Why You Should Hire A Criminal Defense Lawyer If You're Charged With A Crime

If you face a criminal charge you could have a lot to lose. Whether a conviction would result in jail time or fines, it is possible a criminal record could impact your life for years into the future, potentially preventing you from getting a job or even finding a place to live. From the Law Office of Philip DeJong located in Ukiah, I help people accused of crimes.

The Criminal Justice System Is Complicated

The California criminal justice system is complicated. For individuals who are unfamiliar with the system it is even harder to navigate. Having a knowledgeable attorney on your side who understands the options that may be available to you may lead to a better outcome.

Get The Attention You Deserve

Facing a criminal charge is a stressful situation. To alleviate that pressure it may be tempting to take the first offer the prosecution makes to you. Without an in-depth explanation by a criminal defense lawyer about the potential consequences of your options you could make a big mistake. You owe it to yourself to make sure the impact of the criminal charge on your life is minimized as much as possible.

Time Is Of The Essence

The sooner you contact a criminal defense lawyer for assistance with your criminal charge, the better. Ideally it is best to do so during the investigation period, before charges are even brought. In some cases taking this course of action might result in lesser charges being brought or charges not being brought at all. Call the Law Office of Philip DeJong at 707-877-4099 (888-368-9042 toll free) or contact me online to learn how I might help you with your criminal matter.