The Franks Law Firm PLLC
#505 460 Briarwood Dr Jackson MS 39206
What should we search for in a Criminal Defense Attorney?
Lawyer Franks: You require a DUI lawyer that is going to honestly say to you the positive, as well as the bad of your case. Every situation has good and also bad factors. You need an attorney who will take a seat, the first day, and also tell you realistically what your circumstance is. You require an attorney who's not frightened to head to trial, who's not reluctant to be in front of a judge, yet at the very same time, has a connection with the prosecutors and can have a frank discussion. Frequently, we can obtain a desirable result without needing to go to court, though occasionally a court date is absolutely needed. You need a lawyer that's not frightened to take the course most beneficial to you. And also you need someone who will tell you the truthful account of where you are.
Can a person simply go into the court and speak straight to the prosecutor?
Attorney Franks: Affirmative and also no. There are prosecutors who decline outright to speak with people that aren't stood for by an attorney. As a matter of fact, I have actually dealt with one district attorney that wouldn't speak to me as an attorney. You deserve to go talk with the prosecutor, but, there's no demand the district attorney talks with you. Truthfully, do you know the good points of your case? Do you know the bad factors of your case? I've spoken to many individuals about that and I clarify what they're considering. Frequently, they do not recognize the responses. It's not due to the fact that they're incompetent. Many people I deal with are highly smart and proficient at being a plumber, or a carpenter. They got involved in a bit of trouble. I can not fix a semi trick or replace an engine. Yet I'm a good criminal defense attorney. I inform people I might go service my very own vehicle, or I might attempt driving an 18-wheeler, yet it's going to look bad and I'm probably going to mess it up, and also it's most likely to end up costing me more. So, I highly suggest proceeding and obtaining a DUI lawyer to stand up with and represent them throughout the procedure and also to see that it's not screwed up. I make sure it sets you back as low as feasible and it costs as little time as possible.
What's one of the most typical questions you get?
Attorney Franks: "Am I going to be in prison over this?" I understand nobody wishes to be in prison. However, for a DUI first offense, 2 days is the optimum prison penalty that can be enforced. If there is a plea bargain, or a guilty sentence, after that we ask for time served deduction. There's additionally the choice of participating in a victim's impact panel. You go to on a weekend and sit through the panel. You need to shell out money for it, yet you stay clear of spending the two days behind bars, or you avoid the remaining time you would certainly be called for to serve behind bars that had not been attributed. Often, we have the ability to have that suspended totally, and also if we obtain an innocent at court, or the matter is dismissed, then there is no prison time.