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Reasons to hire a Criminal Defense Attorney

Posted by Michael G. Butash | Oct 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you ever find yourself in trouble with the law, it is very important that you hire a criminal defense attorney to represent you. In many situations, a defense attorney has the expertise to protect yourself and your rights. if police, investigators, or prosecutors want to question you and a defense attorney is not present, it could result in you unintentionally implicating yourself in a crime. For whatever reason, if you manage to find yourself in a criminal situation, hire a criminal defense attorney. You have way more to lose in a criminal case besides money for a lawyer to represent you in your situation.

If The Police Want to Question You, Hire an Attorney

When you have been in any way implicated in a crime, you may be contacted about the police wanting to question you and your involvement. This can be a very tricky situation if you do not know what it is you are even doing. With a criminal defense attorney, Florida residents will be given the necessary advice to make sure that you are protected. It is well within your rights as a citizen to have an attorney present whenever you are speaking with the police and this lawyer will ensure that you do not unintentionally say something that could potentially result in you getting in trouble.

If Your Case has Been Offered a Plea Deal, Hire an Attorney

In many instances of criminal cases, the prosecutor may offer a plea deal to avoid going to trial, sometimes though, they may even do this before an attorney gets involved in the case. With a criminal defense attorney, Florida residents can get their deal analyzed to see if it is in your best interest to accept. An attorney also may be able to negotiate with the prosecution to get you a better deal. Whether you have been charged with a crime, implicated in a crime, or simply are asked to be questioned by police, you should have a defense attorney on your side.

*Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Butash Law Group*

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Michael G. Butash

Michael G. Butash Stetson University College of Law Florida State University Former State Prosecutor Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/...

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