We read an interesting blog post today from a Miami criminal defence lawyer , Brian Tannebaum, who writes about the client who knows he/ she is under investigation but is unsure whether or not to hire a criminal defence lawyer. The client is concerned that hiring a criminal lawyer will make him / her “look guilty”. Brian Tannebaum’s insightful response is that you already do look guilty, at least to the police. So, why not deal with it responsibly by hiring a criminal defence lawyer to assist you?
At Auger Hollingsworth, we get questions like that all the time from prospective clients. The strangest variation of this question is whether or not hiring a GOOD criminal lawyer will make the client look guilty. Our answer? No it just makes you look smart.
If you are under investigation, speak to a criminal defence lawyer BEFORE charges are laid. Your chances of avoiding charges increases and your anxiety level decreases if you have a lawyer stick handling for you. Knowledge is power. Get an expert to teach you what to expect.
One thing we know from experience, virtually no-one under investigation “talks” himself or herself out of trouble.
The Ottawa criminal defence lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth can assist you with the pre-charge stage if you contact our office. To schedule a meeting with an experienced criminal defence lawyer, call us at 613-233-4529 or email [email protected]