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6 Reasons You Need a Good Defense Lawyer

April 26, 2024

If you have been accused of a crime, you could be facing a long list of potential consequences. From prison sentences to large fines, it’s not a question of whether a criminal conviction will have a major impact on your life—it’s a question of how severe the consequences will be. That’s why a good criminal defense lawyer is absolutely essential.  Many people attempt to represent themselves, settle for a court-appointed lawyer with an overloaded schedule, or choose an inexperienced attorney, and they don’t have the strong case they need to defend themselves. Local criminal defense attorney Janet Altschuler has over 20 years of experience defending clients in the Tucson area, and she can help you build the strongest case possible. Here are the top 6 reasons you need a good defense lawyer. 

  1. Thorough Understanding of the Legal System 

The Arizona legal system is endlessly complex. With so many rules and regulations, it can be nearly impossible for an amateur to successfully build a criminal defense case. With an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side, you’ll have a seasoned expert who can guide you throughout the process. Janet Altschuler has been working in the Tucson legal system for over 2 decades, and she has worked on cases across a wide range of practice areas. She can help simplify the process for you and properly prepare you. 

  1. Strong Prosecutor Relationships

The prosecutor in your case can have a huge impact on the outcome. After working locally for so many years, it’s more likely that your criminal defense attorney will have strong relationships with many of the prosecutors. This familiarity can allow your attorney to negotiate a better outcome more easily on your behalf. They may be able to get you a more advantageous plea deal and avoid a trial altogether. 

  1. Experience With Past Cases 

Experience is everything, especially when it comes to being a good attorney. While anyone practicing as a lawyer must have gone to law school and passed the state’s bar exam, they might not have the right experience to help you with your case. For example, a lawyer might have worked many cases involving DUIs, but few cases involving assault charges. You want to ensure that your chosen attorney has the right experience dealing with the specific crime you have been accused of committing. Janet Altschuler has been defending clients in the Tucson area for over 20 years, and she has experience with a wide range of cases. 

  1. They Can Protect Your Future

Your future is priceless, and a criminal conviction could spell disaster for any potential professional opportunities or personal relationships. Prison time could keep you from achieving any professional or personal goals for years at a time, and many companies will not hire individuals with criminal records. If you have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side, they may be able to get your penalties lessened, your charges reduced, or even have your case dismissed altogether. A criminal accusation doesn’t have to upend your life. Janet Altschuler will work hard to build you the strongest case possible and increase your chances of getting the best possible outcome. 

  1. They Can Save You Money

It might sound illogical, but it’s true: a good criminal defense attorney can actually save you money in the long run. Plus, most will agree that it is well worth the investment. If you are convicted of a crime, you could be sentenced to prison time, which would mean losing your job and any source of income. In addition, you could be required to pay large fines—depending on the crime, you could be forced to pay thousands or even hundreds of thousands in penalties. Janet Altschuler’s expertise allows her to get you the best sentencing possible for your case. 

6. They Can Assess Law Enforcement’s Conduct

Law enforcement officers and prosecutors are required to submit evidence in order to get a criminal conviction. However, many pieces of evidence may be obtained illegally or improperly, thus making them inadmissible in court. Many defendants have been able to get their cases dismissed because the police either obtained evidence illegally or mishandled it. Janet Altschuler knows exactly what law enforcement officers are and are not allowed to do, especially when it comes to gathering evidence. She can investigate every possible avenue to ensure your rights were not violated. 

Accused of a Crime? Contact Janet Altschuler Today for a Free Consultation 

If you are convicted of a crime, you could pay for it for the rest of your life. With Janet Altschuler representing you in court, you can be sure you’ll have a strong case and that your rights are being fought for. Contact her today to schedule your free consultation.

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