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Do I need a lawyer if I was charged with a crime?

by | Mar 20, 2023 | Criminal Defense

After a person receives a summons or gets arrested, a common question is whether a lawyer is needed. The decision to hire a lawyer is a big one, especially in criminal defense cases. The answer is not a black and white one. A good rule is that whenever there is a possibility of jail or prison time, you absolutely need to consult a lawyer. A criminal conviction can impact your current and future ability to get employment, housing, financial assistance, and education opportunities. It is important to be fully informed on what a conviction may bring and what to expect from a particular judge or prosecutor. Our criminal team practices throughout southwest Ohio (Warren, Butler, Hamilton, Clermont, Montgomery, Greene, Clinton, Adams, Brown, and Highland Counties). Through our extensive experience and interactions with these courts, we will be able to tell you what to expect and what may be the best plan for you moving forward.

At Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima, we are here for you no matter the charge or case. Our criminal team’s consultations are free. If you have been charged with a criminal or traffic offense, please give us a call at 513-496-0134. In those stressful and anxious times, trust in us to get you through it and get the case behind you.