The criminal law system can become a very intimidating and confusing process for everyone. Being prepared for the circumstances that may arise is a necessity for everyone.
There are lawyers for any type of conceivable legal problem. In most cases, a lawyer will represent you or try to find you guilty of charges. If you lose, you stand to face time in jail as well as a substantial amount of money. If you are facing criminal charges, or if you are investigation by law enforcement your legal situation is totally different. In a criminal trial, you can lose your freedom for a very long time. Criminal defense lawyers (although paid a fee) do not deal in money, but in your personal future, whether it involves loss of your freedom or loss of a professional license.
If you need the services of a criminal lawyer, you must make sure you find the right one for you. There are many advantages to this. First off, an experienced lawyer will more than likely command more respect from the prosecutors office and judge. A lawyer who has been involved with many trials may also be best at giving you advice on whether to go to trial or take a plea bargain. He or she will also be better at investigating your case, pre-trial motion work and obtaining an overall positive result for you. Make sure you find someone that will fight aggressively on your behalf. You cannot afford to lose your freedom just because you hired the wrong lawyer.