One of the scariest and most humiliating situation in one’s life is to be arrested because of a criminal offense. The social stigma imposed on committing criminal charges, whether it’s small or the more serious ones, can negatively affect not only the life of the accused but also the lives of his or her family and friends.
The worst thing that might happen is false accusation. That is why it is important to be well adept with the various laws, the penal system and of course, one’s rights throughout the legal process from the time of arrest, investigation and during the court trial itself.
However, there is a need for someone who had years of experience dealing with similar cases. Since the average person has no knowledge and legal background, it is advised to hire the services of a reputable criminal defense lawyer.
The Importance Of A Criminal Defense Attorney
Criminal defense attorneys are people who studied the various laws, the penal system and the whole judicial system throughout their college life. They had years of experience handling cases of all sorts.
The job of defense lawyers span from presenting all evidences to rebut the prosecutor’s arguments, questioning assertion of facts, challenges procedural errors and informing their clients of own rights. However, the most important role is defending those rights to ensure that their clients have not been violated.
Apart from this, defense attorneys can help negotiate with the prosecutors on the possible reduction of fines and eventually, jail term.
West Newbury Essex County
People who are facing criminal charges in Essex County, Massachusetts are from the cities and towns like Peabody, Lawrence, Salisbury and West Newbury, among others. Specifically, West Newbury is a town situated on the Merrimack River. It is home to about 4,235 people.
Though it has a small population, the property values in West Newbury are among the most expensive in the state.
First settled in 1635, West Newbury was part of its neighbour – Newbury. However, by 1819, the General Court of Massachusetts passed as act to separate West Newbury from Newbury. In 1820, another law was passed to change the name to West Newbury.
The town has a total area of 14.7 square miles, where 13.4 square miles is land and 1.3 square miles is water. Notable landmarks and historic places in West Newbury include the Newell Farm, Rev. John Tuffs House and Timothy Morse House.
The town of West Newbury is still under the Massachusetts court system which includes the Supreme Judicial Court, the Appeals Court, Executive Office of the Trial Court, the Massachusetts Probation Service and the Office of Jury Commissioner. The Essex County Superior Court has control over all cities and towns of Essex County.
People who face criminal charges are considered innocent until proven guilty. Thus, they are entitled to have someone to represent them in court. Criminal defense attorneys are the ones who act like warriors in court since they defend their clients at the best of their ability. Hiring a reputable and experienced criminal defense attorney will help increase the odds of acquittal, case dismissal and reduction of jail term.
You deserve only the best on your side
As a Criminal Defense Attorney, Raquel D. Ruano has an intimate knowledge of the law and what it takes to win! She will leave no stone unturned – challenging the law enforcement investigation, demanding complete discovery disclosure from the Government, developing creative and persuasive pre-trial motions, and skillfully and tirelessly litigating the case through trial or disposition.