It may be a question you need to ask yourself. It’s also a question your attorney should ask you about, and discuss with you as you work together to develop the best case strategy.
What matters most in your case… is what matters most to you.
More than Jail or Prison
Most people have at least a couple of goals in common when facing a criminal charge: stay out of jail; and avoid a conviction when possible. Beyond that, two people facing similar charges may have very different goals.
Understanding what matters most to you will help your attorney to build a defense strategy focused on accomplishing your goals — both immediate and long-term. Here are just a few ideas to consider:
- keeping your driver license
- keeping your job
- being there for your kids
- staying sober
- no felony convictions
- preserving gun rights
- shielding a family member from prosecution
- avoiding embarrassment / social stigma
- keeping your professional license
- keeping your security clearance
- maintaining personal integrity
- getting treatment
- getting training
- staying in college
- student loan eligibility
- protecting your career
- keeping future options open
- being done with the case as fast as possible
- delaying the case as long as possible
- immigration / deportation / citizenship
- housing / rental options
- voting rights
- travel limitations or restrictions
- moving out of state
- getting a fresh start
Accomplishing Your Goals
The best attorneys keep in mind the goals, values, and hopes of their clients. Finishing the legal case is just one step on a much longer journey.
When you work with the Canyons Law Group, take some time to discuss with your attorney where you want to go in life, your goals, your hopes, and what matters most to you. That way, we can work together on a legal strategy that can support your larger goals.