Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney
Being accused of a crime is a scary position to be in. Most people don’t have experience with courts and prosecutors and it can be overwhelming to find yourself facing criminal charges. That’s why it’s vital to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. The Kroger Law Firm criminal defense attorneys in Los Angeles have helped numerous clients in different circumstances. If you’re facing charges for a crime in Los Angeles, your best chance at getting your charges dismissed or reduced is by hiring a criminal defense attorney. Give our office a call for a free consultation at 323-655-5700.Why is It Important to Have a Criminal Defense Attorney?
When you are charged with a crime hiring a criminal defense attorney to work on your behalf is now more important than ever before. Because the field of forensics has made leaps in the past years, you need an attorney who can truly understand the charges against you and can come up with the best possible defense. Some people believe they can handle their cases on their own or with a public defender, but the truth is if the police have a good case against you it will take an experienced lawyer to get you a positive outcome. The police are very good at making you believe that they're your friends—they're not. They're there to help, protect and serve, but when they see you as a criminal and breaking the law, it flips a switch in their mind from you being an innocent person to somebody who's guilty.
At the Law Offices of William Kroger all of our clients are better off with our involvement. We have handled cases where our client was charged with a small amount of drugs, but he had a handgun on him and was going to be charged with a handgun allegation. The case was pretty clear since he was caught and since the police had probable cause. If he didn't have the gun, he'd be eligible for a drug program and a then the case would ultimately come off his record. We were able to reach out to people we know and talk to prosecution and get them to agree to dismiss the gun charge and let him plead to a drug program on just the drug charges. We do similar for other clients on a daily basis.What to Look for in a Criminal Defense Attorney
When you’re thinking about hiring a criminal defense attorney, there are a number of things to look out for. First, it’s a good idea to hire somebody who knows that specific area of law. If you are charged with a drug crime, you shouldn’t go to a criminal attorney that handles murder cases. You also want an attorney that is familiar with a courtroom. There are many lawyers who have never even stepped foot in court, so you definitely want somebody who's been in court, who's been in front of that judge, and who knows the district attorney. Lastly, it can be helpful to ask for a recommendation or to read reviews; good lawyers have a good reputation within their community.Contact the Criminal Defense Attorneys at Kroger Law Group
Having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side can always improve your situation. If you’re thinking of self-representation or a public defender, we urge you to reconsider. A bad outcome in your case can cost you your freedom, so it’s important that you make the right decision in picking the appropriate criminal defense attorney for your case. Hiring a criminal defense attorney who is experienced and will be deeply involved in your case is the best way of ensuring a positive outcome.
While some law firms practice in multiple areas of law, as criminal defense attorneys in Los Angeles, we focus our practice entirely on criminal defense. Let us figure out the best defense for you. If you’re facing a crime in Los Angeles County, give the criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of William Kroger a call for a free consultation at 323-655-5700.