Criminal-defense lawyers: why you need one and how to find the right one.
If you’re looking for a criminal-defense lawyer, chances are you or someone you love has been arrested and are now caught up in the criminal-justice system. It is a system that doesn’t always treat people fairly with or with the respect they deserve. The rules can be complicated, and the State’s resources are vast. One thing is certain: If you’ve been arrested, you need a criminal defense lawyer.
The criminal-justice system is a minefield, and it would be reckless to do anything else without a defense attorney that cares about you and your future.
A criminal-defense lawyer should look out for your best interests. You need a lawyer who is willing to take your case to trial. You need an attorney who understands the law. But you also need a lawyer who understands you and your story. We’re all different. And a good trial lawyer can help a jury walk a mile in your shoes.
Your lawyer must be willing to investigate your case. All too often the “facts” in a police report don’t align with reality. Your lawyer should do a thorough, independent investigation. This means reviewing evidence, talking to witnesses, and visiting the scene of the alleged crime.
Finally, you need a criminal-defense lawyer that can honestly evaluate your case. You wouldn’t buy a used car without knowing the Blue Book value. You wouldn’t buy a new home without talking to an inspector. And you shouldn’t proceed in a criminal case without a criminal-defense lawyer that cares about you and your future. You need to meet with an expert.
A trial is not always necessary, but a competent, caring criminal-defense attorney is. The government is definitely going to have a lawyer. You should too.
We practice law differently.
All cases are different. All lawyers are different. At Vitz Law, we understand the difference and the importance of each client’s story. We don’t run a case-mill at Vitz Law. It’s not a game of volume for us. It’s not a game at all. It’s your life, and what happens matters.
If you’ve been charged with an offense, you’ve got a unique life experience that can be told by a lawyer who cares, and understands what you’ve been through. And that’s what makes the difference for any judge or jury.