When choosing a criminal defense attorney, you want to make sure your lawyer is both experienced and well-rounded. You want an attorney who has proven he can handle every aspect of a complicated legal defense.
The courtroom is not the only place an attorney works. Bill Nettles is an experienced litigator, but he's also experienced with the negotiating room. He understands the dynamics at play and knows how to skillfully represent your interests in plea bargain negotiations.
If you've been accused of a crime in South Carolina, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you. Please call the Law Office of Bill Nettles today at 803-814-2826.
Why Experience Is So Important
The reality of the legal system is that the vast majority of cases are resolved long before they reach the trial stage. This is especially true of the criminal justice system, as prosecutors and defense attorneys alike tend to be overworked and have an interest in clearing cases as quickly as possible.
Televised courtroom dramas tend not to show this, as plea bargain negotiations are less dramatic than a big courtroom showdown, but there's a very real chance that your criminal case will be resolved with a plea bargain.
This doesn't mean your choice of attorney is irrelevant. Quite the opposite – your attorney matters more than ever in plea negotiations.
The usual dynamic in these discussions is this: the prosecutor has all the leverage, as the defendant is often facing jail time. If the defendant's attorney isn't properly equipped, it's easy for a prosecutor to extract a very favorable deal from the defendant in question. Prosecutors will press their advantage at every step along the way.
But this won't work if Bill Nettles is your attorney. He's known across the state for his skill in litigation. He's not afraid to go to trial, and prosecutors know this. He can't be bullied or intimidated, and he will absolutely recommend rejecting an offer if he doesn't feel it's in your best interests.
This reputation is invaluable. It doesn't guarantee a favorable deal, and no ethical attorney can give you any evaluation of possible sentences without a full examination of your case. However, it's undeniably the case that an experienced, reputable attorney makes a huge difference in these negotiations.
Mr. Nettles is familiar with both sides of the negotiating table. He began his career as a criminal defense attorney, then spent more than five years as the US Attorney for the District of South Carolina. He knows how to conduct plea bargain negotiations and will not be surprised by any tactic or approach.
If you need an experienced criminal defense attorney in South Carolina, please call the Law Office of Bill Nettles today at 803-814-2826.