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Why You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are looking at serious prison time or have acquired some hefty penalties against you, you are going to want the most skilled criminal defense attorney on your side. The criminal justice system operates in such a way that makes it extremely difficult for even the sharpest of individuals to represent themselves successfully, and more often than not, those individuals are not treated in the same manner in court as one who is testifying with the support of a hired defense attorney.

What a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Do For You

No single criminal case is the same, and criminal defense lawyers specialize in thoroughly analyzing your case and pride themselves on the ability to spot certain factors that could potentially mitigate or even negate your prosecution. They can also work on settling a deal or plea bargain with your prosecutor – something most prosecutors are unwilling to do with an individual without a defense attorney. They have knowledge of a vast array of tiny rules and regulations that could affect your case, and which you more than likely wouldn’t be able to find on your own. They are also an essential resource for emotional support in a highly strenuous time, constantly providing essential encouragement, reality checks, and an objective outlook on what’s really going on in your case and what you can expect in the future.

Contact Cape Cod Attorney James Powderly

When searching for the right lawyer to represent you, you will benefit more from one who is involved strictly in criminal cases, as opposed to a general practice lawyer who does some criminal defense in addition to family law, personal injury, contracts, etc. Criminal Defense Lawyer James Powderly is devoted exclusively to criminal defense. This means that you can be assured that you will have someone backing you who is devoted, trustworthy, and willing to fight tirelessly for your case. Attorney Powderly is a board member of the Bristol County Bar Association, a member of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and he wants to help you through your case. Having led the defense counsel for over 50 trials and successfully obtained dismissals and acquittals for hundreds of clients facing criminal charges, he knows how to defend your rights and provide the support you need. Call (508) 343-0676 today to speak with someone who will be ready to help you along the best path of action possible specific to your case.