As a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer in Broward County and former prosecutor, I’ve seen it all when it comes to criminal cases being prosecuted. One of the most common questions we get from prospective clients (especially the younger ones) is “do I need a lawyer?”
My answer has consistently been “yes.” It’s not based on what I do for a living. The bottom line is that any time an individual is charged with a criminal offense they should always be represented by a skilled and experienced Florida criminal defense lawyer. Anything you can do to protect and preserve your reputation will help you distinguish yourself and enable you to be the best candidate for employment, school admissions or even a quick check by the neighborhood “snoop.”
So, what are some of the advantages of being represented by an experienced Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer?
A lawyer’s legal knowledge and experience may favorably affect jail or pre-trial release possibilities; may result in obtaining information about the case through skillful use of discovery devices; may uncover potential violations of constitutional rights and take measures to address them; may ensure compliance with speedy trial and statute of limitations provisions; and may identify and secure favorable evidence to be introduced at trial on your behalf.
At trial a lawyer can call witnesses for you, question witnesses against you and present evidence on your behalf. A lawyer can advise you on whether you should testify, the consequences of that decision, and what you have a right not to say.
If you would like to learn more about the advantages of being represented by an experienced Florida criminal defense lawyer at Leifert & Leifert – give us a call. We’ll be happy to discuss how we can help you with your particular situation or problem.