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Why you should hire a criminal defense lawyer

When faced with a criminal charge in Bolivia, North Carolina it is important to hire a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Why? There are a number of reasons, all of which help move the case towards a favorable outcome for you.

Below, you will find a list of the reasons why you should always hire a defense lawyer when faced with criminal charges.

  • An experienced lawyer knows the local and state laws
  • A lawyer understands the charges against you and can explain them explicitly
  • A lawyer knows the deadlines for filing appeals and other motions
  • A lawyer has experience dealing with the local prosecutors and judges
  • A lawyer knows what plea deals could be available to you
  • A lawyer knows how to negotiate with the prosecutor to have the charges reduced or dropped
  • A lawyer knows how to build a strong defense to the charges against you
  • A lawyer will be able to explain how you should act and speak in a courtroom
  • A lawyer can paint the picture of what happens if convicted and when sentencing occurs
  • A lawyer will be honest about your case and the possible outcomes
  • A lawyer can answer your questions and guide you in the best possible direction when faced with criminal charges

Are you facing a criminal charge in North Carolina? It's in your best interest to work with a criminal defense lawyer to fight the charges levied against you.

As you can see from this post, the benefits of working with a lawyer greatly outweigh representing yourself in court.

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An Award-Winning LawyerFirm founder Dustin R.T. Sullivan has been recognized as one of the leading attorneys in North Carolina. His accolades include:

  • Super Lawyer2017 Rising Star in DWI Defense Super Lawyers of North Carolina
  • Superior DUI Attorney 20162016 Superior DUI Attorney ranking for fourth consecutive year by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • Super Lawyer | Dustin R.T. Sullivan | Selected In 20172016 Public Service Award for Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • 10 Best 2017 | Attorney | Client Satisfaction 2015 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • NAFLA2015 Top 10 Ranking by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
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