.
We treat each and every single person like family. It’s that simple. It’s why we succeed. Our team of attorneys are all united by this common belief. We’ve brought together some of the brightest minds in the country, who work for you on your case. The government is often overzealous in its prosecution of people accused of a crime – at times like this, you need a criminal attorney who understands how to be aggressive. Our law firm is the shield that protects you from the prosecutors. Often, most cases come down to evidence, allegations, and potential political pressure that prosecutors face internally. Sometimes, the truth is irrelevant. With this in mind, our NYC criminal defense lawyers focus on crafting a unique strategy for every case. It means striking down evidence where necessary, so no case is successfully brought against you. If needed, at times, it might mean filing an appeal if we feel the judge is being unfair and harsh. Bottom line, we provide the highest level of defense to each and every client.
We handle a variety of cases, ranging from misdemeanors to white collar crimes
Our white collar lawyers focus on criminal investigations and cases all across the country. Our attorneys have experience helping clients deal with major felonies, ranging from wire/mail fraud to complex financial crimes. If you’re facing criminal charges, you’re at risk of losing your freedom, and liberties. The stakes are VERY high. You need a criminal defense attorney who has skills, judgement, and can help you. Our goal is to get you the best possible disposition.
How can I get the court to appoint an attorney for me?
If you want the court to appoint you an attorney, there’s certain criteria you have to meet. Some courts allow you to have a court appointed attorney without any qualification, while some allow you to show proof of your inability to afford an attorney. It can really vary. Most cases don’t require you to have a lawyer at your arraignment. However, you should definitely speak to an attorney before you are required to enter your plea. Even if you don’t have an attorney present at your criminal arraignment, the court will proceed to give you an account of the charges.
How much does a private lawyer cost?
There are no clear cut answers. Many experienced NYC criminal attorneys consider their service to be of value. Many criminal attorneys charge anywhere from $100 to $1000 an hour. There are many attorneys that charge based on the complexity of the case. It’s recommended you hire a private criminal defense attorney, instead of taking the court appointed criminal attorney. It’s recommended you never represent yourself in a criminal case. If jail time is part of the equation, it’s recommended you NOT represent yourself in a criminal case. There are many reasons why you shouldn’t represent yourself in a criminal defense case. The most important reason is experience and results. The qualifications needed to defend yourself in a criminal defense case are huge and steep. Only an experienced criminal lawyer can help you in situations like this.