No matter what you’ve done wrong, you always deserve to be treated fairly. If you stole something, there’s the argument that you should be able to return it. If you speed, you should be able to face a fair penalty for a reckless, but common, act.
The justice system is built on fairness, but all too often, it’s not. Someone who commits the same crime as another may have a lighter sentence than the original offender or vice-versa, which truly isn’t fair at all. Sometimes, race is at the core of those penalties. Other times, gender influences the judge. However, everyone is supposed to be treated fairly in court, and that’s why it’s important not to go to trial without your attorney.
Your attorney has a tough job. They’ll make sure that the judge and jury aren’t biased against you for any reason. They’ll make sure the case against you is based on facts and that you are treated fairly when it comes to the charges. Your attorney will guide you through the whole process, making sure you’re not treated poorly at any time. Remember, in the United States, everyone is innocent until proven otherwise. You should not be treated any differently.
A strong criminal defense strategy does make a difference in cases like yours. Start with the facts, and make sure you’re honest with your attorney. Don’t hide anything. You have attorney-client confidentiality that protects you, so you can be as honest as possible. Our site has more on what your criminal defense attorney can do for you if you’re in trouble with the law.