Article provided by: Law Offices of Patrick L. Hancock
Patrick L Hancock is a criminal attorney in San Antonio. Attorney Hancock's practice is based on the belief that everyone deserves and is entitled to a quality legal defense when they are being accused of committing a crime. Although it's easy for society to treat a defendant as though they are guilty before they've been convicted, the constitution says they should be considered innocent until proven guilty. We can change society's perception of you, but we can make sure that the legal system affords you this dignity.
Everyone Deserves a Defense
If you've been charged with a crime, your freedom and good name are on the line, whether you are guilty or innocent. Every day throughout the world, and even right here in the United States, people go to jail over crimes they didn't commit. More times than not, this happens when a defendant chooses to represent themselves in court or seeks the services of a public defender, commonly referred to as "plea bargain attorneys."
Although you have the legal right to represent yourself in court, you should not opt to do so. Indeed, there are a lot of things in life that you have a legal right to do but shouldn't. You need a professional in your corner.
The Deck is Stacked Against You
The fact is; when you walk into that courtroom by yourself, you are like a lamb in a den of hungry lions. There's no way you can stand up to the prosecuting attorney who has a whole team of legal experts at their disposal and an unlimited budget of resources to find dirt, hire expert witnesses, and make a case against you.
Further, the judges and the prosecutors are usually friends or close colleagues. Courthouse prosecutors work hand-in-hand with the judges day in and day out. They often eat lunch together, and they are of the same accord. In fact, most judges were once prosecutors themselves.
You Need an Experienced Criminal Attorney in San Antonio
Let's face it; although the United States has the best justice system in the world by far, it's not as if there aren't any flaws in it. Good people get charged with crimes all the time. All it takes is to be in the wrong place at the wrong time or to get caught up in the heat of the moment. One mistake or error in judgment could ruin the rest of your life. Also, it's important to know that the prosecutor gets paid to get people convicted.
Often, we see people's rights being ignored by unscrupulous prosecutors who will do anything to obtain a conviction. Having an experienced criminal attorney in your corner means that your rights will be upheld, and your best interests will be advocated for.
You are Not Alone!
If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, even a relatively trivial one, you might be worried and or facing lots of uncertainties. Even lesser crimes like DUIs can have serious ramifications like license suspensions, heavy fines and court costs, and a permanent blemish on their records.Criminal Attorney San Antonio
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