Los Angeles, CA- When a person is charged with a crime, they are painfully aware their freedom is in jeopardy; they know they may go to prison. However not everyone has committed the crime they are accused of, there may be extenuating circumstances that have a bearing on their case, and can affect the final judgment or sentencing, if convicted.
The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to The Constitution gives every charged with a crime to present a defense and for that the accused needs an attorney. The accused can have a public defender or court appointed attorney, but there are a number of reasons why hiring a Los Angeles criminal defense firm will be beneficial to your case.
Personal attention can make all the difference, spending time with a client and careful questioning allows a lawyer the opportunity to learn about a case. This is the foundation of rigorous and effective defense.
While working with a client, a criminal attorney will be honest with the offender about the ramifications of pleading guilty without trial, inform them of the possible pre-trial diversionary programs, and negotiate with prosecutors for plea bargains and sentencing.
After years of litigation, defense attorneys are aware of how to present arguments that challenge the claims and evidence presented by the prosecution. Through their research skills, and knowledge of precedents from previous cases, attorneys are able to present convincing evidence that can help you avoid conviction.
If been accused of a crime and need help with your case you should contact the office Robert M. Bernstein for a consultation immediately.
- Law Office of Robert M. Bernstein
9595 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 900
Beverly Hills, CA 90212