Why You Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer Even If You’re Innocent

July 2, 2012

Being accused of a crime is everyone’s worst nightmare. Imagine however, being accused of a crime that you know, without a doubt, that you did not commit. While you may be outraged—as you have every right to be—and insist that you do not need a lawyer because you are innocent, you are wrong. Whether or not you committed the crime, having proper representation is by far the smartest thing that you can do.

Hiring a criminal defense attorney to protect your innocence is not, by any means, an admission of guilt. Rather, it is more like hiring a second line of defense—your attorney is there to serve you, and if you say that you are innocent, they are required by law, to not only believe you, but to argue your sentiments on your behalf. The United States Constitution guarantees that you receive adequate legal representation in criminal cases, and innocent or not, it is in your best interest to take advantage of this right.

It is never a good idea to stand up in front of the entire legal system without proper legal representation. Don’t risk your life or your reputation on a stubborn need to prove your innocence through lack of representation. Instead, contact a Trenton criminal defense lawyer when you need one. We do our best to serve you and fight for the best possible outcome on your behalf.

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