Each year thousands of people are arrested in Washington. Some face serious felony charges, even more face misdemeanor charges. Some are first-time arrestees, others have been through the entire criminal justice process before. However, one thing that all people who have been arrested and charged with a crime have in common is that they have the right to present a criminal defense. And they have constitutional rights that must be protected.
Crafting your strategy
Confusion is oftentimes the prevailing mindset for an individual in Washington who has been arrested. They may not know exactly what the crime is that they will be charged with, how long they might be in the local jail or how the arrest will impact their employment situation and other aspects of their personal life. In short, there is a lot to think about and sort through. The sooner an arrestee secures legal representation, the better the chances are that the individual will be able to better navigate these uncertainties.
Crafting a legal strategy to approach your criminal case needs to happen sooner rather than later. For some people, the evidence against them may seem overwhelming – meaning that they may begin to think about negotiating a plea agreement. But, for others, the best choice might be to fight the charges, all the way to a jury trial, if needed. Each case is different, with different facts to consider.
At our law firm, we work with Washington residents who are facing criminal charges. We know that you may be confused about what the future might hold. We also know that you are looking for options. At our law firm, we work with our clients to attempt to craft the best possible strategy for any given case. For more information, please visit the criminal defense overview section of our law firm’s website.