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If you have been accused of a crime, hiring a skilled criminal defense attorney could make all the difference in your case. It is important that you are aware of all the information regarding your case so that you are able to make the best decision for you. Not matter what your unique circumstances are, or how serious the crime you have been accused of, a criminal defense attorney could help you receive justice and clear your name.

Crimes are classified as infractions, misdemeanors, or felonies, depending on the nature of the crime and any aggravating factors. An experienced criminal defense attorney will be able to defend you against any criminal accusation. Arson is usually charged as a felony as it has the potential of destroying vast amounts of property as well as causing serious injury or death. Assault and battery is violence or the threat of violence. Computer crime refers to anything from identify theft to fraud to hacking to child pornography.

If you have been accused of domestic violence, you could be facing harsh penalties. Domestic violence is any physical, emotional, verbal, or sexual abuse towards a member of one's household. Drug crimes include: drug possession, possession with intent, cultivation, manufacturing, drug distribution, and trafficking. Depending on the amount of drugs involved and whether any state or country borders were crossed, you could be facing anything from fines to life imprisonment.

You could be convicted of driving under the influence if had a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or above while driving. However, the tests that law enforcement use are not always completely accurate. It there was an error made in the administration or interpretation of your field sobriety test or breathalyzer test, your charges could be dropped. If you have a prior conviction on your record, you get your record expunged. This will seal your record to the public and enable you to have a fresh start.

A criminal defense attorney could also defend you against allegations of theft, violence, white collar crimes, murder, or hate crimes. To learn more about how they could help you, contact an attorney as soon as possible.