Criminal Defense Lawyer
Criminal defense lawyers perform many essential functions throughout the course of a criminal case. They are responsible for defending people who are charged with crimes, and they speak on the client’s behalf. Criminal defense lawyers are sometimes contacted directly by the defendant but in some cases, they are assigned the case by the court. Many of them are public defenders who are hired by the public defender’s office and are given cases by local, state, or federal courts.
Other criminal defense lawyers are employed by private firms while others independent legal offices that they manage themselves. Public defenders tend to be given lower salaries than private lawyers are, and they tend to have a higher caseload. This is because of the referral process and the salary that comes from people other than defendants. Many people prefer to hire private lawyers for this reason. If public defenders are overworked and underpaid, they may be less motivated to fight your case.
A good criminal defense lawyer can make your life better by improving your chances of winning your case or by getting a more desirable plea bargain. Even if you qualify for a court-appointed attorney, it may be in your best interest to speak with an experienced attorney to get a second opinion on your case.
If you were arrested and/or charged for any crime such as assault and battery, murder shoplifting, burglary, arson, or any other criminal offense, then a good criminal defense attorney can help. As seasoned and qualified lawyers we understand how police officers and district attorneys put together cases. We use our expert knowledge to your advantage when fighting your criminal charges.
BWA’s criminal lawyers are here to help defend against criminal charges. We understand the impact that being charged with a DUI, misdemeanor, or felony can have on your life. Our criminal lawyers work diligently to analyze your defense options and scrutinize the evidence to find any holes in the prosecution’s case.
Our goal is to work with you to find the best defense option available.