It is highly advised to persons who are accused of a crime to have a lawyer to provide valuable advice and help resolve the case fairly. Good legal advice is very critical in criminal cases because the consequences of a conviction can be very serious.
If you cannot afford the services of a lawyer, you can apply for a legal aid lawyer; however, you have to qualify according to your income level and the type of case. If you do not qualify for legal aid, there are free or low-cost legal services provided by non-profit organizations in your area.
Another option is to make a Rowbotham Application to a judge to halt the case unless the government decides to fund a legal aid lawyer. If you cannot get a legal aid lawyer or a Rowbotham Order, you can still avail of legal advice through unbundled or limited scope legal services. You will only pay the lawyer for things that you cannot do like researching the law for a summary case that can help you.
The lawyer can also help in the preparation of documents that are necessary to the hearing and provide you advice on how to make your own application in court. This agreement is called a retainer that sets out the scope of the lawyer’s involvement in your case. It is very important to have an agreement between you and the lawyer on which tasks he has to do, the work that you will be doing on your own and what you are capable of handling.
Meanwhile, it is still the best decision to pay for the services of a criminal defence lawyer to assist you with the complex legal issues. A criminal defence lawyer will use all possible methods available to win the case. He has considerable experience in greatly improving the outcome of a case.
If you need a criminal defence lawyer, do not hesitate to call Donich Law. You need a lawyer during police interviews and interrogations, during the bail hearing and in determining the best legal defence that applies to your case. Your rights will be protected and you will be assisted every step of the way.