The Franks Law Firm PLLC
#505 460 Briarwood Dr Jackson MS 39206
What should we seek in a Criminal Defense Attorney?
Attorney Franks: You need a DUI attorney who is most likely to tell you the good, and the negative of your situation. Every case has good as well as bad factors. You require a lawyer who will certainly sit down, day one, and also tell you genuinely what your circumstance is. You need a lawyer that's not scared to go to trial, who's not hesitant to be in front of a judge, yet at the same time, has a connection with the district attorneys and also can have an honest conversation. On a regular basis, we can get a favorable end result without needing to go to trial, though in some cases a trial is definitely required. You need a lawyer that's not frightened to take the course most beneficial to you. And you need somebody who will tell you the honest story of your situation.
Can a person simply enter into the court and also speak directly to the district attorney?
Attorney Franks: Yes and no. There are prosecutors that reject outright to talk with individuals that aren't stood for by a lawyer. As a matter of fact, I have actually dealt with one prosecutor that would not speak to me as an attorney. You have the right to go speak with the district attorney, but, there's no demand the district attorney talks with you. Truthfully, do you know the assets of your case? Do you understand the negative factors of your situation? I've spoken with many individuals concerning that and also I explain what they're looking at. Quite often, they don't understand the responses. It's not because they're incompetent. Most people I deal with are highly smart and also skilled at being a mechanic, or a truck driver. They got involved in a little bit of difficulty. I can not work on a semi trick or replace an engine. However I'm an excellent criminal defense attorney. I tell people I can go work on my very own truck, or I might try driving an 18-wheeler, however it's going to look bad and also I'm most likely going to mess it up, and also it's most likely to wind up costing me a lot more. So, I very much suggest proceeding and getting a DUI lawyer to stand up with and represent them throughout the procedure and to see that it's not messed up. I make sure it sets you back as low as feasible and it sets you back as little time as possible.
What's the most typical questions you get?
Lawyer Franks: "Am I most likely to be in jail over this?" I understand nobody intends to be in prison. However, for a DUI first offense, two days is the optimum jail sentence that can be imposed. If there is a plea bargain, or a guilty sentence, after that we request for time served credit. There's also the option of going to a victim's impact panel. You go to on a weekend break and endure the panel. You have to pay for it, yet you avoid investing the two days in jail, or you prevent the rest of the time you would be required to be in jail that wasn't credited. Often, we're able to have that suspended completely, and if we obtain a not guilty at trial, or the matter is dismissed, after that there is no prison time.