For most people, getting charged with a crime and having to go to court is a very frightening experience. You may be asking yourself these questions:
- Will there be a lot of people there?
- Will I get taken to jail?
- If I hire a lawyer, can they go to court for me?
- How should I dress?
- How long will it take?
Hiring a lawyer can help to alleviate the stress and uncertainty of going to court. I’m often told after my very first meeting or telephone call with a prospective client that they are feeling a lot more at ease. A lawyer probably won’t be able to completely erase any anxiety that you may be feeling about going to court. But, I can at least tell you what to expect when you get there.
A good lawyer should not just know the law and be able to defend you. A good lawyer should also take the time to help you through this process and be there for you when you have questions or concerns.