Criminal defense attorneys are lawyers who are specialized in the defending procedure of the convicted to the jurisdiction in order to prove the innocence of the convicted or negating the penalties for the charges. They are also known as public defenders, when it comes to the assignment of the attorney by the law. The convicted can have his/her personal attorney. But when he cannot afford one, the law or the federal authorities assign an attorney for the convicted to carry out the proper judgment.
The job of the defense attorney is to investigate through the witness, police reports and evidence and finding the loopholes of the charges. By this procedure, the defense attorney alleviates the penalty those are supposedly to be put on against the convicted. The penalty or punishment for the crimes ranges long according to the criteria. The crime can range from negligible or misdemeanor to felony. According to that, the punishment can range from apt fines to death penalty. In between these two, there are lots of punishments according and apt to the severity of the committed crime.
The most importance of the defense attorney arises at the time of applying the criminal law legislation which is in fact a complex procedure of state and federal. The general people do not have the grasp on this complex criminal law and justice process. Therefore it is highly possible to found guilty due to the lack of proper knowledge and application of criminal defense law.
Even though the convicted has the right to represent their selves in front of the jurisdiction, against the superior opposition attorney, it obvious to fall into the victim of being found guilty. Poor legal representation can turn into severe consequences which might raise the level of punishment which might not have deserved by the convicted. Misdemeanor crimes might let you free of conviction in exchange of the apt fine according to the crime you have committed.
But if you are found guilty of some felony, the punishment can be several years of prison terms to death sentence. So it is very important to find a proper and expert criminal defense attorney who would be able to represent you by all legal means and defend you at a professional manner on behalf of you.
During the investigation procedure, a client can appoint a criminal defense attorney in order to assist you throughout all the criminal justice process. At the pre trail session, when the convicted is still not found guilty, the defense attorney can go through all the process including evidence representation, police reports etc. to find the loophole from the preliminary stage. Therefore, there would be chances to make the convicted found free of charges more easily. Even it is possible to convince the court to drop charges against you because of improper evidence or lack of evidence or insufficient data and falsified procedures.
During the trial session, the defense attorney can analyze your case, identify the loophole, pros and cons of pleading guilty, strengths and weaknesses of your evidence and represent you and the proper legal strategies.