How a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You

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How a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You

Large fines, prison time, and felony convictions are severe penalties. If you're facing any of these due to a serious crime, you'll want an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you. No matter how smart you're, successfully representing yourself in a criminal trial is very difficult. The U.S prison system holds about 200, 000 people who are wrongly convicted. So, ensure you hire a lawyer who can unearth and find unique elements of your case to help win the case. For such reasons (and many more), you should understand the following six ways how a criminal defense attorney can help you.

1. Evaluate Your Evidence and Charges

They evaluate your evidence, criminal charges, and the best criminal defenses to set a realistic evaluation of the case prospects and guide you on the best path forward.

2. Help You With the Emotional Aspects of Trial

Your lawyer lets you understand what to expect and how to cope with the potential depression and embarrassment that comes from a criminal trial.

3. Representing You at Trial

Your attorney is your voice in the courtroom and works on your behalf to choose the jury; object to improper testimony and evidence; cross-examine your accusers, and present your defense before the jury.

4. Developing a Theory of Defense

After careful evaluation and examination of police reports, charges, witnesses, and any other evidence, your attorney recommends the best criminal defense strategy for your facts and whether to try or dismiss the case, fight the charges in a trial, or bargain for a reduction in your charges.

5. Communicating With Your Family

Your criminal trial journey can be traumatizing to your family. Your loved ones might be worried about you. So, your defense attorney serves as a link between you and your family and the court, helping to ease their worry.

6.  Give You Insight Into the Process

An attorney coaches you on what to expect during the criminal trial process. The best defense attorney updates you with assessments as the trial proceeds what is likely to happen. They also advise you whether it's good to accept your prosecutor's plea bargain.

Self-representation isn't a good idea. Seasoned defense attorneys understand the ebbs, subtleties, and flows of trial that make the differences between a losing and a winning case. Hiring an experienced lawyer improves the chances of winning your trial or getting a favorable plea bargain. So, ensure you hire a highly experienced criminal defense lawyer who can work relentlessly in defending you against unfair sentences or unfair accusations.

Here's a few of our valued client's reviews of our criminal defense work:

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Best Attorney Out There! Bill is a wonderful, intelligent and well spoken attorney. Through the process of his representation he not only was my lawyer, but became a friend. Bill is efficient and highly respected. I trusted Bill with my life and he did not disappoint! Highly, highly recommend him for any legal needs!
Posted by anonymous November 11, 2016
November 11, 2016
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Weise Law did everything in it's power under the law, to protect, defend, and represent me in a time of need. While dreary, and surreal, a pending criminal case, they seemed the only positive factor, and for that, they should be held in high regard and highly sought, perhaps more then just as a defense team. Thank you, Weise Law!
Neil H.
a year ago
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Just got done with court, William is an astounding attorney. Well worth the cost he comes at. He answers the phone every time and even calls you to give you piece of mind. He's a very well spoken individual and I cannot explain how thankful I am for his services. In more than certain any other attorney would have not of had his success with the judge and procescution and I surely would have faced jail time. With him I've avoided jail I could not be more impressed. Thanks so much Bill.
Posted by Jaered December 21, 2015
December 21, 2015

We can defend you in all types of criminal charges including felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile cases throughout West Michigan.

Our Criminal Defense Team has Over 30 Years Combined Experience in the Criminal Justice System. We are available 24/7 by phone. Call us if you need immediate help.