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Scale of justiceWhen you get arrested, the officer will read you the Miranda Rights. One of the Miranda Rights is “the right to an attorney,” which guarantees that you be given counsel and guidance in your trial, based on the Sixth Amendment of Constitutional right to a fair trial. If you cannot afford an attorney, you are appointed one by the court.

Before you speak with the police, you are allowed to talk to a lawyer about what you should and should not say. Before admitting o your guilt, ask to speak to your lawyer.

Should I hire an attorney?

If the court will assign you a free attorney, is it worth it to pay for one?

This is a common question that does not have an easy answer.

If you plan to plead guilty or your case is straight-forward, then it may be fine to accept a public defender instead of an attorney from a law firm.

But, as the saying goes, “you get what you pay for.” That does not mean that court-appointed lawyers are worse, or they will always lose, but you are paying for quality and attention to detail when you hire a lawyer like Madeline Galadjian.

If we take the case, we will examine it front to back and back to front. We can find weaknesses in the case against you and formulate a plan to exploit them.

Even if you do plan to plead guilty, we can be by your side to negotiate a fair punishment.

Hiring an attorney to handle a DUI, divorce settlement, or medical lawsuit will help guarantee that your voice is heard.


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