In many cases, when an individual is faced with a criminal charge, it is the first time they have ever had to deal with the criminal system. It can be extremely frightening, especially if the charges you face could lead to negative long-term consequences.
There are many types of situations that may lead to criminal charges. In some cases, an individual may realistically understand that they did something wrong, but know they need the help of an attorney in order to better understand the legal system and to get the best possible outcome. But what about someone who wholeheartedly knows they are guilty of all charges?
Those individuals, especially if they have never been charged with any crime before, may feel that having an attorney by their side is unnecessary. They may even feel as though bringing in an attorney shows that they think they are guilty.
While we understand why someone would feel this way, there are pretty clear and important reasons as to why you should work with an attorney even if you have nothing to hide. Just like when you work with a doctor to help you through medical issues, an attorney has the knowledge and experience to help you through a legal matter.
The outcome of the charge you are facing is very important to your future. An attorney will understand the ins and outs of the court system in your area and will work to protect your rights through the process. There are some situations in life where you may be able to do something without the help of a professional, but a serious legal matter such as a criminal charge should not be one of them.