Representing Clients in Criminal Cases in Montgomery County
If you’ve been accused of a crime in Montgomery County, regardless of whether it’s a felony or a misdemeanor, you need someone on your side who will protect your rights and fight to prove your innocence. The experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Zeiger Firm are prepared to offer guidance and representation to help you preserve your freedom and your reputation.
Why Do I Need a Criminal Defense Attorney?
This is a frequently asked question, and there are numerous reasons why you should retain an experienced attorney to represent you. Below we discuss some of what an attorney can provide you.
- Education and experience: Regardless of your intelligence and prior experience with the law, if you’re not working in the court system day in and day out, and if you didn’t spend years before you began a legal career studying law and the art of persuasion, then you need an attorney on your side.
- Negotiation skills: One of the most important traits of a good criminal defense attorney is being able to negotiate. Having an attorney to negotiate aggressively on your behalf may mean the difference between a felony or a misdemeanor conviction and jail time or probation.
- A solid game plan: It’s hard to know, within the many layers of a criminal court case, where to begin and what to focus on. A criminal defense attorney understands what must be done, what needs to happen first, and how to address the inevitable bumps in the road that come with criminal defense cases. In addition, your criminal defense lawyer is likely well-versed in diversion programs, expungements, and other options that can help you put your criminal charge in the past.
- Knowledge of the arena and the players within it: If you were to take on the task of representing yourself in a criminal case, the court would expect you to know procedural rules that aren’t written down anywhere and to litigate against prosecutors who appear in court every day. At the Zeiger Firm, we know these unwritten rules. We know the prosecutors and the judges, and they know us and our reputation.
- Time: Criminal cases are generally time-consuming affairs. You likely have other things competing for your time, such as a job of your own, a family to raise, and much more. Protecting the rights and freedoms of our clients is our job, and we dedicate ourselves to providing high-quality legal representation.
- Access to investigators: Individuals who represent themselves in criminal court often do so without the benefit of an investigator. The prosecution has investigators working to prove your guilt, so why shouldn’t you have an investigator working to prove your innocence? We have investigators who work with us on behalf of our clients.
- Unbiased guidance: When it comes to being charged with a criminal offense, you may have already learned or will soon learn that everyone seems to be an expert on what you should do. A real expert, however, can offer you information about your options, an unbiased listening ear, and guidance that can help you make important decisions about your case.