What Can a San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney Do For You

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When you are in trouble with the law, you need a skilled defense attorney to protect your rights and help you get a positive outcome in your case. 

DUI. Domestic abuse. Assault and battery. Thefts. Warrants. Criminal charges of any kind can be stressful and put significant strain on your personal and professional life. The fear of losing your freedom, your family or your nest egg can be overwhelming. When you are facing charges, you need the help of a skilled criminal defense attorney who understands the laws and has a track record of success fighting cases similar to yours. 

The Law Office of Joni Eisenstein has over 25 years of experience in helping their clients face their charges with confidence. Attorney Joni Eisenstein understands the San Diego courts and has relationships with the judges and prosecutors who will try your case. By working with an experienced and reputable attorney, you can greatly increase the chances of obtaining a favorable outcome, including lessened charges or dropped charges. 

Despite some of the obvious benefits of having a criminal defense attorney at your side, many people wonder if they need an attorney at all. “Can't I just fight my charges on my own?” 

Many people think that a courtroom is just like the ones they see on TV. But no matter how many crime dramas you've watched, you will not be prepared to defend yourself adequately in court without the assistance of a professional. 

If you are considering whether you should hire a defense attorney, you likely have many questions as to what a defense attorney can really do for you when you are facing charges. Read on to learn the top three benefits of hiring a San Diego criminal defense attorney.

They have a comprehensive understanding of the laws surrounding your case. 

The legal system is complex and requires years of education and experience to practice successfully. For a layperson to attempt to learn the laws around their case, as well as the procedures of the court, would be a formidable task. A defense attorney who has experience trying cases similar to yours will have a valuable working knowledge of the laws pertaining to your case. They will have an understanding of the most successful defenses available for your charges, getting you closer to a positive outcome. 

They can obtain valuable evidence in your case. 

Like many other things in life, relationships are the keys to success. Attorneys who have a solid reputation in the courts and among the judges, prosecutors and clerks can be a great benefit to criminal defendants. Amicable relationships between defense attorneys and prosecutors can mean that you get the information you need quickly to prepare your best defense. If you were to defend yourself, how would you know who to contact? How would you know what evidence to request? Hiring a defense attorney can be vital in ensuring that you get what you need in a timely manner. 

They can negotiate and appear on your behalf. 

Sometimes, your defense attorney can negotiate on your behalf even before your day in court. This will give you the advantage of knowing what to expect in court or what evidence is being brought against you. Depending on the facts of your case, your attorney may even be able to negotiate a deal and get your case dismissed altogether. 

Going to court can be a stressful and traumatic experience. It can also take you away from work and your family. Your defense attorney may be able to appear on your behalf, acting as your representation so you do not have to appear in court. After their appearance, they can provide you with any updates and the outcome so you can stay on top of your situation and be prepared for next steps without having to appear before the judge. 

Hire Oceanside Criminal Defense Attorney 

When you are facing criminal charges, you need the help of an experienced attorney to guide you through the legal system and answer all of your questions about the laws surrounding your case. The California legal system can be daunting. Call the Law Office of Joni Eisenstein today to schedule a consultation with our attorney. She will listen to the facts of your case and help you determine the next steps to resolve it in a timely manner and with as little disruption to your life as possible. With over 25 years of experience, Joni Eisenstein is ready to help you stand up for your rights in court.