Criminal Defense is Not all by the Book
If you've been arrested, it is normal to feel frightened and confused about what to do. You have probably received several letters and brochures from lawyers in the mail. Likewise, the phone book is full of attorney advertisements. How do you choose the right attorney to handle your Pinellas county case? How will you be able to afford it?
The first thing to do is relax and try to think clearly. Get your priorities in order, by determining what is your most important objective. For example, is it to avoid a formal conviction? Perhaps, to safeguard your driving privilege? How about side-stepping incarceration?
Next, you need to find an experienced lawyer who knows the Pinellas county criminal justice system. An attorney who has experience with all of the local judges...someone who appears in front of them on a daily basis.
You need to find an attorney who looks for a strategy that is designed to achieve your objective. Someone you feel comfortable with, who has a solid understanding of the facts of your case. You should speak to several lawyers and select the one who is a straight shooter, not someone who mtells you what you want to hear.
You only get one chance to achieve the best possible outcome. Capitalize on your lawyer's experience by being open and honest. A position of trust between you and your attorney is invaluable and will serve you well.
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