Leave Courthouse Faster

One perk of a criminal defendant hiring a lawyer is that the person will usually get to leave the courthouse faster than people without lawyers. This is because defendants with lawyers get their cases heard before those without them. (A criminal defendant usually makes several appearances in court before going to trial or entering a guilty plea. During those court appearances, there may be dozens (or more) of other defendants who are in the courtroom waiting to see the judge. So, going first is nice.)

You might notice that I used the work “perk” above. This was intentional. I certainly wouldn’t recommend hiring a lawyer just so that you can get out of court faster, but if you do hire one, getting out of court faster than others certainly is a perk.

Jeremy J. Richey, Attorney at Law
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