If you have been charged with a crime, you might be confused and concerned about how this will affect your life, your family, your job, or others around you. Whether you are charged with a DUI or DWI, a drug charge, assault, theft, or any other criminal charge, you need a lawyer to protect you. Even if this is your first offense, the penalties can be very serious, potentially resulting in thousands of dollars in fees and even incarceration. Some charges can haunt you for years by restricting your driving privileges, limiting your employment eligibility, and more. You need a criminal defense lawyer to make sure that either you are acquitted or your penalties are reduced as much as possible. It is important to keep in mind that according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, approximately 50% of those incarcerated in Federal and State prisons abuse or are addicted to drugs. Because substance abuse and alcoholism often play a significant role in criminal activity, many jurisdictions have set up recovery programs in lieu of incarceration to assist people crippled by addiction. If you are a viable candidate for an abuse recovery program, it is very important that you have an attorney by your side to help ensure that you are afforded the alternative of an abuse recovery program.
A Few Important Things to Know About Criminal Defense
Choosing a private criminal defense lawyer is the best way to achieve the most favorable results possible. Although the State or the government is required to provide a lawyer for the accused, a private lawyer who is devoted to your case can make all the difference between a harsh sentence, a lenient one, or acquittal.
According to a report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, defendants found guilty but who used private counsel were less likely to be sentenced to incarceration than were defendants found guilty but who used publically financed counsel. This difference is even larger for trials in large state courts than in federal district courts.
Why Clary | Suba | Neale?
The lawyers at Clary | Suba | Neale have years of experience in criminal justice, and our history of success for our criminal defense clients reflects this expertise. We understand the criminal justice system and how the State constructs cases. Armed with our knowledge and experience, we will make sure that you receive the most lenient sentence possible so that you can get back to your life.
Don’t let criminal charges ruin your life. If you need assistance dealing with a criminal defense case, please give us a call today at 225-926-6788 or fill out our contact form here.