Addressing Underlying Causes of Crimes Is Often Difficult
March 17, 2017
Felony charges of any sort can have a big impact on your future. Just last week, we discussed the case of a teacher who is facing drug charges. The sad fact in that case is that the teacher might not ever be able to return to teaching just because of a mistake. In some cases, such as with drug charges, the cause of the case might be more than just someone wanting to commit a crime.
Drug possessions might be fueled by a drug addiction. Drug dealing and thefts might be fueled by a need for money. It is all too easy for the courts to impose criminal penalties in these cases, but it is much more difficult to try to address the underlying cause of the criminal act.
We know that things happen in life that might lead a person to act in a way that is uncharacteristic for them. We aren't here to judge what happened. We are only here to listen to your side of the story and help you to come up with a defense strategy that addresses the case against you.
When you are facing felony charges, you must let the way that being labeled a felon might affect your life spur you to action. Think about each option that you have for your defense before you decide what you are going to do.
No matter what, today is the day to get your defense strategy moving. You must realize that you can't waste time. Each day you let pass without working on your defense is one less day that you are using to prepare and shore up your defense.