Why Do I Need a Lawyer if I Know I am Guilty?

There are a number of reasons that a person who believes he or she is actually guilty might want the assistance of an attorney. A person may feel morally guilty while being legally innocent. Many times the police “overcharge” a case, either by improperly bringing multiple charges or charging a more serious offense. The police also may have violated your constitutional rights. The police violation of rights may be more serious than the offense that you are charged with committing. Finally, even if the police are able to prove their case against you, you still may need an experienced lawyer to negotiate a fair sentence on your behalf. There are a practically unlimited number of ways that a sentence can be structured. A person charged with a crime should try to get the best, most fair outcome that they can.

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