Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Winston-Salem, NC
Innocent people are convicted of crimes every day. Even people who have committed some crime are convicted of much worse crimes only to spend the rest of their lives in prison.
If you have been accused of a crime, you are facing a legal battle that will forever change the course of your life. You are up against a prosecution team backed by the resources of the government with a single purpose -- to get a conviction.
What Does a Defense Attorney Do?
Criminal defense attorneys help their clients navigate the complicated criminal justice, trial, and pre-trial process. In many cases, a defendant may choose to retain the services of a lawyer before they are even charged with a crime to protect their rights during the interview and investigation phase of the case. If the defendant is charged, a defense lawyer can present evidence, interview witnesses, and examine the steps taken by the police and prosecution to ensure probable cause was present when the arrest was made. If the case goes to trial, a defense lawyer will be able to assist in mounting a defense, determine if a plea deal is a good idea, and help appeal a conviction down the line.
Why You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney
If you are being accused of a criminal offense in Winston-Salem, the consequences of a conviction could have a massive negative effect on your entire life. Conviction aside, the impact on your life during the often-lengthy trial process could also be highly-detrimental. Having a qualified criminal defense attorney on your side will increase your odds of a reduced sentence and the possibility of clearing your name completely. In many cases, defense attorneys have tried multiple cases that are similar to yours throughout their careers, and will be intimately familiar with the laws and charges brought against you. This experience not only helps with your defense, but will also allow them to explain the charges to you in an easy to understand manner. Attorneys will also be able to effectively communicate with all parties involved in your case, which is something a defendant would realistically never be advised to do (the prosecution could use your words against you). One of the most important aspects of hiring a criminal defense lawyer to help you though, is their ability to talk to witnesses and gather evidence to help fight for you. This could ultimately mean the difference between being sentenced and having charges dropped/a sentence reduced.
The Law Offices of John J. Barrow Provide Criminal Defense in Winston-Salem and Surrounding Areas
Without an experienced criminal defense team fighting for you, you are in an unfair fight . You should act fast and act decisively. Don't wait to take action -- it may save your life! When you are faced with criminal charges, it is imperative to hire a criminal defense attorney who will stand with you and fight for you in court. John J. Barrow is that attorney and, with over 21 years of trial experience, is dedicated to helping clients get the best outcome possible in their case. He handles trials in Superior and District Court, with charges ranging from murder to drug offenses and everything in between. If you are in the Winston-Salem area and have criminal charges against you, give the Law Offices of John J. Barrow a call and get a no cost defense analysis today!
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