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Why Do I Need to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

If you’ve recently been arrested for a crime, you probably have a lot of competing concerns running through your head. What will you tell your family? What will you tell your employer, and will you get fired on the spot? Will you be able to afford all the court fees and fines that may be imposed? You may be thinking that, with all the other costs involved, you can’t afford to hire a lawyer to defend you in court. However, what’s more likely to be true is that you can’t afford not to hire an attorney. Help ensure that you can move forward with your life as soon as possible after an arrest by speaking to the knowledgeable and dedicated criminal defense attorneys at Dupée & Monroe in Goshen for a consultation on your Hudson Valley arrest.

Don’t put your future at risk by failing to invest in your defense

A criminal conviction can leave a big impact on your life, in both the short- and long-term. Spending days and days in jail after an arrest awaiting an arraignment can put your job in peril even before you’re convicted. Finding work after you receive a felony conviction can be extremely difficult, in addition to the impact such a record can have on your ability to find an apartment, receive a loan, or obtain a number of professional certifications.

Our experienced criminal defense attorneys understand the system and can make the wheels of justice move more quickly. We know how to negotiate for no bail or reduced bail, to get you out of jail and back to your normal life as quickly as possible. We know how to push for an arraignment to be scheduled quickly. The attorneys at Dupée & Monroe are experienced in getting charges dropped or reduced, so that you spend as little time as possible (or none) behind bars. Our criminal defense lawyers will zealously fight for you to receive fair treatment and full protection of your constitutional rights.

Public defenders are overburdened and simply don’t have the time to dedicate themselves to each client

When you’re arrested for a serious crime, you have a constitutional right to be provided a public defender. While these lawyers have a duty to provide a competent defense, many public defender offices have seen their funding slashed in recent years, so that each public defender ends up having an enormous number of clients. As a result, public defenders have a strong motivation to settle their clients’ cases as quickly as possible, even when you might have had a chance of winning if your case went to trial.

Hire an attorney who has your best interests at heart, and the time and experience you need to defend your liberty

A private criminal defense attorney can dedicate the time and attention your case needs to ensure you receive the best possible result. Our criminal defense attorneys can offer you individualized advice. Our knowledge of the criminal justice system and courtroom personnel mean that we can accurately and honestly tell you whether your case is a good candidate for early settlement, or if a full trial might be in your best interests. Dupée & Monroe’s defense lawyers will be by your side at every step of the way, from the interrogation room until the day you’re released.

Dedicated and Experienced Legal Representation in Your Hudson Valley Arrest

If you are facing criminal charges in the New York Hudson Valley, give yourself the best chance of freedom and a bright future. Contact the dedicated and knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys at the Goshen offices of Dupée & Monroe for a consultation on your case, at 845-294-8900.

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