Every Case Is Different
Over the many years that I have been practicing criminal defense law, clients or potential clients have repeatedly made the same mistake during our initial consultation. When we first meet, they will tell me that they will receive (fill in the blank) sentences. They are sure of this because their friend was convicted of the same charge they are now facing and that is the sentence that the friend received.
What the client does not understand, is that each and every case is different. The Judge may be different. The prosecutor may be different. And which criminal defense attorney they have certainly made a difference. There will undoubtedly be subtle differences in the facts of each case which can make a difference in the outcome of the case.
Don’t go into your lawyer’s office with a preconceived idea about what the outcome of your case will be. Carefully explain all the facts of your case and let your lawyer guide you through the system to get the best result possible.