A Former Prosecutor with the Resources and Skills to Fight Aggressively for Your Defense
In criminal law, every case is unique. Whether you’re dealing with DUI, sexual battery, or aggravated assault charges, you deserve personalized attention and a defense tailored specifically to your case. At Hooper Law Offices, our legal team will give every case the attention it rightfully deserves. We create an individualized plan of action that is customized for each client’s goals.
Hooper Law Offices has the experience, resources, and knowledge to fight for the best outcome for you.
Criminal law proceedings are complex, as the opposing party is the state, which law enforcement, district attorneys, and investigators at its disposal. As a result, you need an aggressive attorney on your side to defend your rights and represent your best interests. We are available 24/7 and offer bilingual Spanish services to accommodate your situation. Whether it’s a felony or a misdemeanor, our firm is prepared to guide you through the legal process and fight for your rights. Let us handle the legal jargon and explain the relevant laws so you can feel confident about your defense.
At Hooper Law Offices, we have the experience, resources and knowledge to fight for
the best outcome for you. Our compassionate attorney will work closely with you and
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All defendants have a right to have an attorney when dealing with a criminal case, especially if it involves the possibility of incarceration. You might be tempted to make the most out of the court’s offer to a court-appointed counsel or a public defender for free. However, it may not prove as advantageous you would hope.
Here are some things you need to know about public defenders:
- The lawyer might not actually be “free.” The court may order the defendant to pay an “appointed counsel fee” when the case is over.
- The lawyer might be inexperienced. Although there are many highly qualified court-appointed public defenders, there’s also a number of inexperienced, often newly admitted lawyers looking to gain experience as beginners.
- The lawyer might be overworked. There are fewer public defenders responsible for a greater number of cases.
- You can’t choose your lawyer. You have no say on who will be your lawyer; you will merely be assigned to the next person on the list who may or may not be enthusiastic about your case.
Keep in mind that public defenders work for the government, and most of them will be juggling a heavy load of 100-200 cases at any given time. So, they won’t have the resources or the time to investigate your case properly and prepare a powerful defense strategy as a criminal defense lawyer can.
Should I Speak to the Police? No!
Be aware that you should never talk to the police without consulting with an attorney first. Police officers are specifically trained to obtain admissions, confessions, and inconsistencies. If you are innocent, they can try to coerce you into making inconsistent statements, which can later be used as evidence of guilt. There may also be things that you did that make you look guilty, which the police might look to exploit. As a result, talking to law enforcement without a criminal defense lawyer present could put you in a situation where you are unknowingly admitting to certain elements of a crime that you didn’t even know you committed.
How Hooper Law Offices Will Strategize Your Defense
At Hooper Law Offices, we will take a thorough approach to strategizing your defense. When you work with our firm, you can expect thorough case preparation, which could take months to ensure that things move quicker when the case goes to court and can help avoid any surprises from the prosecution. Following research and preparation, the criminal defense lawyer will be responsible for calling witnesses in your defense and cross-examining the prosecution’s witnesses. Ideally, your lawyer needs to be trustworthy and dynamic, be able to explain complex topics to the jury, and be ready to discuss every aspect of your case.
Depending on your case, we may also work with you and the prosecution to negotiate a “plea bargain.” This might reduce your potential sentence and even eliminate some of the charges filed against you. Keep in mind that in most cases, prosecutors are reluctant to negotiate with defendants who don’t have a criminal defense lawyer.
We can also come up with an amicable sentencing plan for your case to negotiate a more favorable deal. If you are found guilty, your lawyer might be able to change your sentence in a way that works for you, such as preventing you from winding back in the justice system again. For instance, in a drug possession case, we could negotiate against a 10-month prison sentence and suggest a sentence of 6 months in prison followed by 4 months in a rehabilitation facility.
You should also expect your attorney to have the training and experience to give you a reality check. We will be more aware of what’s going on with your case at a technical level and will be able to predict what the outcome might be. You can also expect us to provide realistic insights into how your trial is going, which will be essential when deciding whether or not to accept a plea deal.
Additionally, part of your case may require you to find and hire investigators and expert witnesses. If they can find evidence to support your claim, it could help your case dramatically. Hooper Law Offices has a network of experts we can consult when appropriate.
Contact Hooper Law Offices to Get Started on Your Defense
At Hooper Law, we are passionate about providing our clients with a strong defense to protect their constitutional rights. We are licensed to practice in both federal and state courts throughout Idaho, including the Federal District Court for the District of Idaho. If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a crime, consult an experienced lawyer like Attorney Aaron Hooper who has the time and resources to investigate your case and build the best legal defense possible. We can provide you with aggressive and exceptional legal advocacy like we have for past clients, who have faced charges ranging from domestic violence to drug crimes.
Reach out to Hooper Law Offices today to schedule a free consultation online or at (208) 271-9551.
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