It’s always worth it to fight criminal charges because criminal charges always come back to haunt you, even long after you served your time, paid your find, and completed your obligation to society for your wrongdoing. This blog post is mainly focused on pointing out a few of the reasons why it’s best to fight any allegations of criminal wrongdoing by law enforcement that ever comes your way.
First off, avoiding jail time is in anyone’s best interest, at any time, during any situation, regardless of what country they may be facing jail time in. The problem with jail, aside from losing your freedom, is being stuck in a little room for the majority of the hours in the day.
Another bad part about being in jail is not being able to connect with your family, not being able to go where you want to go, and the serious possibility of death by fellow inmate, gang rape, or the contraction of the disease.
Heck, in some cases people come out of jail with a completely different sexual distinction than they had when they went in. Personally, I think it’s safe to assume the situation creating that turnaround had to be uncomfortable.
As you can see, there are far more reasons to do whatever you can to avoid having to serve a jail sentence than actually losing a little bit of freedom which, in itself, is terrifying.
Criminal Record Creation
If you are ever incarcerated in jail, or criminally charged in not having the serve jail time, there will be a criminal record following you around everywhere you try to go in life. All attempts at upward mobility will be stymied. Sometimes, these criminal records can keep you from living where you want to live and working where you want to work, and they also have a funny way of making life a living hell.
Resource: U.S. Incarceration Rates By Race
Needless to say, a criminal record is a perfect demonstration of you being your own worst enemy and it should be avoided at all cost. All cost up to, and including, the price you have to pay for competent attorney will bend represent you in the event that your brought up in a court of law on criminal charges.
Always Get Legal Representation
Securing legal representation is the easiest way to guarantee that you’ll get the best possible opportunity to come out court a free man, or with the legal disposition that you can live with. Your attorney will be able to let you know the details of the law as it applies to your case, and will be able to wiggle through any loopholes available to either get your case thrown out of court and/or secure a not guilty verdict for you during trial.