Facing criminal prosecution is a stressful process. Starting at the initial arrest, then booking into jail, and finally facing the prospect of prison time, it’s one of the most upsetting experiences you’ll ever go through. The good news is you don’t have to go it alone. One of the best ways to navigate the challenges of facing criminal prosecution is having a partner that knows the process of criminal prosecution and knows how to fight for you in a court of law. This partner is an experienced criminal defense attorney.
A criminal defense attorney not only offers counsel and advice, but they will also fight on your behalf to ensure you get the representation that you deserve. Hiring the wrong attorney is not only extremely expensive from a monetary perspective, but it could cost you your freedom, too. When choosing a criminal defense attorney, there are three tips to keep in mind when finding the right attorney for you.
Choosing a defense attorney that knows the jurisdiction where you’ve been charged is critical. While Louisiana has uniform state statutes, there are small factors that might change how a trial plays out. For example, if you have an attorney who is familiar with the officers, prosecutors, and judges you’re likely to see, this is a major advantage. This allows a more connected attorney to account for so many more variables than a less experienced lawyer would in a similar situation.
Knowledge Is Power
Having an attorney that knows about the crime you’ve been charged with allows them to deeply understand your case and study every factor that could come into play, assuming a case goes to trial. In other words, you’re going to want to find an extremely experienced attorney that is used to handling drug cases if you’ve been charged with drug possession, rather than having someone who specializes in theft represent you in a murder case. Not all defense attorneys are created equally, and that certainly comes into play when finding someone that has extensive knowledge regarding the crime of which you’ve been charged.
It’s important to not only have someone who knows the local jurisdiction and pertinent experience, but also, someone with whom you are compatible. Attorney-client privilege is one of the most intimate and sacred partnerships in American society; this has to be a relationship where you’re comfortable and trust your partner.
A criminal defense attorney could very well could be taking your life or freedom into your hands. Just as you would ask questions to determine someone’s experience level regarding a case, ensure this is someone you’re comfortable dealing with on a personal level as well.
When it comes to criminal defense attorney you can trust, look no further than attorney Eric G. Johnson of the John D. & Eric G. Johnson Law Firm.
A Competent and Caring Louisiana Criminal Defense Attorney
At the John D. & Eric G. Johnson Law Firm, attorney Eric Johnson has over 24 years of experience defending people facing criminal charges throughout Louisiana. He is a devoted problem solver who will give your case the attention it deserves. Let our experienced and dependable team do the same for you. Don’t let accusations of welfare fraud ruin your good name or result in criminal penalties.
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