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Know and Protect Your Rights in a Criminal Defense Matter



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Know and Protect Your Rights in a Criminal Defense Matter





Can The Defendant Do Anything To Mitigate Their Sentencing Outcome?

Your attorney will be advising you throughout the case and encouraging you to gather documentation and evidence that will help mitigate (reduce) your sentence. This documentation could include character letters or letters of recommendations from friends and family, awards from your job, proof that you are enrolled in school and getting good grades, pay stubs showing that you are working full time, a letter from your immigration attorney regarding possible consequences of a conviction, and so on. Our office will ask you to provide us with anything that will help to mitigate your sentence or that may help in negotiating a better resolution.

One thing that is helpful is if the client DOES NOT pick up any new arrests while they have the current case pending. Picking up a new case while there is one active will aggravate the situation rather than mitigate it.

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