You Want A Criminal Defense Attorney On Your Side
The ramifications of any criminal charge can be catastrophic. Worst case, you could be sentenced to significant time in prison. You could be fined thousands of dollars. Your reputation could suffer long-term damage. You could lose your job, your relationships, your future and your liberty.
A criminal conviction can trigger a host of unforeseen consequences, many of which you as a suspect charged in a matter may not foresee or understand.
At Lewis & Ashworth, PLLC, our trial attorneys understand this. Our job as your attorney is to both provide the tactical goals necessary for each stage of your case and to keep the big picture in view and provide you with a strategy that is designed to minimize all elements of your charges.
This perspective is only available from an experienced criminal defense attorney, as criminal law and procedure are very complex and always changing and only attorneys who are consistently in court every week can truly provide the representation you need.
Why You Want Your Own Professional
In a criminal courtroom, you are likely the only non-professional present. What does that mean? Practically, it means everyone else in the process has one goal: your conviction.
The prosecutors, law enforcement officers and investigators’ goal is your conviction. The judge, while impartial, is not there to protect your rights or interest and cannot give you legal advice. Without your own attorney, focused solely on your rights and interest, you are outnumbered and outgunned.
Criminal Law Is Complex
What does that mean? There are hundreds of statutes in the Texas Criminal Code. There are also thousands of regulations that potentially contain criminal penalties. And that is just the statutory law.
Criminal procedure, the rules of evidence and rules of court are fiendishly complex and only very experienced attorneys who regularly practice in court really grasp the full complexity. Our attorneys at Lewis & Ashworth, PLLC are trial attorneys.
They began their careers as prosecutors and now use that experience to benefit their clients. They spend much of their time, every week, in court, representing clients just like you and working with the laws and procedures on a daily basis. This skill can be invaluable when protecting your interests and rights.
They take the time to explain how the law works, how prosecutors will treat your case, the possible sentences that judges could apply to your charges so you understand the full ramifications of your charges and your potential options.
This allows you to make meaningful decisions about your defense and effectively participate in your defense. Without a skilled defense attorney, things will happen to you in court that you may not even understand. We help you make knowing contributions to your defense.
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