If you have been charged with any type of criminal offense, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced Wyoming criminal defense attorney immediately. Whether you’re facing misdemeanor charges for a first-offense DUI or felony charges for a violent crime, hiring the right lawyer can make all the difference in the world. (Hiring the wrong lawyer can, too).
At Davis & Cannon, LLP, our highly skilled defense team has been protecting the rights of individuals charged with crimes for more than 70 years. With offices in Sheridan and Cheyenne and a satellite office in Gillette, we are able to serve clients across Wyoming. If you are facing criminal charges, contact us today at (307) 672-7491 for a free and confidential consultation about your case.
Why You Should Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney Today
From DUIs and drug crimes to theft, assault, and murder, getting convicted of a crime can wreak havoc on your reputation, wallet, and freedom. Fortunately, with skilled legal counsel, it is often possible to have criminal charges reduced. In some cases, charges are dismissed entirely. If you have been charged with a crime, here are 11 reasons why you should hire a criminal defense lawyer today.
We understand how the system works
You have rights, even if you’ve been charged with a felony. At Davis & Cannon, LLP, our Sheridan criminal defense lawyer will ensure that you fully understand those rights and the options available to you. Facing criminal charges can be terrifying and confusing. It is our job to help you understand the charges against you—and any associated penalties—so that you may make informed decisions about how you want to proceed.
We handle the paperwork
With any legal issue comes extensive and confusing paperwork. We will shoulder this burden for you and ensure that the requested documents have no mistakes and are turned in on time. Even minor errors and delays can quickly become disastrous.
We protect your rights
If you are facing criminal charges, you can be sure that the prosecution will try to trick you into saying something that can be used against you. In criminal cases, there are countless opportunities for people to take advantage of you, capitalizing on your lack of legal knowledge. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side can help to ensure that nobody takes advantage of you and that your rights are protected throughout the entire process.
We expedite the process
To effectively and expeditiously fight criminal charges, it takes a village. The best defense lawyers have an exceptional team behind them. And when you have a skilled legal defense team working to keep your case moving, you can get your life back on track sooner, and save money.
Speaking of saving money
Incurring the expense of an experienced criminal defense attorney may seem counterintuitive to saving money, but having solid legal counsel often results in significant cost savings. A good attorney can help to ensure the best possible outcome for your case; a lesser sentence might help you keep your job, and/or prevent you from losing a professional license. Even if you aren’t fired for a criminal conviction, the time spent behind bars will certainly translate to lost income. Furthermore, while attorney fees can be high, most lawyers are willing to work with clients to determine a payment arrangement that works for everyone.
We provide emotional support
Dealing with criminal charges is often a highly emotional and stressful time in a person’s life. Feelings of shame and guilt are common, and you may not wish to share everything (or anything) with your loved ones. Fortunately, an experienced defense lawyer can be the shoulder and ear you need to vent your fears and frustrations, and they will provide thoughtful advice on how to move forward. This is one of the many reasons it is so important to choose an attorney who is experienced, and with whom you feel comfortable. You’re going to be divulging very personal details about your life to this person; make sure you like him/her.
We know how the prosecution thinks
While it may seem strange for defense attorneys to have positive working relationships with prosecutors, the legal process is better for everyone involved when there is some level of familiarity. In addition to allowing for effective negotiations, plea deals, and affordable bonds, knowing the prosecution also means we know how they think and how to find weaknesses in their case. We will use this knowledge and understanding to position you for the most favorable outcome possible.
We have handled cases like yours many times before
With decades of experience, very little surprises us. When choosing the right defense lawyer, you don’t want someone who just dabbles in criminal defense. At Davis & Cannon, LLP, we have extensive experience defending clients against all types of criminal charges. In fact, it is likely that we have handled multiple cases nearly identical to years.
We work diligently to protect your future
If you have been charged with a crime, you may be facing serious penalties and hefty fines. But a criminal conviction carries even more damaging penalties that are hard to quantify and even harder to prepare for. A criminal record can haunt you for years, decades, or throughout your life. Depending on your charges, a conviction can negatively impact your ability to get a job, housing, a loan, and it can even affect child custody arrangements. An experienced lawyer will fight to protect your rights, wallet, reputation, and freedom.
We determine if your constitutional rights were violated
If law enforcement violated your rights at any time during the arrest or investigation, any associated evidence may be deemed inadmissible. We know how to look for and identify improper procedures and any infringement of your rights. Our experienced defense team has helped countless clients get charges reduced or dismissed entirely.
We manage your expectations
We are not in the business of telling clients that everything will be fine. Sometimes things aren’t fine. Our legal team will analyze the details of your case and give it to you straight. We will ensure that you fully understand your rights and options and that you know what outcomes are most likely. And wherever you stand, we will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and get you the best possible outcome for your particular case.
Contact Davis & Cannon, LLP Today
If you have been charged with any type of criminal offense, the legal team at Davis & Cannon, LLP, can help. We have extensive experience in all areas of criminal law and an impressive track record of getting clients’ charges reduced or dismissed. Contact Davis & Cannon, LLP today at (307) 672-7491 for a free and confidential consultation about your case.