Every year, thousands of Americans are wrongfully accused of crimes they did not commit. Many of these people are tragically and wrongfully convicted. According to the National Registry of Exonerations, 2016 represented a record year for exonerations nationwide. An incredible 166 wrongfully convicted people were declared innocent that year, and more than three people continue to be exonerated every week. Tragically, many of those people spent decades in prison before ultimately being granted release.
In Harris County alone, we have seen approximately 128 exonerations since 2010. That total represents an alarming 15% of all exonerations nationwide. If you have been accused of a crime, you will want to do everything you can to avoid being another one of these statistics. That is why it is paramount to work with a competent and experienced criminal defense attorney.
Choosing a Defense Attorney
Choosing a criminal defense attorney can be a truly difficult decision. When deciding who you want to represent you in court, there are a number of important dynamics to consider.
The most important aspect of any attorney-client relationship is trust. Meet with prospective attorneys before you hire one and find someone that makes you comfortable and you feel comfortable working with. You will spend extensive amounts of time working together with your attorney to find the best possible legal outcome to your case, so you want to be sure they will be someone you believe has your best interests at heart.
When hiring a defense attorney, it is also of the utmost importance that you feel confident in their ability in the courtroom. The ideal defense attorney should have experience working on cases like yours, and they should have a proven track record in the courtroom. Doing your homework before hiring your defense attorney may save you stress, money, and even jail time.
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Hiring a quality defense attorney can be the ultimate difference in finding the optimal resolution to your criminal case. A quality attorney can obtain dismissals in felony or misdemeanor cases, negotiate with prosecutors to reduce charges, and in severe cases, help you avoid or reduce jail time.
While prior success in the courtroom is no guarantee of results in the future, Nathaniel Pitoniak has a proven and distinguished record of success. From assault charges to drug crimes, Nathaniel Pitoniak has tried more than thirty felony and misdemeanor charges in Texas Courtrooms. At The Pitoniak Law Firm, we can promise thorough preparation and aggressive representation for each and every one of our clients. To set up a free consultation with a Houston criminal defense lawyer, call us today at 832-315-6283.
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