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Don't Overlook the Long-Term Impacts of Your Defense Strategy

May 17, 2019

Criminal defense strategies have to take the facts of the case into account. There are many things that this might entail, so you must look at the circumstances surrounding the situation. We know that you may have some questions about what you can do and how the options might impact your case. We are here to answer those questions so that you can determine what to do for your defense.

Some people think that all criminal cases should be handled in the same manner. This isn't how things work. Even when charges are similar, defense strategies must be customized to the unique facts of a case. You can't set up a defense strategy for one drug charge based solely on what worked in another case with similar points. We can help you to review your options and consider how they might impact your needs.

Throughout the process, you are going to have to think about choices. One of the first decisions is how you will plead to the charges. If you plead guilty, your next consideration is sentencing. If you plead not guilty, you will have several other things to think about. We will walk with you through each step.

Make sure that you don't focus only on the short-term impacts of the choices you have to make. In a criminal case, many of the decisions have a long-term impact on your life. You have to weigh all of these together so that you can make a logical decision about the direction of your case. Only you can make these difficult choices, so think carefully about what you are willing to do.