I was busted in oct 26 2016, I had 3.5grams in my room that I claimed. They found the remaining 7-grams in bathroom where they found my roommate/co defendant hiding. They are charging me with dealing over 10grams and possession over 10grams and maintaining. It was indeed my home but my roommate lived there too and tech the lease was in no ones name yet. I have never been in trouble anx yet the best offer they are giving me is 6yrs. My co defendant who has a large amount of charges prior to these one is getting teen challenge and probation. I feel like im being screwed and I need a better lawyer because I feel mine does not have my best interests in mind.
A criminal defense lawyer is a lawyer (mostly barristers) specializing in the defense of individuals and companies charged with criminal activity. Some criminal defense lawyers are privately retained, while others are employed by the various jurisdictions with criminal courts for appointment to represent indigent persons; the latter are generally called public defenders. The terminology is imprecise because each jurisdiction may have different practices with various levels of input from state and federal law or consent decrees. Some jurisdictions use a rotating system of appointments with judges appointing a private practice attorney or firm for each case. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_defense_lawyer
If you're facing criminal charges (You were detained and imprisoned by the police), You have the right to remain silent. You should remember, that anything you say can and will be used against you in a court. You have - just like anyone else - the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an criminal defense attorney, you may qualify for a court-appointed lawyer.
- How to Become a Criminal Defense Lawyer? - wikihow.com
- Tips on how to find the right lawyer to handle your criminal case - nolo.com
- Various ways that private criminal lawyers charge for their work - nolo.com
How to find and compare top criminal defense law firms that provide legal aid for DUI and other criminal cases? Search Super Lawyers directory, compare criminal attorneys on Justia or browse detailed Avvo reports on Criminal Defense Attorneys across United States.