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How Can a Criminal Defense Lawyer Help My Case in Wisconsin?

 Posted on April 16, 2020 in Criminal Defense

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If you made a mistake and are in trouble with the law, you may be feeling overwhelmed, scared, and worried. Depending on the type of crime you have been accused of committing, you may be facing expensive fines and even years behind bars in some cases. Having an attorney by your side throughout the criminal proceedings is important and crucial to a successful outcome. The importance of obtaining legal representation is even written in our constitution. We have a constitutional right to be appointed an attorney if we cannot afford a private lawyer. So how do criminal defense attorneys actually help defendants?

Benefits of Legal Counsel

When you are accused of committing a crime, representation by an attorney is extremely important. There are certain things that a lawyer knows how to do that could protect you if you have been accused of any offense. Lawyers also have extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system, which can help secure a favorable verdict. Here are a few ways that criminal defense attorneys help protect their clients’ rights:

  • They understand the judicial system. Lawyers must go through years of schooling to be able to provide legal advice. To become an attorney, a person must complete four years of undergraduate studies, and they must then earn a Juris Doctorate graduate degree, which is typically around three years. Similar to how doctors go through years of medical training, attorneys know how the judicial process works, because it is their job to do so.

  • They may be able to reduce your charges. There are many ways a lawyer will try to help you if you are accused of a crime. In some situations, your lawyer may be able to request that your charges be reduced. This allows some charges to be dropped that may carry severe punishments in favor of other charges that may have more lenient penalties.

  • They can negotiate a deal. Reducing your charges or having your punishment reduced is often the result of a successfully negotiated deal. Many criminal cases do not move forward to trial, because your attorney has the skills to successfully negotiate a deal, often in your favor. In many situations, these can include pleading guilty to lesser charges, accepting lesser sentences, or a combination of both.

Contact a Walworth County Criminal Defense Attorney

Just as you would go to the doctor when you are feeling sick, you should consult a knowledgeable Jefferson County criminal defense lawyer if you are facing criminal charges. At the Bucher Law Group, LLC, we have extensive experience defending nearly every type of criminal case, including those involving both felony and misdemeanor charges. Our team has years of experience to provide you with exceptional legal representation and service. Call our office today at 262-303-4916 to schedule a free consultation.





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