If you have been charged with a criminal offense, you are likely wondering if you should accept the legal services of a public defender or else pay for a top Morgantown criminal defense lawyer. As with most everything else in this world, you get what you pay for. In the case of criminal defense lawyers, where your liberty and potentially hefty fines and court costs are on the line, don’t settle for a “free” public defender, rather get one of the best Morgantown criminal defense attorneys on your side – contact our office today to request a free consultation with a criminal defense lawyer from our firm (304) 381-2166.
By law, not everyone can retain the free services of a public defender. Only those who cannot afford to hire an attorney are eligible for getting a public defender. The financial criteria used to determine this varies by jurisdiction and state. In West Virginia, the court can clarify this for you, as you will have to submit a financial affidavit to the clerk of the court to qualify.
If you do not qualify or are concerned about the possibility of getting a public defender that is not up to par, you can call one of the best Morgantown criminal defense attorneys at Adams Legal Group, PLLC to find out more about retaining us as your private counsel.
If you are convicted of the crime for which you are charged, depending on the circumstances of the crime and the results of that crime, you could be forced to spend many years in prison. You may also have to pay significant fines. When you are finally released from prison, you face an uncertain future. Employment may be difficult and finding a good paying job almost impossible.
A prison record can make it difficult to enter into new relationships. While you were in prison, your marriage may have failed. Your children may feel estranged from you or even embarrassed that their parent was in prison. If you are facing the possibility of a criminal conviction you owe it to your future to give yourself the best chance of a dismissal of the charge or of a lesser sentencing through a plea deal. At Adams Legal Group, PLLC we are aggressive in our defense of our clients, as we recognize the severe repercussions they face if they are found guilty by a jury or judge.
A public defender may be free, but most often their time and other resources to focus on their clients is very limited. You may be lucky to meet them before your first arraignment or initial hearing and they will probably not even know your name, much less the details of your case. At Adams Legal Group, PLLC, we intentionally limit our caseload in order to provide premium legal services to our clients. We will give your case the focus and resources it deserves.
Give your case every chance for a positive outcome by working with a respected and successful defense attorney. At Adams Legal Group, PLLC, we offer a free consultation during which you can discuss your circumstances and learn how we may be able to help you. Call us today to schedule a meeting with a Morgantown criminal defense lawyer relies on who can meet with you in private at the jail (if incarcerated) or in our offices.