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Why you really do need an attorney if you’re innocent

There is a misconception out there that if you are innocent, you don’t need a lawyer. And if you do hire an attorney, that means you are probably guilty. These two statements can’t be further from the truth. It’s almost like saying “If you go to a doctor when you are experiencing an ache, you probably have a serious illness.” This statement seems silly, doesn’t it? But if we think about it, it’s very similar to the statement about hiring an attorney. We reach out to a doctor for his or her medical expertise when we feel an ache because we do not want to self-diagnose our condition. In many cases, it turns out to be a non-issue but we often think “better safe than sorry.”

The same statement should be considered when it comes to facing a criminal charge. You may know in your heart that you are innocent but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a legal professional by your side to protect your best interests. We’ve heard stories time and time again when people were wrongfully convicted. Even if you feel certain that the evidence will prove your innocence, it’s important to make sure you have a lawyer on your side. That person knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system and may be able to see issues that you may not even be aware of.

Remember, you seek the help of a doctor because you want to make sure you are around for a long time for your family. The same goes with the legal system. If you are facing a serious criminal charge, you may want to work with an attorney in order to protect your future.

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