What happens to your case inside of the courtroom is often more important than what happened in your case before it ever entered the courtroom. How you resolve a criminal case can be a life-changing decision, and it is important that you retain an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Committing a criminal act does not necessarily mean that you are guilty under the law, and a criminal conviction should not always warrant incarceration. The government is still required to prove your guilt beyond and to the exclusion of a reasonable doubt before you can be convicted of a crime. And in cases where your guilt has been proven, you still have the right to present mitigation to the court before an appropriate sentence is decided. Therefore, you should consult with an experienced criminal attorney before you decide the best way to handle your case.
Here are some important factors you should consider when hiring the right attorney to defend your criminal case. Consider when the attorney last tried a criminal case. An attorney's experience and willingness to try your case will often dictate the options available to you when deciding how to best resolve your case, and some attorneys will avoid trial at all costs. You should also consider how many cases the attorney has actually defended at trial. An attorney who is board certified in prosecuting cases is an expert at putting people in prison and that may not be who you are looking for to defend you in a criminal case. Finally, consider how much of the attorney's practice is devoted to criminal defense. Florida's criminal laws are extensive and exist in a constant state of change, and you have too much at stake in a criminal case to rely on an attorney that has not completely devoted their practice to defending citizens accused of crimes.
You should chooose a lawyer who has demonstrated a career steeped in compassion for the system's most vulnerable, the ability to care, the courage to take on the most difficult causes, an unrelenting will to win, a concern for the human condition, a true passion for justice, and simple uncompromising honesty. And that is what you get when you hire The Law Office of C. Crawford Pierce, IV.
THE LAW OFFICE OF
C. CRAWFORD PIERCE, IV
CRIMINAL TRIAL LAWYER
SERVING NORTH EAST FLORIDA
(ST. JOHNS, DUVAL, PUTNAM, AND CLAY)
"The Defense that Never Rests"
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SEALINGS & EXPUNGEMENTS
A Decade of Excellence:
Best Criminal Defense Attorney
(2020 Folio's Best of St. Augustine)
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
(2019-2020 National Trial Lawyers Assocation)
Top 40 under 40 Trial Lawyers
(2019 National Trial Lawyers Association)
Best Trial Advocate Award
(2011 Florida Defender College)
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