Jump to Navigation

Do I Need A Lawyer When I'm Charged With A Crime?

If I am charged with a crime, do I need a lawyer?

I consistently hear this one question from prospective clients: "Do I really need a lawyer for this case?" I never recommend that a person handle their own criminal matter. This may seem somewhat self-serving, given that attorneys make a living representing people, but there are significant advantages to hiring a lawyer for your case.

One of these advantages is having another person speak on your behalf. It is important that another person be able to relay the facts of your case to a police officer or prosecutor without it being considered an admission of a crime or fact. This allows you to avoid self-incrimination, while what your lawyer tells the police cannot be used against you as a self-incriminating admission. Plus, your attorney can strike a more positive tone and will be received in a better light than you will be, especially if you're speaking to the officer who arrested you.

When you Hire An Attorney, you're hiring someone who knows the area of law under which you've been charged. In other words, you're hiring an expert.

Bottom line: the legal system can be confusing, and even if you've done all the research on your case, there's no substitute for having an experienced attorney advocate on your behalf.

This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.

Free Consultation

Tell Us About Your Case

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Office Locations

The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C.
9637 Bustleton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19115

Phone: 215-673-7733
Fax: 215-673-7933
Philadelphia Law Office Map

The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C.
1142 Brunswick Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08638

Phone: 609-257-4976
Fax: 609-656-1411
Trenton Law Office Map

The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C.
538 Street Road, Suite 200
Southampton, PA 18966

Phone: 215-297-6333
Southampton Law Office Map