Top 5 Reasons For A Strong Defense

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1. YOU WON'T GET A FAIR TRIAL!

The American legal system is not set up to be fair--not to the common individual, at least. It is designed to be complex, difficult to understand, and impossible to navigate without a law degree and significant experience working in the system. I have seen countless individuals attempt to defend themselves. Without an adequate understanding of legal theory, court rules, and the rules of evidence, I have yet to see anyone win. You need help.

2. THE OTHER SIDE IS PREPARED!

The cities and district attorney offices in the state of Utah pay attorneys to be prepared and fight cases against you. They are legally trained. They know the law and the rules to fight you. You need to have someone equally prepared on your side. Our legal system was designed with the intention that it would pit two equal sides against each other in court. Only then would equal justice prevail. However, if one side is not equally matched, rather than finding a middle ground, the outcome will be one-sided and there will be no justice. You need to be prepared.

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3. THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT YOU!

Prosecutors, while they may be good people, do not care about you, your life, you family, or your job. In fact, it's their job not to care. They get paid to prosecute people for crimes. Nearly everyone who comes in has some story, and usually it's about why they should get a break. If the prosecutors listened, the city wouldn't convict anyone, they would lose revenue, and the prosecutor would be out of a job. They will work against you. Shouldn't you have someone on your side? Having a strong defense attorney on your side is about having someone who cares about you.

4. YOU MAY HAVE DEFENSES YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT!

Prosecutors won't admit this, but their cases are usually full of holes. It's not their responsibility to tell you of their weaknesses. Their job is to get a conviction. Going to an attorney is a little like going to a doctor: while you may get better on your own, there may be remedies that only a doctor would know about. Similarly, you may have defenses available to your case that only an experienced attorney would know about.

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5. YOU'LL GET THE BEST OUTCOME POSSIBLE!

While a knowledgeable attorney can't guarantee a dismissal of a case, they can give you the peace of mind that you got the best outcome possible. Don't live with doubts and regrets. You won't want to face your life 5 years from now wondering, "What if I had hired a good attorney? Would this be on my record?" Imagine facing a job interview, knowing that the other candidate is more qualified only because you didn't fight hard enough to protect your record.

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