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What is the role of your defense attorney?

Posted by Albert Hansen | Oct 11, 2019 | 2 Comments

Facing criminal charges in Maine is a tough situation. You may get advice from many different people that you need to secure a criminal defense attorney. Before you hire one, though, you should understand what your attorney can do for you and how he or she can help you with your case. This can make it easier to make a decision and work with your attorney throughout your case.

The American Bar Association explains that your criminal defense attorney should be your advocate. It is his or her job to do what is in your best interests and to look out for you in all matters pertaining to your case. Your attorney should fight for you and do what is necessary to properly represent you in and out of court.

Your attorney does not have to get you a not guilty verdict, but he or she should work towards that goal to the best of his or her ability. If you agree to take a plea bargain, then your attorney should work for you to get the best possible deal.

Another main duty of your attorney is to ensure nobody infringes upon your rights. If he or she sees something that is a rights violation, then action must happen.

Do keep in mind that your attorney is an officer of the court, and as such, he or she must follow the law and uphold the law in every sense. Because of this, you get attorney-client privileged which requires information between you and your attorney to remain confidential. This information is for education and is not legal advice.

About the Author

Albert Hansen

DWI, OUI, superior and district court cases, domestic violence, habitual offender, all motor vehicle/license cases, felonies, misdemeanors and violations, as well as divorce/domestic relations are the areas of practice for Attorney Albert Hansen.  Al Hansen is a 1991 graduate of Bates College, fo...

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Lyla Peterson Reply

Posted Jan 10, 2020 at 08:47:29

I’m glad to hear that defense attorneys may be able to help you get a good plea bargain. My brother was arrested for drug possession last night. I will advise him to speak to a local criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. https://www.kp4justice.com/law-services

Albert Hansen Reply

Posted Jan 23, 2020 at 13:45:14

Our primary role as criminal defense lawyers is to assess the strength of the government’s case by analyzing legal and factual defenses in order to optimize the result for the client. This may result in a plea agreement (over 90% cases) or trial and appeal if necessary.

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