Q: If you hire a criminal attorney shouldn’t they get you a better deal then what was offered to u at time of arraignment?
My husband is being given the same amount of time a year and a half later of when he was arrested and his lawyer is telling him to take it. Shouldn’t the attorney have made some kind of difference in the case ?
A: more info needed.
but a private lawyer does not guarantee you a better "deal", tho that is often the case.
the results are controlled by the facts.......some are worse than others....prior record? who is the DA? who is the judge? has the defendant or his/her lawyer pissed off the court? are there substantial injuries? who is the injured party and are they placing pressure on the DA? etc
Andy Chen agrees with this answer
A: I agree with Mr. Gribow. It's a common misconception that you will are guaranteed to receive a benefit if you hire your own lawyer versus representing yourself or using the public defender. Each lawyer has their own experience and perspective which might cause the lawyer you hire to have a new idea no one else has thought of before. However, no lawyer is a magician. Ultimately, it boils down to the facts of the case and what evidence the prosecutor has versus what evidence the defendant has.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.