Most people know basically what a criminal defense attorney is. It's someone who argues on your behalf, calls witnesses on your behalf, and who cross-examines witnesses that the defense puts forward. But there's actually so much more that a criminal defense attorney will do for you in a legal case. Here's a look at four of the biggest things you can expect.
Work to reduce your sentence
Commonly known as a plea bargain, a good criminal defense attorney will work with your prosecutor to lessen your sentence, and potentially eliminate charges against you.
Unless you and your spouse have discussed getting divorces, being served papers can be a surprising experience. Unfortunately, time is not always on your side in a divorce and your spouse is already considerably ahead of you by the time you are served. If you have just been served papers, here are some tips for what you need to do now.
Respond to the Petition
It is imperative that you file a response to the petition with the court.