Even if a defendant has a little bit of experience with the legal system, hiring an attorney can sometimes mean the difference between hard time, and just paying a fine. For serious charges, defendants should always seek least legal counseling at the very least. Lawyers have a lot of experience in traffic court and the various jurisdictions, thus ensuring that the defendant will get the best legal advice available. Below are a few other reasons why a defendant should consider hiring an attorney.
Consultation and Advice is important: By consulting with a lawyer before their trail, a defendant can receive key pieces of advice that may be able to help them substantially while they are in court. When a lawyer is advised of the details of the situation, they are able to analyze the legal position of the defendant and the prosecution, and provide the advantages and disadvantages to various alternate courses of action available.
Negotiation skills: No matter how good a defendant may feel they are in negotiating, no one can beat a lawyer. An attorney’s skill and experience in multiple trials and with various judges, allows them to possibly negotiate a lower punishment for more serious charges. For instance, plea bargaining is quite helpful in limiting the amount of punishment an offender could receive.
Representation: Facing a traffic ticket or a more serious charge like driving-under-the-influence, does not necessarily require a lawyer, however, if found guilty a defendant could find their license suspended. Which in today’s world, amounts to very serious issues. However, by hiring a lawyer, they may be able to plead the offender down to a lesser charge by using their expertise to present a more affective defense.
Hochman & Goldin, P.A.’s professional Miami Expungement Lawyers can help resolve a variety of seal and expungement cases. To learn more about these experienced Miami Traffic Lawyers, contact them at 305-665-1000.