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Do I Really Need a Criminal Defense Attorney?

Criminal Charges are Serious.  You Should Have a Serious,  Experienced and Savvy Criminal Defense Lawyer At Your Side

Unless you have a parking ticket, a seat belt ticket or maybe a jaywalking citation, you should almost certainly have a good, experienced criminal defense attorney help you with criminal charges.  You need to know that if you are going to try to handle your case yourself, without the benefit of counsel, that you are heading into risky territory without a map.

A Good Criminal Defense Lawyer Reduces Your RiskIt is amazing how many people make the mistake of attempting to handle their own charges. The stakes are always high, even in minor cases.  If you miss court, your license can be revoked or you might even be arrested.  If you handle your case incorrectly you may end up spending several times as much money in legal fees to attempt to fix the harm you caused by not hiring an attorney.  Sometimes the problems people cause themselves by self-representation can't be fixed at all.

If you are charged with a crime, you are going to be faced with a number of choices.  It will be up to you to make the final decision, but with a skilled and experienced attorney and counselor at law at your side, the chances are far greater that our counsel will steer you in the right direction.  The system is an enormous maze of options and rules and pitfalls.  At Kurtz & Blum, we will guide you through that maze while following the rules and avoiding the pitfalls.  Together we will work to achieve the best outcome possible in your case.

The Criminal Justice System Is Like a MazeIf, on the other hand, you simply would prefer to work with alternate counsel, that's fine too.  We're not trying to say that you're taking a needless and serious risk unless you hire Kurtz & Blum. We're saying that you should have a lawyer looking out for your interests.  Of course, Kurtz & Blum would be a exceptional choice.  However, there are other fine attorneys who may be able to assist you.  If you find yourself unable to afford to hire your own counsel, you should absolutely request to have an attorney appointed to represent you.  You can do this on your first court date. 

Don't forget the old proverb, "He who represents himself has a fool for a client".  Those words ring as true today as when they were first spoken.

Our criminal defense lawyers help people throughout Wake County, North Carolina.  We frequently handle offenses arising out of the following cities: Knightdale, Wake Forest, Cary, New Hope, Fuquay-Varina, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Raleigh, Wendell, Zebulon, Rolesville, Apex and Garner.