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WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO ACHIEVE A SUCCESSFUL RESULT IN THE PASADENA CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE?
If you have a criminal case pending in the Pasadena Superior Courthouse I think it is fair to assume that you are thinking about hiring an attorney that can help you deal with your situation and hopefully assist you in a successful result. In order to talk about what a successful result would be in your case, we need to know how strong the evidence is against you and what you hope to accomplish in your case. Obviously everyone would love to get their case dismissed and get themselves out of the system as fast as possible. To really assess what is realistically possible in your criminal case, you are going to have to sit down face to face with a seasoned attorney, tell them the truth about what is going on and let them guide you through what the likely outcome of the case will be and what you can possibly do to make the result one that you are happy with.
Many times people come and sit down with me and realize that they have done something wrong and simply want to deal with it, get it behind them so them can move on with their life and figure out what they can do to help me help them. In this scenario, I tell the client that they can get character letter from friends, family, people who know and respect them and from their job. Also, depending on the circumstances, we can obtain professional help and reports that access the person’s likelihood to re-offend and the possibilities that the actions in this case where simply an aberration that will not repeat itself. If the prosecutors and judge can be convinced that you are not going to become involved in the behavior that got you in trouble again, then they will be much more flexible in crafting a resolution that you can live with.
HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT HIRING A CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY TO REPRESENT YOU IN THE PASADENA COURTHOUSE?
In my opinion, you want to choose an attorney that you genuinely like and feel comfortable with. Because if you like them and feel comfortable with them, then the judge and the prosecutor will likely have the same reaction. Especially if your attorney is going to have to do some negotiating on your behalf, they must make a good impression as a person and then of course know what they are doing and passionately represent you in the best light possible. When you come into meet with the attorney, do a little preparation. Get a list of questions together, so when you leave the meeting you feel like all of your concerns were addressed. Make sure that you tell the attorney the unembellished truth…meaning don’t give them the version you feel best about, give them the one the police and prosecutors will tell. This way the attorney can really get a feel for what they are up against. Once you tell them the accusers version of what happened then you can begin to give your version of the events, so they can begin to formulate a defense for you. Also, let them know what you want out of the case and ask them to tell you their opinion of you are truly facing. Contact us today to avoid jail time!