Being the subject of a criminal charge requires a criminal defence lawyer, and this can be a very difficult time for you or your family.
The criminal justice system is complicated and you might feel as if it has been applied unfairly.
Simply being charged with a crime does not mean the Court will find you guilty. The Courts are there for a reason and that is to give you a fair trial.
Police can make mistakes. They can charge the wrong person, or charge you with the wrong crime. Perhaps they do not have enough evidence to support a guilty verdict or the evidence they do have was improperly obtained. Sometimes your actions can be justified. For example, you were acting in self-defence. All these factors may result in you being charged with a crime you simply did not commit.
The Court can be used to protect you
If properly represented the Court system can be used to protect your legal rights. They will determine whether your actions or behaviour are criminal and if you deserve to be punished. For the Court to adequately do their job they will listen to both sides and see whether the Police has proved their case beyond reasonable doubt.
Why seek legal advice?
The Police Prosecutors are professionals and experts at their job and will try their best to prove their case against you. They will go over the evidence and show the evidence to the Court. They will do whatever they can to make sure the charges against you will stick.
You require professional advice and professional representation in your criminal defence to tell the Court why the Police have not proved their case against you. It is our job to make sure that evidence that should not be used is not shown to the Court and to show the evidence that damages the Police’s case against you.
A criminal charge needs to be treated seriously. If you or a loved one is found guilty of a criminal offence, it can impact your ability to find meaningful employment or to travel overseas for a holiday. It may even lead to you serving time in prison.
When do you need to seek legal advice?
It is best to seek legal advice from a criminal defence lawyer before you decide to defend criminal charges. If you decide to plead not guilty your case will go to a hearing or trial. It is not always wise to plead not guilty and risk going to trial.
It is not always wise to plead not guilty and risk going to trial. If you plead guilty your case will go to straight to sentencing. At a sentencing hearing the Court will listen to both sides and select the most appropriate punishment for you.
A plea of not guilty will see you lose your chance at a 25% discount on sentencing should you be found guilty at a hearing or trial.
Why choose Vaarzon-Morel Solicitors?
It is important to ensure that you have access to adequate legal advice when you are charged with a crime. Vaarzon-Morel Solicitors has successfully managed many criminal defences, and you can trust us to provide you with the best possible outcome.