Why Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer?
By Zachary Mushkatel on December 10, 2013
If you believe you are involved in a criminal investigation, contacting an experienced Arizona criminal defense attorney without delay may be imperative.
Many people, when they find themselves involved in a criminal case, wonder whether they should contact an attorney and why. They may think that the case will be resolved without charges or that an attorney is not necessary if they are innocent.
If you believe you are the focus of a criminal investigation or you have been arrested, the help of an experienced Arizona criminal defense lawyer is crucial regardless of what the truth is.
At Mushkatel, Robbins & Becker, PLLC, our legal team wants everyone to know the best ways to protect their rights and future wellbeing. Here are just a few of the reasons the help of a defense attorney may be vital:
- Criminal law is complex. Both the criminal laws people are expected to follow and the procedures used to try people accused of crimes in court are complex. Attorneys who regularly handle criminal cases know these laws and procedures well. They can ensure that the prosecutors and law enforcement respect your civil liberties.
- Criminal defense lawyers offer resources you need to build the best possible defense. Your attorney can work with investigators, expert witnesses, and other resources to build the best possible defense on your behalf. Criminal defense attorneys typically have access to resources that you may not, especially if you are working to put your life back on track after the disruption of an arrest.
- Your attorney will help you understand the charges against you. Your attorney will also help you understand what your options are and the likely consequences of each available avenue.
To learn more about criminal defense options and your rights in Arizona, call us at (623) 889-0691 for a free consultation.
Zachary Mushkatel is an Arizona native who earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona in 2001 and his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2004. After serving as a public defender, he entered into private practice and, ultimately, joined forces with Mathis Becker to form the law firm known today as Mushkatel, Robbins & Becker, PLLC. In addition to criminal law, Mushkatel practices civil litigation, with a focus on estate litigation and personal injury cases. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce and Sun Valley Lodge, and he is an executive officer and member of the Board of Directors for the West Maricopa County Bar Association.