For those who have been charged with crimes, ranging from anything like a DUI to assault or grand theft auto, criminal defense is a highly-important aspect of America’s legal system. Without proper criminal defense, it’s impossible for an individual accused of a crime to properly defend oneself in front of a judge and jury.
Criminal defense is so important that it was even incorporated into the Sixth Amendment of the United State Constitution. The Sixth Amendment guarantees anyone in America the right, “To have assistance of counsel for his defense.”
Even if a person is guilty of the crime they committed, it’s important from a moral perspective that the individual have the best possible representation in court. Only then will they receive the fair and impartial trial to which they are entitled under the Constitution.
In fact, two of America’s most revered presidents (John Adams and Abraham Lincoln) were criminal defense attorneys at some point in their lives. John Adams is even on record saying that he considered one of his greatest services to America to be his defense of British soldiers wrongly accused of murdering colonists during the Boston Massacre.
While it may seem odd, or even immoral, that some lawyers would choose to represent those accused of serious crimes, their job is important to ensure justice is levied as best as possible. If you want more information, or feel you need a criminal defense attorney, call us today at 801-722-8918.