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What to Do When You are Guilty of a Crime

As many people know, 201 Poplar is not the best place to spend the day. Facing criminal charges or appearing in traffic court without the assistance of an experienced Memphis based lawyer creates a giant headache.

Over the years, our criminal defense attorneys have learned that good people are often in bad situations. Everyone makes mistakes, and some of these mistakes, intended or not, involve breaking the law and can carry stiff consequences. Mistakes, lapses of judgment or just being in the wrong place with the wrong people at the wrong time can still amount to an arrest or citation. 

We understand the nature of these incidents and want to work with you to limit or clear your public record of these transgressions.  

Many clients come to us and say, "Mr. Chiozza, I know what I did was wrong. Rest assured, it won't happen again. I just don’t want to go to jail."  

These individuals are not seeking a way out. Rather, they want representation to negotiate an agreement that will limit their punishment. Once you face criminal charges, you need to understand that nearly all punishments for said crimes are negotiable. These negotiations depend on the specifics of your arrest, your background and numerous other factors. 

More importantly, your negotiated sentence will also depend on your attorney and his or her knowledge of the Memphis legal system and the prosecutors handling these cases.  

Without question, there are times when an individual is wrongfully accused, and fighting the legal system is the only way to prove his or her innocence. Often, though, the client knows what they did was wrong and is looking to minimize the effect criminal charges will have on his or her family, reputation and employment.  The Chiozza Law Firm has attorneys who are experienced in negotiating criminal matters while helping their clients through a confusing, scary and difficult time.  

Whether you have been charged with driving with a suspended license, driving under the influence, misdemeanors or felonies or another crime, you need to hire a criminal defense attorney. Hiring an attorney right away can help in getting the best possible outcome in your case.

An experienced attorney will do everything possible to protect his or her client from having this mistake permanently on record. Having a criminal charge on your permanent record can limit future job opportunities, strain personal and family relationships and deny your right to vote or carry a gun.  

If you, a friend, or relative has been charged with a crime, time is of the essence. Please call The Chiozza Law Firm immediately to discuss your case. Facing criminal charges is an intimidating and, sometimes, terrifying experience. You need a criminal defense team that will effectively and aggressively defend you.

We are committed to providing the best defense possible. We take great pride in our dedication to our clients and their issues while vigorously defending your rights, freedoms, and best interests both in and out of the courtroom.

Contact us at 901-526-9494 to discuss your potential criminal matter in a confidential manner, where we will do our best to quote you a reasonable fee arrangement should you choose our representation.

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Posted by Brian Chiozza at 11:06 AM

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