Remaining Calm If You Have Been Charged With a Crime
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Oct 29, 2009 in Criminal Law
When someone is faced with being prosecuted for a crime in Phoenix or anywhere in Arizona, he or she begins the process of dealing with an incredibly formidable foe in the government and the prosecutors whose job it is to obtain convictions. The most natural psychological reaction to finding out that you could be charged with and/or prosecuted for a crime is to recoil in fear and to hope that the matter somehow resolves itself.
Simply put, this is not how any criminal matter will proceed. Therefore, if you find yourself embroiled in this type of situation, the first thing you need to do is to contact an experienced Phoenix criminal defense attorney for the help you need to work through this matter.
Below are a few reasons as to why experience matters when it comes to defending yourself against criminal charges.
Objectivity - Phoenix Criminal Defense
Being charged with a crime is an intensely emotional situation to deal with, and now is the time when, perhaps like no other situation before, emotion needs to be removed from any decision-making process.
You need a clear head helping you work towards a resolution to this matter, and an experienced criminal defense attorney in Arizona will be able to manage your case properly and to help you make sound decisions regarding how to proceed based on that experience.
Every detail of every criminal law case could prove to be critical in regards to the ultimate outcome, and calm decision-making is simply an irreplaceable quality.
Reputation of a Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer
When the prosecutor's office is alerted to the fact that you've retained a Phoenix criminal defense lawyer, it's important that those who will be prosecuting your case recognize the name of your attorney and that they immediately understand that there will be no easy conviction obtained in your case. Obviously track record plays into an attorney's reputation, but one cannot obtain a track record without tangible experience. If you work with a respected, experienced attorney, it could improve your chances of securing a fair plea agreement depending on the facts of your situation.
Strategy of a Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney
Perhaps no area of law is more filled with particularities and intricacies as criminal law in Arizona, and each phase of a case gives rise to the opportunity to implement strategies that could help you move towards a resolution. However, these 'tricks of the trade' must be done in a timely fashion for the most part and they must comply with both the laws that govern the situation and ethical rules that govern all attorneys, including the prosecutors working on your case. Strategy is an enormous consideration, and strategic decisions are mostly better made with experience helping formulate them.
Overall, if you face a criminal prosecution, every moment matters. You must secure the help you need to move through this situation.
You can start by contacting the Arizona criminal defense attorneys at Montano Arentz & Associates, PLLC today to schedule an initial consultation.