The criminal lawyer is a monument to a fair and just society. The criminal lawyer defends the values that our nation was founded upon, the right to a trial by jury, to due process, and the right to privacy, among others. Some may disagree. But, if you do, consider the possibility that you may one day be charged with a crime that you did not commit. It seems outlandish, I know. But, you were at the wrong place at the wrong time. You try to clear things up by talking with the police, but this makes matters worse. The police already suspect you did it and are trying to build a case to take to the prosecutor. Law enforcement officers are courageous and noble, but they are also human. They have biases and you were at the crime scene when they arrived. They take you in for further questioning and you continue to attempt to clear up the misunderstanding. You do not call a lawyer, because this is just a mistake and you can explain it. You say too much and, ultimately, you are indicted.
Imagine being wrongfully accused of a serious crime and lacking, as most do, the knowledge to navigate our criminal justice system. You want someone that knows the process and knows the law. You want someone that will defend your constitutionally protected right to due process. You want someone that will fight for you and with you. That is what the criminal lawyer offers.