How a Lawyer Can Help with Your Criminal Case

Wyoming criminal law is complicated, and the consequences of a conviction can be severe. If you have been charged with a crime, the stakes are high. The criminal defense team at Just Criminal Law can help by providing advice, explaining the law, and protecting your rights. We also provide psychological support during this difficult time and will negotiate with the prosecutor to try to have the case dismissed or the charges reduced. And because of our deep understanding of criminal law and procedure, we can do it all while saving you money.

Why You Should Hire a Criminal Defense Team

A criminal conviction carries severe consequences that can last a lifetime. You could go to jail, lose your driver’s license, or be prohibited from pursuing certain career paths. A conviction could put family housing options at risk, and if you are a student, you might lose your eligibility for some student financial aid options.

The criminal defense team at Just Criminal Law has extensive experience defending people charged with crimes throughout Eastern Wyoming and Western South Dakota. Led by former prosecutor Christina L. Williams, we provide aggressive legal defense and leave no stone unturned when we represent our clients.

#1 We Know the Law

After spending years learning the law, our lawyers spend most days in court, working with judges and other lawyers. We know the law that applies to your case and will thoroughly investigate your situation to uncover evidence that could be used to negotiate a favorable plea bargain or to have your case dismissed.

#2 We Know the Criminal Justice System

The criminal legal system is complex, confusing, and intimidating. Our lawyers are former prosecutors who have a unique understanding of the criminal justice system, the nature of the charges you are facing, what will motivate a prosecutor to resolve your case on favorable terms, and how a judge might rule in your case.

We will advise you about the potential consequences of your decisions and, drawing upon our years of experience, we will provide advice to help you make the right decision.

#3 We Will Develop Your Legal Defense Strategy

Our criminal defense team is trained to evaluate the circumstances of your situation and the law that applies. We will independently investigate the facts of your case and analyze your situation to develop your defense strategy. We will try to negotiate a favorable plea bargain or outright dismissal of the case. But if trial is inevitable, we have the experience to go toe-to-toe with the most aggressive prosecutors and will identify the inconsistencies in the state’s case to argue for a Not Guilty verdict.

#4 We Have Excellent Negotiation Skills

Many criminal cases are resolved through negotiation. As former prosecutors, we understand how the prosecutor will evaluate your case and will use our years of experience to negotiate a favorable resolution.

#5 We Offer Psychological Support

Facing criminal charges is scary. You may experience shame, depression, sadness, or a sense of loss of control. We will help you work through these emotions and set them aside when it is time to make decisions about your case and your future.

#6 We Provide Unbiased Advice

One of the benefits of working with a criminal defense lawyer is our ability to make an unbiased and emotionally unattached analysis of your situation. We will help you make a calm, informed, and rational decision to minimize the influence of your emotions when you make decisions about your case and your future.

#7 We Can Save You Money

There is a cost when you hire a top-notch criminal defense team. However, working with a lawyer will save you money in the long run. We can negotiate lower fines and help you avoid the cost of jail time, bond, and other fees. We will also minimize the number of days you miss from work and help you keep your job by avoiding prison.

#8 We Will Be Your Advocate

In pre-trial negotiations and at trial, we will argue for dismissal of your case. If you accept a plea bargain, we will argue for the least severe punishment.

If you decide to take your case to trial, complex rules of procedure and evidence apply, and questioning a witness is harder than it looks on TV. During pre-trial hearings and at trial, we will establish trust with the judge and will be prepared for an in-depth discussion of your case and the applicable law.

#9 We Will Hold the Prosecution to Their Burden of Proof

The prosecutor’s burden of proof is high. To secure a conviction, they must prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This is the highest burden of proof in the American legal system.

As criminal defense lawyers, we make sure the government follows the rules, and when they don’t, we make them pay for their mistakes. This can lead to a favorable resolution in your case, such as a better plea deal or outright dismissal of your case.

#10 We Will Improve the Likelihood of a Favorable Outcome

Working with an experienced criminal defense team will improve your chances of beating the criminal charges and resolving your case on favorable terms.

Just Criminal Law Protects Your One Shot at Justice

If you are facing criminal charges, Just Criminal Law can help. Contact us today to schedule your personalized case review and strategy session.

Just Criminal Law is based in Gillette, Wyoming, and represents people accused of crimes in Eastern Wyoming and Western South Dakota.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this article is offered for educational purposes only. This information is not offered as legal advice. A person accused of a crime should always consult with an attorney before making decisions that have legal consequences.