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Importance of a Criminal Defense Attorney in Bucks County
Having the right Bucks County criminal attorney on your side leads to results, and not seeking out the assistance of an attorney right away often leads to evidence that otherwise should have been protected and excluded being admitted into a case. Therefore, it is essential that an individual seek out the assistance of an experienced Bucks County criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Thereby, an individual can aid and help his attorney in preparing a defense, obtaining witnesses, obtaining videotapes and just telling motives for individuals to not tell the truth, anything of that nature. All of those notions can be explored and all defenses can be researched so that the right results ultimately occur in any alleged accused criminal defense case.
Conducing An Investigation
After a person has sought out and retained the assistance of an experienced Bucks County criminal defense attorney, a thorough investigation of their matter should take place involving both the attorney and the accused.
It’s after that investigation that an attorney with experience in Bucks County can advise an individual of what steps to take in their defense.
What Goes In To a Defense Side Investigation?
As a Bucks County criminal defense attorney we use a variety of different methods including hiring experts to defend a person accused of crimes, physicians and the use specialized investigators in seeking out specific medical records and or Department of Human Service Records in defense of our individuals.
We also use technical experts and technicians to decide when a person’s cellphone, for instance, was used and specifically where it was used in the defense of a crime. Therefore, if a person was accused of a crime in a particular area of Bucks County and they sought our assistance, our investigators would obtain phone records or other records which would indicate a person’s geographical position.
Resources and investigations are at the forefront of any defense. Without those, a Bucks County criminal defense attorney would be worthless.
Therefore, seeking out the assistance of an experienced Bucks County criminal defense attorney like our office has for nearly two decades and their investigators and or experts, an individual can feel that their rights are being protected and all chances of a possible acquittal are given the highest probability.
How Defending Cases in Bucks County are Unique
Bucks County takes certain crimes very seriously such as nuisance crimes involving narcotics, prostitution and any other crimes that affect the quality of life for its individuals.
Additionally, Bucks County is different in that most cases begin at the district court or district justice level. That is the level that a felony matter and or misdemeanor occurs before a district court judge before it goes to the county seat of Doylestown. In that capacity, a district court judge needs to listen to the evidence and decide whether there was enough evidence to send the case in for trial. The evidence does not have to be met yet beyond the reasonable doubt but it has to be met to a certain degree of certainty that a district court feels comfortable having the matter heard in the Court of Common Pleas in Doylestown.
All bail hearings in Doylestown are heard primarily at the district court level. Therefore, Bucks County will have your initial arraignment, your bail hearing and your preliminary hearing at the local magisterial justice level.
It’s only after that does the matter go before a Court of Common Pleas judge. This is very different than some of the other counties in Pennsylvania. Having an experienced Bucks County criminal defense attorney on your side especially one that has been practicing law in the jurisdiction for over two decades understands the rules of individual courts and understands the district court levels of every township will aid in any defense of any crimes charged.
Making a mistake by using another county’s procedures or by not filing certain motions and or legal paperwork on behalf of your client is at the forefront of mistakes made by individuals not versed in the Bucks County criminal defense law.
Therefore, Bucks County is made up of many different district courts, knowing each individual district court, knowing the judges, knowing the staff and knowing the prosecutors is essential. It’s what makes Bucks County unique in some ways and what makes Bucks County a somewhat more difficult court to operate in. It is also for this reason that it is essential to have an experienced Bucks County criminal defense attorney on your side in order for all matters to be handled in the most expeditious and positive manner in your defense.
Benefit of An Experienced Attorney
There’s no benefit higher than hiring an experienced Bucks County criminal defense attorney to handle your case. At all levels, an attorney who has experienced in the area and experienced in Bucks County can make things go very smoothly and make sure that your rights are protected.
It is an attorney’s job to protect their client and be on their client’s side. That’s what we do for a living. Having that from the beginning makes what otherwise would be an overwhelming process bearable. Not only bearable but it’s the job of the attorney to be a counsel for his or her client to work through the case and to get the best result possible.
Having experience on your side, having decades of criminal defense cases and knowing the right people always helps a person accused of a crime. In Bucks County like the rest of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, knowing your court and knowing the rules and making sure they’re implemented the right way is the only way to protect your rights.