Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer?
What Northern California Consumers Need to Know About Working With a Criminal Law Attorney
It is a serious situation when you have been charged with a crime. Seeking the help of a qualified Northern California criminal law attorney will be your first step. In fact, while there are legal matters that can be dealt with alone, a criminal arrest warrants the help of a criminal defense attorney so that your rights are protected, and you achieve the best possible outcome.
Regardless of the severity of the charges, you could be facing severe consequences such as jail, loss of future employment prospects, or having a criminal record, to name a few.
A criminal defense lawyer can help you understand:
- The charges that have been filed against you
- The defenses available to you
- Any plea bargains that might be offered
- What to expect after trial or conviction
To learn more about hiring an attorney, read our Guide to Hiring a Lawyer section.
If you are facing criminal charges, it is a serious matter. To search for criminal defense lawyers in Northern California, simply click your county link on this page, or go to our law firm directory. To learn more about California criminal law, go to our Learn About the Law section.