It is devastating, embarrassing and scary when you learn that you are being investigated for possibly committing a crime, and worse when you have been charged. I understand. As a criminal defense attorney, I have been representing people in those circumstances for forty years.
Sometimes, I think I have “seen it all”. I have seen so many reactions by the people charged, their spouses, their families, their neighbors and friends, and their employers and co-workers. In their “moment of need”, some are blessed with the strong love and support of people who care for them, while others quickly realize who their true friends are, as they are pre-judged and sometimes shunned by those they thought would have stood with them.
When all is said and done, a person’s honor and good reputation almost always ensure that good people will stand with them and be supportive. It’s so important that an accused not “go it alone”. Of course, having a dedicated, competent criminal defense lawyer ensures that you are never alone!
So, when you talk with your criminal defense lawyer, don’t be embarrassed. We, as criminal defense attorneys, do not judge you. We realize that good people make mistakes and exercise poor judgment occasion. After all, we are only human. Your lawyer will gather facts, apply the law, advocate on your behalf, and vigorously protect your Constitutional rights.
Be truthful with your criminal defense lawyer. Tell him or her everything. Then, he or she can get you he best outcome. Trust your criminal defense lawyer – you won’t be disappointed.