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Criminal defense representation cannot be passive

On Behalf of | Jul 17, 2015 | Uncategorized

“I could never do criminal defense law.” You can hear a lot of attorneys saying that, the insinuation being that those who have been accused of crimes are guilty until proven innocent, or not worth defending, or both. Even some criminal defense lawyers do not seem to put their hearts into what they are doing; they just go through the motions of defending you, but will do little more than to put in the minimum effort required to avoid an accusation of “ineffective representation by counsel.”

The law is not always infallible, and those charged with enforcing it — police and prosecutors — are themselves capable of making mistakes or even acting wrongly in their zeal to deprive you of your money and your liberty. The one person who stands between you and the machinery of the state when you have been accused of breaking the law is your defense attorney. For your own sake, it is essential that you make the right choice when deciding who it will be to stand on your behalf.

Aggressive defense is a signature characteristic of The Law Firm of Michael J. Thompson. We take our role as your advocate seriously, because we know that the best way to keep police and prosecutors honest is to make them take your defense seriously as well. We will thoroughly investigate the facts of your case and analyze the applicable law to ensure that no practical avenue of legal defense is left unexplored. We will not back down in negotiations just to make things easy on ourselves at your expense, and if we cannot secure the best possible settlement outcome then we will present a thorough defense for you in trial to see to it that any plausible possibility to create a reasonable doubt of the prosecution’s arguments against you will be clearly and forcefully put before the jury.

If you are wondering whether you can afford an attorney, ask yourself whether you can afford one who is not completely dedicated to doing whatever it takes within the boundaries of the law to defend you. Then go to our website to learn more about our services in Kentucky or Tennessee.

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