The criminal justice system can be very confusing and scary. While you have the right to represent yourself in court, the advice of a lawyer is invaluable. While you may not feel you have the money to hire a lawyer, you may not be able to afford not to have a lawyer. If you cannot afford a lawyer and you are charged with an offense which carries possible jail or prison time, you are entitled to a court-appointed lawyer at state expense. However, if you post bond, you will not be permitted a court-appointed attorney.
Crimes are generally classified as felonies or misdemeanors. Generally, felonies are punished by a sentence of one year or more in prison. Misdemeanors are generally punished by one year or less in a county jail. Probation is also a possibility. Under probation, a person would not serve any time in jail or prison.
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When it comes to criminal law cases, an experienced and effective criminal defense attorney can mean the difference between a prison sentence and reduced or dismissed charges. Even in less serious cases, a good criminal defense attorney can make a serious impact on the outcome of the case by ensuring that the rights of the accused are protected throughout the legal process. For these and other reasons, it is vital that those accused of a crime select the most competent, experienced and effective attorney available.
If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime, you need a skilled and proven criminal defense attorney on your side. CONTACT DAVID HALL for a complimentary case evaluation with an expert criminal defense attorney who has extensive experience defending people charged with crimes.
David Hall is a Full Service Criminal Defense Attorney.
For years, he has been effectively representing adults and juveniles in federal and state court. He handles the cases of those who have been charged with murder, drug offenses, fraud, rape, molestation, sex crimes, embezzlement, weapons charges, theft, vehicular manslaughter, white collar crime, driving under the influence, domestic violence, and other criminal charges.