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Should I Still Hire an Attorney if I Think I’m Guilty?

McCarter | East PLLC  Dec. 29, 2022

Court of Law and Justice Trial Proceedings.Regardless of how you feel, by no means should anyone have to face a criminal charge by themselves. Perhaps you are feeling an overwhelming sense of guilt or you are feeling pressured into a guilty plea by the police officers or prosecutors, regardless of whether you’re innocent. At the end of the day, it is never wise to face criminal charges alone, and it is certainly unwise to enter a guilty plea without speaking to a seasoned criminal defense attorney first.  

At McCarter | East PLLC, our attorneys are ready to provide you with the guidance you need when wrestling with difficult decisions like these. Do not let the stress overcome you and make a decision you will regret. Instead, contact our office in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and schedule a free consultation of your case. We are located near the courthouse and also serve Berry Hill, Tennessee. 

Consequences of a Guilty Plea 

Without having an attorney handle your case, you miss the chance of securing a not-guilty verdict, outstanding plea deal, dismissal, and more. Before entering a guilty plea, you should consider all of the consequences that could happen. If you’re found guilty of a misdemeanor or felony in Tennesse, you could be facing:  

  • Jail or prison time 

  • Large fines 

  • Probation 

  • Community service 

  • Loss of driver’s license or any other professional license 

  • The requirement to register as a sex offender 

  • Loss of employment or housing 

  • Loss of the right to own firearms  

  • Deportation 

  • Damaged reputation 

With our criminal defense attorney at your side, you may be able to secure a better deal; one that you thought might not be possible. Take a leap of faith and contact our law firm in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, today. 

Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney Even If You Think You’re Guilty 

An attorney’s job is to examine all of the evidence and assess your situation while fighting for the best possible outcome. By opting to plead guilty, you are not taking into consideration any positive outcomes that could happen with the help of an attorney. 

  1. You have a constitutional right to an attorney – Police officers may try to tell you that only guilty people hire criminal defense attorneys. They say that because they know attorneys can weaken their case against you. 

  1. You are innocent until proven guilty – In the modern world, it often feels like it is the opposite – guilty until proven innocent – and even that can be considered a stretch. Our defense attorney will advocate for you and protect your rights when you have been charged with a crime. 

  1. Negotiating a plea deal – If we believe that pleading guilty is the right course of action, we can at least help you seek a better plea deal. By pleading guilty from the get-go, you are not able to take the chance to secure a better deal for yourself. We will help you fight for a better outcome.  

  1. We offer free consultations – At McCarter | East PLLC, our criminal defense attorneys are dedicated to providing you with reliable representation. Our initial meeting will be free, and we can go over your case and discuss a plan going forward. Contact us in Murfreesboro for your free meeting. We also represent those facing criminal charges in Berry Hill, Tennessee. 

Hire Our Criminal Defense Attorneys Today 

By dealing with your criminal charges by yourself, you are not allowing yourself the right to a fair trial (or process) that you are promised in the Constitution. Our attorneys are here to take your thoughts into consideration while striving for a fair and just outcome. To discuss your case, reach out to our conveniently located office today. McCarter | East PLLC is located near the courthouse in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.