When I meet someone for the first time, it’s pretty common to be
asked, “How Does a Criminal Defense Attorney in Phoenix Sleep at
Night?” I mean, it’s true that I regularly represent clients
charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana and cocaine,
sexual conduct with a minor, and a host of other serious felony charges in both State and Federal
courts, but I sleep pretty soundly knowing that I put 110% into all of my cases.
I don’t write the facts of the case, and I certainly am not here
to judge (I did that for 4 years and it was fun while it lasted). My job
is to zealously advocate for my clients. Sometimes, as some
criminal defense attorneys in Phoenix and elsewhere fail to understand, this means being more than a “yes
man” and telling my clients some of the cold realities of both life
and the criminal justice system. A client may have what appears to be
a great argument that a police search of a truck containing pounds of
marijuana and thousands of dollars was illegal, but there is always a
roll of the dice. It’s foolish, if not irresponsible for a criminal
defense lawyer to not tell their clients the pros and cons of an issue
them to make the choice as to how to move forward.
My job is not about my ego – it’s about getting the best possible
outcome for my clients. There are some criminal defense attorneys that
jump up and down and make a lot of noise. But if it’s only noise,
what does it do for the client at the end of the day. An attorney can
put on a good show, but if the show lands your client in prison for a
long time, it’s just pomp and circumstance. After 20+ years in the
doing some very big and nasty cases as a Phoenix criminal defense lawyer, my philosophy is very different:
Just get it done. Skip the awards and skip the dog and pony show. Do what’s
best for your client because that’s the only thing that matters.
You may not get a plaque when you’re done, but you’ll definitely
get a good night’s sleep.
Contact my Phoenix defense office today to learn more about how hiring my firm can benefit your case.