Last week’s blog post demonstrates how much is on the line for a Massachusetts resident facing criminal charges and how similarly situated people may end up with different sentences based on factors outside of their control. One thing though that could possibly be controlled is how one defends themselves and who they choose to do it. Having an experienced person by one’s side and fighting for their freedom may be the difference between a conviction and an acquittal or a lengthy sentence and a pleaded down charge.
Someone facing criminal charges should not wait to protect him or herself. Even allegations have the potential to ruin one’s image, so charges could lead to a conviction which could lead to a lengthy sentence and have long-term consequences. Fighting them from the onset or negotiating for a better sentence, depending on the legal strategy employed, could be in one’s best interest.
Craig E. Gibbs has more than 15 years of experience defending people against a number of criminal charges including drunk driving, assault and battery. Additionally, he doesn’t pass on cases to legal assistants and step in the last minute-he remains involved in the case from the very beginning and counsels his clients realistically, preparing them for what they should expect.
Every criminal charge and situation is not the same and we take the time to understand the charges and the best possible course of action accordingly. Whether it involves going to court or negotiating a lesser charge, we do not back down from a challenge. For more information, visit our page on criminal defense.
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