A criminal defendant’s right to an attorney is found in the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, if the defendant cannot afford an attorney, in almost all instances the government will appoint one to handle the case, at no cost to the defendant. Many public defenders are inexperienced and over worked. Where as a skillful and experienced attorney, (like Reno Nevada Law’s Lee Hotchkin) who will personally oversee your case is an effective choice.
Lee has more than 33 years experience in criminal defense. He has a proven track record, many of his past clients have had their charges dropped – he may be able to do the same for you. With Lee Hotchkin as your attorney, you won’t be lost in a system – waiting for your assigned attorney to show up.
Lee Hotchkin will be your advocate, he will skillfully represent you and fight for your rights. Lee is available to meet you during normal business hours at his office located in the museum tower building, or on weekends or nights by appointment. He can also meet you at the jail, if need be.
If you or a loved one have been arrested and you are looking for a skillful and experienced attorney call Reno Nevada Law (775) 786-5791 today for a FREE CONSULTATION!
HOW DOES AN DEFENSE ATTORNEY ASSIST IN A CRIMINAL CASE?
The defense attorney’s role is of paramount importance in almost every criminal case. While specific duties of an attorney vary depending on the nature of the charges and the case, key responsibilities of any criminal defense lawyer include:
• Advising the defendant of his or her rights and explaining what to expect at different stages of the criminal process
• Ensuring that the defendant’s constitutional rights are not violated through law enforcement conduct, or in court proceedings
• Negotiating a plea bargain with the government, on the defendant’s behalf
• From arraignment to sentencing: investigating facts and evidence, cross-examining government witnesses, objecting to improper questions and evidence, and presenting any legal defenses
Due to their work load, public defenders are often looking to do accept the first plea bargain they get for you and clear your case. A skillful and experienced lawyer will analyze your case from your first meeting and begin establishing a strategy to achieve the best possible out come.
This may mean going to trial – a skillful attorney, like Lee Hotchkin, is experienced at trial work. His only allegiance is to you. If going to trial is the best way to achieve a positive outcome for you, Lee will take on Washoe County’s best head to head and aggressively defend you.
Do you need a skillful attorney who isn’t afraid to go to trial with your case and will take on the DA head to head? Call Reno Nevada Law (775) 786-5791 today – it’s what we do!