“Time is of the essence” is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot. When it comes to finding and mounting a criminal defense, it is sound advice. It’s vital to hire a lawyer as soon as possible for a variety of reasons that can have a beneficial impact on any case brought against you.
If law enforcement wants to talk to you to “investigate” allegations further, don’t do it. Before communicating with law enforcement, hire a lawyer. Your lawyer can contact law enforcement on your behalf. Law enforcement officers are skilled interrogators who, often, can get you to reveal something better left unsaid.
Hiring an attorney early in the criminal process also affords your attorney the opportunity to talk to the DA before charges are even filed. Sometimes, discussion of a case with the DA prior to filing results in less serious charges or no charges at all.
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, hire a lawyer. The longer you wait to handle it, the harder it could become to handle at all. A good lawyer can have the warrant placed on calendar quickly and can have certain warrants set aside without you even stepping inside a courtroom. Outstanding warrants will also impede your ability to find employment, get bank loans, or even stop your Social Security benefits, so it’s best to get them taken care of.
Having an attorney who knows the ins and outs of both police and court proceedings with you from the very beginning will make your defense that much stronger. It’s always easier to avoid harm than it is to try and reverse the damage after the fact. Though your lawyer will do what is in your best interest, there’s no guarantee that they’ll be able to undo the damage that happened before they were contacted.
Time really is of the essence. The second that there’s trouble, contact Sawl Law Group so we can begin work immediately to benefit your case.