10 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Lawyer For Your Charges

10 Reasons Why You Should Hire Lawyer For Your Charges

You may have heard that you are able to represent yourself in a criminal trial and perhaps that sounds appealing – you won’t have to pay lawyer fees or have someone intrude into your personal affairs. You should hire a criminal defence lawyer if you have been accused of a crime.

  1. A lawyer’s most powerful tool is their years of legal knowledge and experience in criminal law. It’s impossible to learn everything one needs for a trial in the time leading up to it. Also, reading cases and statutes is not the most interesting or easy pursuit – you will appreciate this immediately if you ever try to read through the Criminal Code.
  2. A lawyer will make sure your case is not lost due to a technicality.
  3. There is a lot of paperwork in criminal trials and even more procedural rules for the paperwork.
  4. The lawyer can guide you through your first appearance or even attend it on your behalf as your “agent”.
  5. Your lawyer will know how to attack the evidence against you. They will also know how to correctly file and present evidence on your behalf according to the procedural rules.
  6. A lawyer can argue to protect you depending on the seriousness of your crime.
  7. Criminal lawyers need to keep up-to-date on legislation so they can better represent their clients. The users pay expensive subscription costs to online legal databases.
  8. Your lawyer will defend you from criminal charges and argue for the least possible sentence.
  9. A lawyer can settle the case before it ever gets to trial. With your approval, the lawyer can enter a guilty plea to obtain a plea bargain for a lighter sanction.
  10. An experienced criminal lawyer will have connections with other professionals in their field to help you for your case.

A lawyer can keep your conviction off your record even if you lose a case. A criminal record can affect facets of your life, so it’s important to get rid of one. A clean record is your best chance for a fresh start.

All of the above reasons indicate that you will have an easier time winning if you are not representing yourself. You deserve the best chances of success, and hiring a lawyer may offer that peace of mind.

If you are looking for more information, do not hesitate to contact us and our Criminal Lawyers can discuss your matter in more detail over a free consultation. You can reach our office at 905-366-0202 or contact us through our website here.

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