Should I hire a criminal lawyer if I am guilty?
Unfortunately, many people mistakenly think that they should not spend money on a criminal defense attorney if they are guilty. Nothing could be further from the truth. Many times there is an available defense, even when a crime was committed. Also, the government may not be able to prove the commission of a crime.
When a person pleads guilty, there is usually a great range of punishment available to the court. Many criminal attorneys stop working on a case after a guilty verdict or a guilty plea. That is when our work often begins.
We have saved many clients five, ten or more years of jail by preparing thoroughly for sentencing.
We will advise you and help you make the decision whether you should plead guilty after considering the weight of the evidence against you and the possible defenses. But we will never pressure you to plead guilty if you wish to have a jury decide your case. At the Law Offices of Russell Babcock, we are experienced in defending the criminal case from start to finish.