In a criminal case, time is not on your side!
The longer you wait to hire a lawyer, the less time your lawyer has to investigate and prepare your case!
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What I Learned from my 16 Years as a Prosecutor
Being arrested and charged with a crime is one of the scariest things that can happen to you and navigating your way through a criminal prosecution is no small thing. I believe that our justice system is the best in the world. However, I also believe that it is completely overwhelming to people who are not lawyers or who do not spend their daily lives around courthouses. Not only does a person charged with a crime enter a foreign place, but the people there seem to be operating under very foreign rules. Many people that come to court are fighting to protect the most important people and things in our lives. A criminal charge puts your liberty, your credibility, your future, and so many other things at risk. It only makes sense to have a lawyer who can help you navigate that system in the way that is most beneficial to you.
As a prosecutor, I saw so many people try to do this without a lawyer or with a lawyer that was wrong for them, those mistakes can be very detrimental to you and your case. Keep in mind that the prosecutor that files the charge against you is not only trained in the law but is more familiar with the procedures at the courthouse and the tendencies of the judges and juries. It only makes sense to do everything that you can to level the playing field and ensure that your rights are protected.
When I was a prosecutor, I saw some unbelievable situations made worse when a person did not have the assistance needed to address their charge. I’ve seen sweetheart offers get escalated to jury trials where the client went to prison for decades. So, when you are making your decision on which attorney to hire, remember you need an attorney that is experienced and competent in their field and who will help you weigh all your options realistically. You need an attorney who can talk intelligently to the opposing counsel or prosecutor in order to communicate with them. And of course, you need an attorney who is ready and able to fight hard for you if your case goes to trial.
You also must remember that for your attorney to be effective, you must listen to them and heed their advice. This includes social media as many prosecutors and police officers also search you on social media to look for incriminating posts. So many times, I have wondered why a defendant did or did not do something that hurt their case. Sometimes, it’s as simple as not having a calendar of what needs to be done and how, and you need to be able to feel confident enough in your attorney’s advice that you follow it.
The Key to Finding a Good Lawyer is:
That they can help you navigate through these rough times.
You feel good about hiring them and taking their advice.
That you can talk to them and ask them questions and that they will listen to you.
That you feel like you can trust them with your future and your family’s future.
All lawyers have different styles that appeal to different people, and you need to be able to work with the one you entrust your case to.
An initial consultation with me at Jenna Brown Law PLLC is free: I welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your case and about the possibility of me helping you with that case.
When You Need an Experienced Attorney Call Jenna Brown
Being charged with a crime in Oklahoma is a very scary and intimidating experience.
Jenna Brown is highly experienced with handling violent felony charges, firearms charges, DUI charges, domestic abuse charges, and miscellaneous misdemeanor charges.
Jenna is also very experienced in plea negotiations, preliminary hearings, bench trials, and jury trials.
Jenna Brown understands what is at stake for both you and your family.
Let Jenna put her 16 years of legal experience to work for you, by sitting down and coming up with a reasonable plan to help you with your legal situation.
When you are charged with a crime, you need a lawyer fast. Even waiting a few hours gives law enforcement and the prosecutor's a huge advantage in convicting you!
Felonies are very serious crimes, where local, state, and federal agencies can be involved in building a very solid case against you or your loved one. Most people under investigation panic and begin breaking the law even more and all the while law enforcement and confidential informants are watching and gathering more evidence against you. You need a lawyer with a team that can help you get out ahead of the prosecutor's team.
Law enforcement uses interrogation tactics designed to get you to confess like the Reid Method, unfortunately the Reid Method also produces a high number of false confessions, especially in juveniles.
It's very important that if you are arrested you immediately ask for a lawyer and stop talking to the police. By invoking your right to an attorney the interrogation has to stop, AND don't be tricked into saying another word by the police!
Contact Jenna Brown Law for a Free Case Consultation at 1-405-822-5058
Everything that you say and do in a police car or in an interrogation room is normally video recorded, so not only will specially trained police officers examine your body language, the content of your statements, but also your vocal reflections for every answer that you give or don't give.
As a Defense Attorney it takes time to figure out what the police and prosecutors have against you as evidence. Most people don't have a chance to hire a lawyer before they are taken before a judge or told what they have been charged with in court. The next step is the Preliminary Hearing, which determines if there is enough evidence to prove that you committed the crime in court.
Statistics show the sooner you hire a lawyer, the better off you are in dismissals, plea agreements, sentencing reductions, and in bench and jury trials.
When you are charged with a crime, the full force of the resources of the government are brought against you, and time is not on your side.
There is a process through which law enforcement investigates a case, forensic examinations are done, and the results of the investigation are submitted to a prosecutor. Many cases that are investigated are not prosecuted, and many cases that are taken to a prosecutor are not filed as criminal charges. Of those cases that ARE ultimately filed as criminal charges, only about 8% of those charges end up being tried – most cases end up being negotiated as plea agreements. The earlier in the legal process that you bring in an attorney to protect your rights, the better off you are. And who better to protect your rights than someone who was a 16 year prosecutor.
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