In our previous blog post, we discussed how it is sometimes financially impossible for people to fight against criminal charges. This is because many people simply don't have the financial ability to pay for all of the expenses that are associated with fighting the criminal charges. We know that having to fight the charges placed against you can be a frightening prospect. We also know that you don't want to just sit back and let the chips fall where they may.
If you are facing criminal charges for any reason, your defense is the only thing that you can work on that might be able to minimize the penalties that you are facing. The penalties, which do include fines and other financial considerations, are often considerable. We know that isn't something that is pleasant to think about.
Think about what would happen if you are convicted of a crime and sentenced to time in prison and fines. You obviously can't pay the fines while you are in prison. When you get out of prison, you will be labeled a felon if your conviction was a felony. That would likely make it hard for you to find a job. Without a job, you can't pay fines. Not paying your fines could land you back in court. Then begins the vicious cycle that can keep you in the criminal justice system.
We know that is a lot to think about. If you are facing charges, fighting against those charges is likely your main priority. We can help you to evaluate the options that you have so that you can decide what you are going to do about the charges.