If you have been charged with a crime, you need a criminal defense lawyer to represent you effectively in trial. In addition to calling witnesses in your defense and cross-examining them criminal defense attorneys may also:
- Assist people through the justice process including pre-trial
During the investigation period of a crime, when someone is a suspect and likely to be charged with a crime. A criminal defense lawyer helps the individual by instructing them during the questioning process.
- Help in convincing a court to drop the charges against you
If there is insufficient evidence or improper procedures were followed, a criminal defense lawyer may be able to persuade the court to drop the charges. For example, if you were arrested without probable cause, and not enough evidence was provided to show that you committed the crime, then charges against you may be dropped before trial.
- Can convince the court to reduce or waive your bail
When you get arrested, you may be detained for some time, and usually can only be released on bail. A criminal defense lawyer can try to persuade the court to reduce the bail or waive it altogether.
- Assist during the criminal trial
They can analyze your case and identify the strength and weakness to come up with a defense strategy. An attorney can also advise you during the plea bargain and assist with the standard steps of a criminal trial form jury selection to providing opening statements to questioning witnesses
- Represent you during a plea negotiation for reduced charges
If you’ve been found guilty of a crime, you may want to enter into a plea bargain with the prosecution. A criminal defense lawyer can represent you through the negotiations to reduce the sentence or punishment.
If you have any further questions about what criminal defense attorney does or you have been accused of a crime, contact criminal defense attorneys from Reuven J. Epstein.
Call us: (845) 459-0002/(800) 579-1605