Sometimes the evidence is stacked against you. There’s a clear, well-lit video on which you can be seen and heard stating “As God is my witness, my name is John Q. Public and I am acting of my own free will!” before punching someone in the face, or drinking 10 shots of JÃ¤germeister and driving a stolen car into a swimming pool, or shoving a multi-pack of Frito-Lay products down your pants and running out of a 7-11. Sometimes there’s no witness whose credibility has to be weighed, no mistaken identity, no profiling. Sometimes there’s just no argument to be made you didn’t commit the crime.
It doesn’t happen often. But when it does, the difference between having a lawyer and having a good lawyer is crucial. At this point, guilt or innocence isn’t the question. The question is “What price are you going to have to pay?” Time in jail? Your home? Your job? Your reputation and respect? Your money? All of the above?
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