Just because you think you're guilty, doesn't mean a criminal defense attorney can’t help you. There are a lot of things we can do. Number one: make sure the Commonwealth can prove the case against you. The truth doesn't actually matter, what matters is what they can prove. A) do they actually have the evidence -- are the witnesses there? Do they come to court? It is amazing how many times you can get a good result just by waiting it out by seeing if the witnesses actually show up. So let's say they have the evidence against you...well, there's a lot of things that can affect punishment. What if you don't want to go to jail -- what if jail would be devastating to your career or your family life. You can do some proactive things, i.e., voluntary community service ahead of time or a shoplifting class, if that's the kind of case it is. Let's think about what we can do to put you in the best position possible by the time we get to court. I like to take a very proactive approach but also a holistic approach to the case seeing what would convince a prosecutor or a judge to give you a lighter sentence or a sentence that more fits what you actually did do.

 

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